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Congressional Documents: Members

Sources of General Info About Members

House Directory of Representatives

Senators

The Wayback Machine may have captured previous versions of a Member's website. Search using the current or previous URL.

Almanac of American Politics, 2012- (online) Best Bet
Almanac of American Politics, 1974- (print)
Main Ref (previous 5 years), or Main Libr JK 1012 .A44
Similar to Politics in America. A volume is issued for each Congress. Organized by state, it includes for each member: biography, political activities, committees, key votes, group ratings, National Journal ratings, election results, and for members of the House, description of the district and demographics. Also includes leadership, state profiles, campaign finance, etc.

Politics in America, 1990-2014
Main Ref (previous 4 congresses), or Main Libr JK 1010 .P64
Similar to Almanac of American Politics. A volume is issued for each Congress. Organized by state, it includes for each member: biography, committees, key votes, CQ Vote Studies, election results, and for members of the House, description of the district. Also includes state profiles, member statistics, leadership, House and Senate committee rosters, etc.

Congressional yellow book, 2013-
Main Ref, Main Libr JK1012 .C652
Previously: Congressional staff directory, 1959-2012 (with gaps)
Main Libr JK1012 .C65

Official congressional directory (print; newer editions online)
Govt Ref, Govt Doc Y 4.P 93/1:1/

The United States Congressional Directories, 1789-1840
Main Ref JK1011 .U53

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
1774-

Members of the U.S. Congress
From congress.gov. 93rd Congress- (1973-), plus members from 71st-92nd Congresses (1929-1972) who were still serving in 1973.

Member information
House of Representatives, current members only

Find Your Representative
"Not sure of your congressional district or who your member is? This service will assist you by matching your ZIP code to your congressional district, with links to your member's website and contact page."

Members of Congress, 1700s-
From govtrack.us

There are also a number of volumes that focus on members of particular groups in Congress such as

Scores and rankings

CQ Almanac (online, 1945-present)
Govt Index JK1 .C66 (print, 1948-present)
Published annually. Narrative coverage of key legislation, controversies and major issues, as well as an appendix of vote counts and other data for each session of Congress.

Almanac of American Politics, 2012- (online)
Almanac of American Politics, 1974- (print)
Main Ref (previous 5 years), or Main Libr JK 1012 .A44
Similar to Politics in America. A volume is issued for each Congress. Organized by state, it includes for each member: biography, committees, key votes, group ratings, National Journal ratings, election results, and for members of the House, description of the district and demographics. Also includes leadership, state profiles, campaign finance, etc.

How to ...

Find bills and resolutions introduced, sponsored, or cosponsored by a particular member

Use a database that can be searched by member's name such as:

Alternatively, using the print index to the Congressional Record or searching it electronically, look up the member's name. Look for a subheading beginning with "Bills and resolutions". Each entry includes a summary of the bill, the bill number, the page number in the Congressional Record, and the date.

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