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United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1998

Roll call voting records for both chambers of the United States Congress through the second session of the 105th. Congress are presented in this data collection.  Each data file in the collection contains information for one chamber of a single Congress.  The units of analysis in each part are the individual members of Congress.  Each record contains a member's voting action on every roll call vote taken during that Congress, along with variables that identify the member (e.g., name, party, state, district, uniform ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) member number, and most recent means of attaining office).  In addition, the codebook provides descriptive information for each roll call, including the date of the vote, outcome in terms of nays and yeas, name of initiator, the relevant bill or resolution number, and a synopsis of the issue.

The ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database provides search and browsing access to abstracts and datasets in the world's largest archive of computerized social science data.  Search or browse title of study, principal investigator, words in abstracts, or study number.  It is possible to browse major research categories.

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