CQ Press Congress Collection

The CQ Press Congress Collection is a dynamic research and reference tool allowing contemporary and historical analysis of members of Congress, their legislative voting behavior, and interest group ratings. You can also select and download results for roll call votes and compare how various factors, such as the Congress member’s political party or religion, affect voting.

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Content and Features

  • Public Policy Legislation presents legislative information and analysis under 23 broad topics including: agriculture, civil rights, national security, and transportation
  • Members of Congress includes biographical, political, and electoral data about every member of Congress since the 79th Congress
  • Floor Votes organizes, by Congress and topic, the preferred data for scholarly research. Each individual floor vote is presented with a description of the vote along with the vote outcome by political party and includes links to the roll call vote, the full text of the legislation, and a state delegation vote map
  • The Legislative Branch provides encyclopedic information, statistical data, legislative analysis, and Supreme Court case summaries relating to the structure and powers of Congress

How the CQ Press Congress Collection supports research

  • Finds biographical, political, and election data about every member of Congress since the 79th Congress (1945)
  • Searches through encyclopedic information, statistical data, legislative analysis, and Supreme Court case summaries on the structure and powers of Congress
  • Compares “CQ Key Votes” voting records between two or more members or sees how demographic characteristic affected vote outcomes
  • Analyzes each member and their demographics with interest group scores

“A very impressive resource.”—Library Journal