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U.S. Federal Legislative Information: Votes

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Votes

Not all floor votes are roll call votes ie the votes of individual members may not be recorded.

A House Judiciary Commitee clerk holds the completed roll call tally sheet after the impeachment vote on the second impeachment article against President Clinton, Friday, Dec. 11, 1998.

Source: AP Images

 

 

Voting Records

 

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Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House Roll Call Votes

 

1990-

Must know approximate congressional session or date.

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes

 

1989-

 

Hein: Congressional Record and Index

Also available in print and fiche in GovDocs 3West NonCirc.

1873-

(Bound edition has a publication time lag of 3-4 years.)

Subject index to votes in the Index ("Votes in Senate" and "Votes in House" or "Yea-and-Nay Votes"). Votes are not identified by party or by state.

Congressional votes database (Washington Post) 

 

1991-

 

CQ Almanac 

1945-

Compiles weekly voting charts from CQ Weekly. Includes subject index to votes and party membership.

Before 1987 does not use the same vote numbers as in the Record - see cross-reference at top corner of the page the vote chart appears on.

Congressional Roll Call (print publication)

 

1971-1989

Includes subject index to votes.

ICPSR data files 

Some roll call data sets: Roll Calls of the Continental Congresses and the Congresses of the Confederation, 1777-1789 and United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1998.

 

 

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