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American Politics

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

Politics Librarian

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Jeremy Darrington

Best Starting Points

Legislative Data

Partisanship and Ideology

Members of Congress

Congressional Committees


Vital Statistics on Congress has a section dedicated to committees and staffers. For historical listings of members and staffers, see also the KnowWho Directory link on the Members tab.

Staff Levels and Funding

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

Congressional District Data

Congressional Districts

Congressional Documents & Reports

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

Congressional News & Analysis

Reference and Archives