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United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1998 (ICPSR 4) RSS

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Summary:

Roll call voting records for both chambers of the United States Congress through the second session of the 105th Congress are presented in this data collection. Each data file in the collection contains information for one chamber of a single Congress. The units of analysis in each part are the individual members of Congress. Each record contains a member's voting action on every roll call vote taken during that Congress, along with variables that identify the member (e.g., name, party, state, district, uniform ICPSR member number, and most recent means of attaining office). In addition, the codebook provides descriptive information for each roll call, including the date of the vote, outcome in terms of nays and yeas, name of initiator, the relevant bill or resolution number, and a synopsis of the issue.

Series: United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records Series

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DS1:  House (1st Congress) - Download All Files (176 KB)
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DS2:  Senate (1st Congress) - Download All Files (157 KB)
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DS3:  House (2nd Congress) - Download All Files (160 KB)
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DS4:  Senate (2nd Congress) - Download All Files (91 KB)
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DS5:  House (3rd Congress) - Download All Files (116 KB)
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DS6:  Senate (3rd Congress) - Download All Files (122 KB)
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DS7:  House (4th Congress) - Download All Files (130 KB)
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DS8:  Senate (4th Congress) - Download All Files (128 KB)
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DS9:  House (5th Congress) - Download All Files (226 KB)
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DS10:  Senate (5th Congress) - Download All Files (283 KB)
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DS11:  House (6th Congress) - Download All Files (154 KB)
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DS12:  Senate (6th Congress) - Download All Files (180 KB)
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DS13:  House (7th Congress) - Download All Files (233 KB)
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DS14:  Senate (7th Congress) - Download All Files (134 KB)
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DS15:  House (8th Congress) - Download All Files (200 KB)
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DS16:  Senate (8th Congress) - Download All Files (120 KB)
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DS17:  House (9th Congress) - Download All Files (233 KB)
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DS18:  Senate (9th Congress) - Download All Files (137 KB)
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DS19:  House (10th Congress) - Download All Files (352 KB)
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DS20:  Senate (10th Congress) - Download All Files (141 KB)
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DS21:  House (11th Congress) - Download All Files (414 KB)
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DS22:  Senate (11th Congress) - Download All Files (230 KB)
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DS23:  House (12th Congress) - Download All Files (439 KB)
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DS24:  Senate (12th Congress) - Download All Files (277 KB)
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DS25:  House (13th Congress) - Download All Files (548 KB)
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DS26:  Senate (13th Congress) - Download All Files (367 KB)
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DS27:  House (14th Congress) - Download All Files (194 KB)
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DS28:  Senate (14th Congress) - Download All Files (266 KB)
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DS29:  House (15th Congress) - Download All Files (191 KB)
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DS30:  Senate (15th Congress) - Download All Files (182 KB)
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DS31:  House (16th Congress) - Download All Files (230 KB)
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DS32:  Senate (16th Congress) - Download All Files (183 KB)
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DS33:  House (17th Congress) - Download All Files (175 KB)
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DS34:  Senate (17th Congress) - Download All Files (139 KB)
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DS35:  House (18th Congress) - Download All Files (162 KB)
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DS36:  Senate (18th Congress) - Download All Files (260 KB)
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DS37:  House (19th Congress) - Download All Files (193 KB)
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DS38:  Senate (19th Congress) - Download All Files (313 KB)
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DS39:  House (20th Congress) - Download All Files (371 KB)
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DS40:  Senate (20th Congress) - Download All Files (347 KB)
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DS41:  House (21st Congress) - Download All Files (417 KB)
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DS42:  Senate (21st Congress) - Download All Files (363 KB)
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DS43:  House (22nd Congress) - Download All Files (700 KB)
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DS44:  Senate (22nd Congress) - Download All Files (595 KB)
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DS45:  House (23rd Congress) - Download All Files (509 KB)
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DS46:  Senate (23rd Congress) - Download All Files (314 KB)
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DS47:  House (24th Congress) - Download All Files (701 KB)
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DS48:  Senate (24th Congress) - Download All Files (568 KB)
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DS49:  House (25th Congress) - Download All Files (708 KB)
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DS50:  Senate (25th Congress) - Download All Files (535 KB)
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DS51:  House (26th Congress) - Download All Files (1,086 KB)
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DS52:  Senate (26th Congress) - Download All Files (461 KB)
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DS53:  House (27th Congress) - Download All Files (1,511 KB)
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DS54:  Senate (27th Congress) - Download All Files (1,144 KB)
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DS55:  House (28th Congress) - Download All Files (889 KB)
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DS56:  Senate (28th Congress) - Download All Files (405 KB)
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DS57:  House (29th Congress) - Download All Files (925 KB)
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DS58:  Senate (29th Congress) - Download All Files (537 KB)
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DS59:  House (30th Congress) - Download All Files (681 KB)
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DS60:  Senate (30th Congress) - Download All Files (482 KB)
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DS61:  House (31st Congress) - Download All Files (827 KB)
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DS62:  Senate (31st Congress) - Download All Files (712 KB)
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DS63:  House (32nd Congress) - Download All Files (644 KB)
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DS64:  Senate (32nd Congress) - Download All Files (531 KB)
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DS65:  House (33rd Congress) - Download All Files (897 KB)
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DS66:  Senate (33rd Congress) - Download All Files (782 KB)
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DS67:  House (34th Congress) - Download All Files (1,029 KB)
