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Daily Operation of the United States Senate, 1975

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data, roll call data, and census-enumeration data
  • Commission on the Operation of the Senate
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
decision making; legislative bodies; legislative issues; legislative process; legislators; national politics; public policy; roll call data; United States Congress; United States Senate
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains descriptions of legislative activity in the United States Senate during the First Session of the Ninety-fourth Congress (1975). The four data files were obtained from the Government Division of the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Part 1 contains information on bills and resolutions considered, including the type of measure, the date and number of subcommittee hearings about it, and the actions taken on it. Part 2 describes committee activities, including detailed information about every committee meeting held, e.g., dates and times, open or closed, purpose(s) of meeting, subject area covered, and number and type of witnesses appearing before each. Part 3 contains information about the Senate floor sessions, including times of convening and adjourning and number of record and quorum votes taken. Part 4 contains records of the committee and subcommittee assignments of all Senators and the factors influencing those assignments, e.g., each Senator's Senate leadership position, state seniority, Senate seniority in years, party affiliation, party seniority in years, state population in the thousands, prior occupation, and former public office held.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Part 1
    • DS2: Part 2
    • DS3: Part 3
    • DS4: Part 4
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1975
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The United States Senate during the First Session of the Ninety-fourth Congress (1975).
Collection Mode
  • The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

2006-01-18 File CB7512.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7512 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07512.v2

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

Commission on the Operation of the Senate (1984): Daily Operation of the United States Senate, 1975. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.