A research and reference tool for historical analysis of members of Congress, their voting behavior, and the legislative process.
Supports course work on Congress and public policy, including the Advanced Placement course in American Government and Politics, and scholarly research in political science and American history. The Collection integrates a careful selection of relevant CQ Press content, as well as Congressional Quarterly's invaluable "CQ Key Votes" data.
- Map It provides a visual representation of how state delegations vote on "CQ Key Votes." Selecting any state will link to the roll call vote of the state delegation. Powerful database-driven research tools allow patrons to generate unique perspectives about members of Congress. For example, in:
- Voting Alignment researchers can compare "CQ Key Votes" voting records between two or more members, member votes compared to party votes (party unity), by member demographics, and by votes across a state delegation.
- Interest Group Ratings users can analyze each member and their demographics with support scores assigned by various, well-known interest groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, American Conservative Union, and the National Education Association.
- Advanced CQ Key Vote Analysis users will discern member voting patterns on the most important legislation.
- Advanced Member Analysis researchers can generate unique demographic analysis by Congress, political party, state, birth, religion, previous occupation, sex, and/or military service.