Provides an analytical survey of the history and development; powers; personalities; current developments; and legislation considered and passed by the United States Congress. From the Congressional Quarterly.
Data is organized in four sections:
- Public Policy Legislation presents legislative information and analysis under 23 broad topics such as agriculture, civil rights, national security, and transportation and hundreds of subtopics.
- Members of Congress includes biographical, political, and electoral data about every member of Congress since the 97th Congress (additional Congresses will be added periodically). It also includes links to each member's "CQ Key Votes" voting record and data on how various interest groups rate the members. An advanced member search allows the user to search for members by various demographic fields.
- CQ Key Votes organizes, by Congress and topic, the preferred data for scholarly research. Each individual "CQ Key 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. It also provides the ability to conduct advanced vote analysis by various demographic fields.
- The Legislative Branch provides encyclopedic information, statistical data, legislative analysis, and Supreme Court case summaries relating to the structure and powers of Congress including committee information and its relationships with other branches of government and the media.
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