Campaigns & Elections: Congressional Voting Records

This page shows resources for exploring different aspects of federal electoral campaigns and elections.

Congressional Voting Records

  • Congressional Roll Call
    Check the voting records for Senators and Representatives back to 1871.
  • Congressional Roll Call. Annual.
    Washington, Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1969-(No print copies after 2012)
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK 1 .C663
  • National Environmental Scorecard
    From the League of Conservation Voters, a bipartisan political arm of the environmental movement; Congressional scorecards 1993-present.
  • ACLU Congressional Scorecard: from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Project Vote Smart
    ​​          Key Votes: 1991 to present

Interest Group Ratings: ratings by dozens of special interest groups, across the political spectrum

  • Sharp, J. Michael.
    The Directory of Congressional Voting Scores and Interest Group Ratings. 2 vols. 4th ed.
    Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, c2006.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK 1051 .S555 2006
  • U.S. Congress Votes Database, from the Washington Post
    The U.S. Congress Votes Database documents every vote and member of the House and Senate since 1991. Data is pulled from several sources, including the House clerk, the U.S. Senate and the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. For the 112th Congress, users can analyze members and votes by various metrics, including caucus affiliations, 2010 margin of victory, and members endorsed by Tea Party Express or Freedom Works during the 2010 campaign.
  • Voter Information Services, Inc.
    Voting records for members of Congress, and ratings of members of Congress based on their votes on legislation supported or opposed by over 20 special interest/lobbying groups.

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Page edited and updated by Julia Robbins, September 2015.