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DS68:  Senate (34th Congress) - Download All Files (582 KB)
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DS69:  House (35th Congress) - Download All Files (820 KB)
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DS70:  Senate (35th Congress) - Download All Files (999 KB)
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DS71:  House (36th Congress) - Download All Files (649 KB)
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DS72:  Senate (36th Congress) - Download All Files (829 KB)
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DS73:  House (37th Congress) - Download All Files (919 KB)
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DS74:  Senate (37th Congress) - Download All Files (1,053 KB)
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DS75:  House (38th Congress) - Download All Files (861 KB)
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DS76:  Senate (38th Congress) - Download All Files (815 KB)
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DS77:  House (39th Congress) - Download All Files (919 KB)
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DS78:  Senate (39th Congress) - Download All Files (694 KB)
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DS79:  House (40th Congress) - Download All Files (1,086 KB)
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DS80:  Senate (40th Congress) - Download All Files (950 KB)
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DS81:  House (41st Congress) - Download All Files (944 KB)
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DS82:  Senate (41st Congress) - Download All Files (1,043 KB)
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DS83:  House (42nd Congress) - Download All Files (734 KB)
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DS84:  Senate (42nd Congress) - Download All Files (1,112 KB)
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DS85:  House (43rd Congress) - Download All Files (690 KB)
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DS86:  Senate (43rd Congress) - Download All Files (594 KB)
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DS87:  House (44th Congress) - Download All Files (498 KB)
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DS88:  Senate (44th Congress) - Download All Files (622 KB)
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DS89:  House (45th Congress) - Download All Files (600 KB)
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DS90:  Senate (45th Congress) - Download All Files (812 KB)
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DS91:  House (46th Congress) - Download All Files (650 KB)
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DS92:  Senate (46th Congress) - Download All Files (791 KB)
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DS93:  House (47th Congress) - Download All Files (558 KB)
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DS94:  Senate (47th Congress) - Download All Files (1,415 KB)
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DS95:  House (48th Congress) - Download All Files (556 KB)
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DS96:  Senate (48th Congress) - Download All Files (612 KB)
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DS97:  House (49th Congress) - Download All Files (483 KB)
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DS98:  Senate (49th Congress) - Download All Files (628 KB)
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DS99:  House (50th Congress) - Download All Files (534 KB)
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DS100:  Senate (50th Congress) - Download All Files (577 KB)
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DS101:  House (51st Congress) - Download All Files (962 KB)
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DS102:  Senate (51st Congress) - Download All Files (756 KB)
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DS103:  House (52nd Congress) - Download All Files (510 KB)
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DS104:  Senate (52nd Congress) - Download All Files (336 KB)
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DS105:  House (53rd Congress) - Download All Files (626 KB)
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DS106:  Senate (53rd Congress) - Download All Files (839 KB)
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DS107:  House (54th Congress) - Download All Files (283 KB)
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DS108:  Senate (54th Congress) - Download All Files (294 KB)
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DS109:  House (55th Congress) - Download All Files (311 KB)
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DS110:  Senate (55th Congress) - Download All Files (591 KB)
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DS111:  House (56th Congress) - Download All Files (271 KB)
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DS112:  Senate (56th Congress) - Download All Files (281 KB)
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DS113:  House (57th Congress) - Download All Files (308 KB)
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DS114:  Senate (57th Congress) - Download All Files (201 KB)
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DS115:  House (58th Congress) - Download All Files (181 KB)
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DS116:  Senate (58th Congress) - Download All Files (167 KB)
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DS117:  House (59th Congress) - Download All Files (255 KB)
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DS118:  Senate (59th Congress) - Download All Files (217 KB)
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DS119:  House (60th Congress) - Download All Files (504 KB)
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DS120:  Senate (60th Congress) - Download All Files (150 KB)
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DS121:  House (61st Congress) - Download All Files (376 KB)
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DS122:  Senate (61st Congress) - Download All Files (438 KB)
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DS123:  House (62nd Congress) - Download All Files (452 KB)
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DS124:  Senate (62nd Congress) - Download All Files (613 KB)
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DS125:  House (63rd Congress) - Download All Files (521 KB)
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DS126:  Senate (63rd Congress) - Download All Files (880 KB)
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DS127:  House (64th Congress) - Download All Files (314 KB)
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DS128:  Senate (64th Congress) - Download All Files (637 KB)
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DS129:  House (65th Congress) - Download All Files (495 KB)
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DS130:  Senate (65th Congress) - Download All Files (587 KB)
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DS131:  House (66th Congress) - Download All Files (611 KB)
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DS132:  Senate (66th Congress) - Download All Files (613 KB)
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DS133:  House (67th Congress) - Download All Files (620 KB)
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DS134:  Senate (67th Congress) - Download All Files (1,166 KB)
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DS135:  House (68th Congress) - Download All Files (333 KB)
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DS136:  Senate (68th Congress) - Download All Files (387 KB)
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DS137:  House (69th Congress) - Download All Files (224 KB)
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DS138:  Senate (69th Congress) - Download All Files (353 KB)
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DS139:  House (70th Congress) - Download All Files (155 KB)
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DS140:  Senate (70th Congress) - Download All Files (301 KB)
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DS141:  House (71st Congress) - Download All Files (210 KB)
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DS142:  Senate (71st Congress) - Download All Files (655 KB)
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DS143:  House (72nd Congress) - Download All Files (240 KB)
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DS144:  Senate (72nd Congress) - Download All Files (451 KB)
