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POLSC3201 - Silver

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  • Guide to Congress. CQ Press, 2008. REFERENCE JK1021 .C565 2008
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States. Bernan Press, 2015. REFERENCE HA202
  • United States Government Manual. Office of the Federal Register et al., 2014. REFERENCE JK421 .A3. (also available at www.usgovernmentmanual.gov)

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Senator Information

  • Americans for Democratic Action
  • The American Conservative Union
    • On the top menu, click on Rating and, then,  Federal Legislative Ratings.
  • Center for Responsive Politics (opensecrets.org)
    An action-oriented research organization that provides data and written analysis on the effect of interest groups on elections and policy.
     
  • GovTrack.us
    A website focused on U.S. government transparency whose goal is to help "ordinary citizens find and track bills in the U.S. Congress and understand their representatives’ legislative record."
     
  • Project Vote Smart
    • Contains candidate biographies, voting records, issue positions, public statements, campaign finance and interest group ratings for federal and state elections.
    • Information on ballot initiatives and current legislative votes organized by state.
    • Provides links to resources to learn more about the elections and the election process.
    • Learn how to register to vote in your state of legal residence.
    • For listing of political parties, see [http://votesmart.org/political-parties#.UFoSua5N4Yw] and select the desired state.
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Explore these resources for information on both your senator.

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