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American Politics

A guide to statistics, data, and documentary sources in American politics available to researchers at Princeton University.

Best Starting Points

Legislative Data

Partisanship and Ideology

Members & Committees

Biographical Characteristics and Service


Vital Statistics on Congress has a section dedicated to committees and staffers. See also the KnowWho Directory link above.

See also detailed House and Senate reports on expenditures, which includes salaries and spending by committees and Members' offices.

Reference and Archives

Congressional District Data

Congressional Districts

Congressional Documents & Reports

The best congressional documents starting place is ProQuest Congressional (see above)

Congressional News & Analysis