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DS145:  House (73rd Congress) - Download All Files (266 KB)
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DS146:  Senate (73rd Congress) - Download All Files (337 KB)
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DS147:  House (74th Congress) - Download All Files (380 KB)
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DS148:  Senate (74th Congress) - Download All Files (303 KB)
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DS149:  House (75th Congress) - Download All Files (284 KB)
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DS150:  Senate (75th Congress) - Download All Files (276 KB)
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DS151:  House (76th Congress) - Download All Files (399 KB)
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DS152:  Senate (76th Congress) - Download All Files (410 KB)
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DS153:  House (77th Congress) - Download All Files (271 KB)
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DS154:  Senate (77th Congress) - Download All Files (303 KB)
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DS155:  House (78th Congress) - Download All Files (283 KB)
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DS156:  Senate (78th Congress) - Download All Files (330 KB)
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DS157:  House (79th Congress) - Download All Files (373 KB)
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DS158:  Senate (79th Congress) - Download All Files (300 KB)
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DS159:  House (80th Congress) - Download All Files (281 KB)
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DS160:  Senate (80th Congress) - Download All Files (298 KB)
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DS161:  House (81st Congress) - Download All Files (417 KB)
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DS162:  Senate (81st Congress) - Download All Files (524 KB)
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DS163:  House (82nd Congress) - Download All Files (301 KB)
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DS164:  Senate (82nd Congress) - Download All Files (372 KB)
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DS165:  House (83rd Congress) - Download All Files (252 KB)
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DS166:  Senate (83rd Congress) - Download All Files (340 KB)
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DS167:  House (84th Congress) - Download All Files (252 KB)
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DS168:  Senate (84th Congress) - Download All Files (275 KB)
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DS169:  House (85th Congress) - Download All Files (323 KB)
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DS170:  Senate (85th Congress) - Download All Files (385 KB)
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DS171:  House (86th Congress) - Download All Files (302 KB)
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DS172:  Senate (86th Congress) - Download All Files (498 KB)
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DS173:  House (87th Congress) - Download All Files (383 KB)
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DS174:  Senate (87th Congress) - Download All Files (503 KB)
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DS175:  House (88th Congress) - Download All Files (381 KB)
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DS176:  Senate (88th Congress) - Download All Files (646 KB)
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DS177:  House (89th Congress) - Download All Files (664 KB)
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DS178:  Senate (89th Congress) - Download All Files (687 KB)
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DS179:  House (90th Congress) - Download All Files (762 KB)
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DS180:  Senate (90th Congress) - Download All Files (863 KB)
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DS181:  House (91st Congress) - Download All Files (711 KB)
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DS182:  Senate (91st Congress) - Download All Files (915 KB)
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DS183:  House (92nd Congress) - Download All Files (1,089 KB)
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DS184:  Senate (92nd Congress) - Download All Files (1,385 KB)
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DS185:  House (93rd Congress) - Download All Files (1,791 KB)
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DS186:  Senate (93rd Congress) - Download All Files (1,554 KB)
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DS187:  House (94th Congress) - Download All Files (2,085 KB)
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DS188:  Senate (94th Congress) - Download All Files (1,803 KB)
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DS189:  House (95th Congress) - Download All Files (2,650 KB)
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DS190:  Senate (95th Congress) - Download All Files (1,753 KB)
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DS191:  House (96th Congress) - Download All Files (2,293 KB)
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DS192:  Senate (96th Congress) - Download All Files (1,550 KB)
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DS193:  House (97th Congress) - Download All Files (1,467 KB)
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DS194:  Senate (97th Congress) - Download All Files (1,504 KB)
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DS195:  House (98th Congress) - Download All Files (1,683 KB)
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DS196:  Senate (98th Congress) - Download All Files (1,048 KB)
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DS197:  House (99th Congress) - Download All Files (1,579 KB)
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DS198:  Senate (99th Congress) - Download All Files (1,052 KB)
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DS199:  House (100th Congress) - Download All Files (1,569 KB)
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DS201:  House (101st Congress) - Download All Files (1,484 KB)
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DS202:  Senate (101st Congress) - Download All Files (886 KB)
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DS203:  House (102nd Congress) - Download All Files (1,572 KB)
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DS204:  Senate (102nd Congress) - Download All Files (784 KB)
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DS205:  House (103rd Congress) - Download All Files (1,840 KB)
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DS206:  Senate (103rd Congress) - Download All Files (974 KB)
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DS207:  House (104th Congress) - Download All Files (2,389 KB)
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DS208:  Senate (104th Congress) - Download All Files (1,369 KB)
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DS209:  House (105th Congress) - Download All Files (14,167 KB)
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DS499:  List of Member Number, Party ID and State Errata Announced in January 1988 - Download All Files (86 KB)
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DS500:  Roll Calls Database SPIRES File Definition - Download All Files (24 KB)
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DS501:  SPIRES Roll Calls Database RCSETS Information - Download All Files (16 KB)
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DS502:  SPIRES Roll Calls Database RCNOTES Information - Download All Files (494 KB)
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DS503:  SPIRES Roll Calls Database Data - Download All Files (28,370 KB)
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DS504:  SPIRES Roll Calls Database Output Formats - Download All Files (27 KB)
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DS505:  SPIRES Roll Calls Database Data Additions and Updates As of September 1, 1987 - Download All Files (2,524 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, and Congressional Quarterly, Inc. United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1998. ICPSR00004-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-05-06. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00004.v3

