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THOMAS: House Roll Call Votes
House Roll Call
Votes are recorded
votes from the House of
Roll call vote
number, vote date,
& title/description of the legislation
(bill/amendment number being voted on, quorum call or
(description of the vote),
(Passed, Failed, or Agreed to) and
Detailed vote pages show individual
member votes and vote totals by party.
Coverage: 101st Congress, 2nd session
(1990) through current Congress
To use THOMAS, try one of the three methods below:
Browse Alphabetical List of Bill Popular and Short Titles
- Advanced Search
- Browse all Roll Call Votes for 112th Congress from
Articles from newspapers and magazines
can be helpful when determining why this person was elected, and
who supports them.
To find articles, use one of these
Lexis-Nexis Academic - a great source
for full-text world news and legal information.
National Newspapers - a source of
U.S. news from major papers including The New York Times
and The Washington Post
- Congressional Quarterly's magazine on
government, commerce and politics.
And how about Polling Data? This could
also be useful in determining
why this Represenative was elected.
Or you can try Googling "poll data" AND
Citing your Work
not cool. Of
course you want to make sure you give proper credit to any
source that you use to write your papers, whether you directly
quote or paraphrase.
This guide helps students understand what plagiarism is and
how to avoid it:
For citation help, check out the SU's
Citation Style Guide.
or the Political Science dept's guide:
Always make sure
that internet resources are appropriate for your project.
If you have any doubts, check out the criteria listed on
this website from UC Berkeley.
If the link above doesn't make things crystal clear, and you're
still questioning the appropriateness of a website, please check
with your professor or a librarian.
District Profile Websites: