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American Politics

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

Top Sources

Congressional Financial Disclosure

Campaign Finance

Lobbying & Influence

Earmarks and Pork

After Republicans took control of the House and Senate, they placed a moratorium on earmarks in legislation, which appears to have been adhered to since 2011. Some sources for data from previous years is below.

Government Spending and Contracts