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   eighteenth century, historical data, legislators, nineteenth century, political history, roll call data, roll call voting records, twentieth century, United States Congress, United States House of Representatives, United States Senate, voting behavior

Time Period:  

  • 1789--1998

Universe:   All roll call votes in the United States Congress.

Data Types:   roll call voting data

Data Collection Notes:

The technical format has been standardized for all Congresses. Each file contains data for one chamber of a single Congress.

Methodology

Data Source:

Materials for the House from the 1st through the 75th Congresses and for the Senate from the 1st through the 73rd Congresses were keypunched from the Congressional Vote Analysis Collection originally prepared by Clifford Lord under Works Progress Administration auspices. Data for the Senate from the 74th through the 78th Congresses were supplied by Richard W. Kirkendall, University of Missouri. Data for the House from the 76th through the 78th Congresses, and for both chambers of the 79th Congress through the 101st Congresses, were prepared by ICPSR staff utilizing the DAILY CONGRESSIONAL RECORD. Data for both chambers from the 102nd through the 105th Congresses were prepared by Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2010-05-06 Data for the 105th Congress, House, and Senate (Parts 209-210), have been added to this collection, along with the standard ICPSR full product suite of files.
  • 2004-06-17 Variables were added to Part 110, Senate (55th Congress), and data within certain variables were corrected. SAS and SPSS data definition statements and the codebook have been modified to reflect these changes.
  • 2001-08-24 Logical record length data for the 8th session of the Senate, Part 16, is being made available along with SAS and SPSS data definition statements. The codebook has been modified to reflect these changes.
  • 1998-12-17 Data for the 104th Congress, House and Senate (Parts 207-208), have been added to this collection, along with corresponding machine-readable documentation and SAS and SPSS data definition statements.
  • 1997-02-24 Data for the 102nd and 103rd Congresses, House, and Senate (Parts 203-206) have been added to this collection, along with corresponding machine-readable documentation and SAS and SPSS data definition statements.

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