Thursday, April 06, 2006

U.S. Congress Votes Database

On this Web site from the Washington Post, you will find almost everything that you ever wanted to know about how the members of recent Congresses have voted. Researchers can learn of every vote taken in the Congress since 1991. For Senate and House votes, the site offers both detailed and summary information about a given vote, as well as about the members who participated.

The database is organized by chamber, and is divided between current and prior Congresses. One useful feature provides votes by type, including impeachments, nominations, and treaties. Further, the site offers the following information for each roll call vote: The question on which the vote was taken, the category, the vote description, the vote type, the result, and the date and time of the vote.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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