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Political Science / Public Policy Resources: Tracking Bills and Voting Records


A collection of web sites for tracking bill information and voting records.

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Selected Web Sites

C-Span Congressional Vote Search This Congressional Vote search feature lets you search for votes by subject, member, or vote number.

Congressional Report Cards - Since 1995 collects and provides voting report guides from many advocacy groups for U.S. Congress.

Thomas - From the LIbrary of Congress provides copies of bills, roll call votes, etc.

Congress.Gov - a new beta site that will be replacing Thomas. A little more user friendly.

U.S. Congress Votes Database This site,'s U.S. Congress Votes Database, is a deep database of every vote in the United States Congress since the 102nd Congress (1991). It lets you browse votes in a variety of ways -- both in aggregate and for individual members of Congress. Courtesy of the Washington Post.

U.S. House Legislative Activities and Roll Call Votes - Courtesy of the House Office of the Clerk.

U.S. Senate Legislation and Records Page

Michigan Legislature

Michigan Votes Type in the appropriate bill number in the search engine for a summary of activity. Or you can try the Michigan Legislature web page.

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