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The Directory of Congressional Voting Scores and Interest Group Ratings
     

The Directory of Congressional Voting Scores and Interest Group Ratings

by J. Michael Sharp
 

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This new edition of the classic reference on congressional voting is a unique and valuable source for everyone who needs to know about the record of an individual member of Congress, or any particular session or year from the last half-century.

Organized alphabetically by member, this 2-volume work includes basic data for each member of Congress, plus easy-to-read

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This new edition of the classic reference on congressional voting is a unique and valuable source for everyone who needs to know about the record of an individual member of Congress, or any particular session or year from the last half-century.

Organized alphabetically by member, this 2-volume work includes basic data for each member of Congress, plus easy-to-read tables voting record relative to all other members at any given insight as to the member's voting characteristics or pattern over time. Interest group ratings reflect the percentage of votes in which the member's votes were consistent with a particular group's position. The interest groups tracked in the study include the NEA and the ACLU and represent a cross section of political, social, and business opinion in the United States.

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Booknews
<:st> The first edition was cited in "ARBA". Arranged alphabetically in this two-volume reference, entries for every member of Congress serving between 1947 and 1995 cite basic biographical data, which is followed by tables presenting voting scores and interest group ratings. Four voting scores (exclusive to the publisher) indicate support of the Conservative Coalition, alliance with the member's party, support of the President's position, and recorded votes. Interest group ratings represent the percentage of votes on which each member voted in favor of a special group's position; among the ten interest groups represented are the National Education Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Conservative Union, and the League of Conservation Voters. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816014644
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1988
Pages:
1216

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