The CQ Congress Collection is a unique and powerful research and reference tool that provides an analytical survey of the history and development of the U.S. Congress.
The CQ Congress Collection is organized under four main sections:
Public Policy Legislation presents legislative information and analysis under 23 broad topics such as agriculture, civil rights, national security, transportation and hundreds of sub-topics.
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 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.
All the CQ Electronic Library features like Your Profile, Favorite Documents, Email option, Basic and Advanced Searching, CiteNow!, Remote Access and Usage Statistics, and much more.
Map of Congress visually displays the political party composition of the House and Senate.
Current Committees lists congressional committees and subcommittees, their members, committee jurisdiction, and contact information.
Congressional Encyclopedia explains more than 250 topics.
Congressional Dictionary defines more than 900 terms.
Web links to government and non-governmental resources.
CQ Congress Collection supports Congress and public policy-related courses, including the Advanced Placement course in American Government and Politics, and scholarly research in political science and American history.
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