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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, and Congressional Districts

Member 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.

Congressional Districts

Congressional Documents & Reports

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

Congressional News & Analysis

Politics Librarian

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Jeremy Darrington
Subjects: Politics