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Title:
Directory of congressional voting scores and interest group ratings
Author:
Sharp, J. Michael.
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
2 volumes (xiii, 1676 pages) ; 29 cm
General Note:
Chiefly tables.
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. Preface ; introduction ; voting scores and group ratings by individual, A--L -- v. 2. Voting scores and group ratings by individual, M--Z ; appendix (listings of members from the 80th to 105th Congresses).
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ISBN:
9781568025650

9781568025667

9781568025674
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Book

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Summary

Summary

The political positions and performance of members of Congress can be determined by examining each roll call vote a person casts - usually in the hundreds - during a career in office. This title simplifies this task for students, researchers and citizens by drawing on compilations done by organized interest groups of differing political persuasions.


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Booklist Review

New edition of a resource last published in 1996 compiles voting scores and interest-group ratings for every legislator who served in Congress from 1947 to 1999. The scores and ratings come from 10 prominent interest groups from across the political spectrum.


Choice Review

Sharp's directory will be useful to congressional scholars as well as undergraduates who seek voting pattern information going back beyond the last few years. Smaller libraries can probably be content with the basic Congressional Quarterly reference works and Michael Barone and Grant Ujifusa's Almanac of American Politics (CH, Jan'94), which provide similar information. Sharp's book is unique in compiling ratings from ten interest groups, as well as some of Congressional Quarterly's most popular indexes (such as conservative coalition and presidential support scores) going back to the 1940s when possible, for all members of Congress over the past several decades. A handy appendix lists members of each Congress, 1947-95. It is unfortunate that the book ends before the 1994 elections, but the historical data is well formatted and displayed. For larger libraries, congressional scholars, and upper-division and graduate students. J. Heyrman; Berea College


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