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Barbara Bavis, Bibliographic and Research Instruction Librarian, Law Library of Congress
Robert Brammer, Legal Reference Specialist, Law Library of Congress
Julie McBrien, Content Management Intern, Law Library of Congress
Note: This guide is adapted from a research guide previously published on the Law Library's In Custodia Legis blog.
Created: October 25, 2018
Last Updated: May 1, 2019
A subject that is of recurring interest to our patrons is how to find congressional voting records (also called roll call information). This topic presents more challenges than may be readily apparent because researchers must not only determine what resources cover the period of time in which the laws at issue were passed, but also whether that resource is available in a paper-based or freely available digital format.
As the availability of these resources is very date-specific, we have divided them into three main “eras” of data collection: