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United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990: Reformatted Data

Resource Type
Dataset : roll call voting data
  • Rosenthal, Howard L.
  • Poole, Keith T.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
eighteenth century; historical data; legislators; nineteenth century; political history; roll call data; roll call voting records; twentieth century; United States Congress; United States House of Representatives; United States Senate; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    Roll call voting records for the United States House of Representatives and Senate through the 100th Congress are presented in this data collection. Each data file in the collection contains information for one chamber of a single Congress. The units of analysis are the individual members of the House of Representatives and Senate. Each record contains a member's voting action on every roll call vote taken during that Congress, along with variables that identify the member (e.g., name, party, state, and uniform ICPSR member number). In addition, the codebook provides descriptive information for each roll call, including the date of the vote, outcome in terms of yeas and nays, name of initiator, the relevant bill or resolution number, and a synopsis of the issue.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: House (1st Congress)
    • DS2: Senate (1st Congress)
    • DS3: House (2nd Congress)
    • DS4: Senate (2nd Congress)
    • DS5: House (3rd Congress)
    • DS6: Senate (3rd Congress)
    • DS7: House (4th Congress)
    • DS8: Senate (4th Congress)
    • DS9: House (5th Congress)
    • DS10: Senate (5th Congress)
    • DS11: House (6th Congress)
    • DS12: Senate (6th Congress)
    • DS13: House (7th Congress)
    • DS14: Senate (7th Congress)
    • DS15: House (8th Congress)
    • DS16: Senate (8th Congress)
    • DS17: House (9th Congress)
    • DS18: Senate (9th Congress)
    • DS19: House (10th Congress)
    • DS20: Senate (10th Congress)
    • DS21: House (11th Congress)
    • DS22: Senate (11th Congress)
    • DS23: House (12th Congress)
    • DS24: Senate (12th Congress)
    • DS25: House (13th Congress)
    • DS26: Senate (13th Congress)
    • DS27: House (14th Congress)
    • DS28: Senate (14th Congress)
    • DS29: House (15th Congress)
    • DS30: Senate (15th Congress)
    • DS31: House (16th Congress)
    • DS32: Senate (16th Congress)
    • DS33: House (17th Congress)
    • DS34: Senate (17th Congress)
    • DS35: House (18th Congress)
    • DS36: Senate (18th Congress)
    • DS37: House (19th Congress)
    • DS38: Senate (19th Congress)
    • DS39: House (20th Congress)
    • DS40: Senate (20th Congress)
    • DS41: House (21st Congress)
    • DS42: Senate (21st Congress)
    • DS43: House (22nd Congress)
    • DS44: Senate (22nd Congress)
    • DS45: House (23rd Congress)
    • DS46: Senate (23rd Congress)
    • DS47: House (24th Congress)
    • DS48: Senate (24th Congress)
    • DS49: House (25th Congress)
    • DS50: Senate (25th Congress)
    • DS51: House (26th Congress)
    • DS52: Senate (26th Congress)
    • DS53: House (27th Congress)
    • DS54: Senate (27th Congress)
    • DS55: House (28th Congress)
    • DS56: Senate (28th Congress)
    • DS57: House (29th Congress)
    • DS58: Senate (29th Congress)
    • DS59: House (30th Congress)
    • DS60: Senate (30th Congress)
    • DS61: House (31st Congress)
    • DS62: Senate (31st Congress)
    • DS63: House (32nd Congress)
    • DS64: Senate (32nd Congress)
    • DS65: House (33rd Congress)
    • DS66: Senate (33rd Congress)
    • DS67: House (34th Congress)
    • DS68: Senate (34th Congress)
    • DS69: House (35th Congress)
    • DS70: Senate (35th Congress)
    • DS71: House (36th Congress)
    • DS72: Senate (36th Congress)
    • DS73: House (37th Congress)
    • DS74: Senate (37th Congress)
    • DS75: House (38th Congress)
    • DS76: Senate (38th Congress)
    • DS77: House (39th Congress)
    • DS78: Senate (39th Congress)
    • DS79: House (40th Congress)
    • DS80: Senate (40th Congress)
    • DS81: House (41st Congress)
    • DS82: Senate (41st Congress)
    • DS83: House (42nd Congress)
    • DS84: Senate (42nd Congress)
    • DS85: House (43rd Congress)
    • DS86: Senate (43rd Congress)
    • DS87: House (44th Congress)
    • DS88: Senate (44th Congress)
    • DS89: House (45th Congress)
    • DS90: Senate (45th Congress)
    • DS91: House (46th Congress)
    • DS92: Senate (46th Congress)
    • DS93: House (47th Congress)
    • DS94: Senate (47th Congress)
    • DS95: House (48th Congress)
    • DS96: Senate (48th Congress)
    • DS97: House (49th Congress)
    • DS98: Senate (49th Congress)
    • DS99: House (50th Congress)
    • DS100: Senate (50th Congress)
    • DS101: House (51st Congress)
    • DS102: Senate (51st Congress)
    • DS103: House (52nd Congress)
    • DS104: Senate (52nd Congress)
    • DS105: House (53rd Congress)
    • DS106: Senate (53rd Congress)
    • DS107: House (54th Congress)
    • DS108: Senate (54th Congress)
    • DS109: House (55th Congress)
    • DS110: Senate (55th Congress)
    • DS111: House (56th Congress)
    • DS112: Senate (56th Congress)
    • DS113: House (57th Congress)
    • DS114: Senate (57th Congress)
    • DS115: House (58th Congress)
    • DS116: Senate (58th Congress)
    • DS117: House (59th Congress)
    • DS118: Senate (59th Congress)
    • DS119: House (60th Congress)
    • DS120: Senate (60th Congress)
    • DS121: House (61st Congress)
    • DS122: Senate (61st Congress)
    • DS123: House (62nd Congress)
    • DS124: Senate (62nd Congress)
    • DS125: House (63rd Congress)
    • DS126: Senate (63rd Congress)
    • DS127: House (64th Congress)
    • DS128: Senate (64th Congress)
    • DS129: House (65th Congress)
    • DS130: Senate (65th Congress)
    • DS131: House (66th Congress)
    • DS132: Senate (66th Congress)
    • DS133: House (67th Congress)
    • DS134: Senate (67th Congress)
    • DS135: House (68th Congress)
    • DS136: Senate (68th Congress)
    • DS137: House (69th Congress)
    • DS138: Senate (69th Congress)
    • DS139: House (70th Congress)
    • DS140: Senate (70th Congress)
    • DS141: House (71st Congress)
    • DS142: Senate (71st Congress)
    • DS143: House (72nd Congress)
    • DS144: Senate (72nd Congress)
    • DS145: House (73rd Congress)
    • DS146: Senate (73rd Congress)
    • DS147: House (74th Congress)
    • DS148: Senate (74th Congress)
    • DS149: House (75th Congress)
    • DS150: Senate (75th Congress)
    • DS151: House (76th Congress)
    • DS152: Senate (76th Congress)
    • DS153: House (77th Congress)
    • DS154: Senate (77th Congress)
    • DS155: House (78th Congress)
    • DS156: Senate (78th Congress)
    • DS157: House (79th Congress)
    • DS158: Senate (79th Congress)
    • DS159: House (80th Congress)
    • DS160: Senate (80th Congress)
    • DS161: House (81st Congress)
    • DS162: Senate (81st Congress)
    • DS163: House (82nd Congress)
    • DS164: Senate (82nd Congress)
    • DS165: House (83rd Congress)
    • DS166: Senate (83rd Congress)
    • DS167: House (84th Congress)
    • DS168: Senate (84th Congress)
    • DS169: House (85th Congress)
    • DS170: Senate (85th Congress)
    • DS171: House (86th Congress)
    • DS172: Senate (86th Congress)
    • DS173: House (87th Congress)
    • DS174: Senate (87th Congress)
    • DS175: House (88th Congress)
    • DS176: Senate (88th Congress)
    • DS177: House (89th Congress)
    • DS178: Senate (89th Congress)
    • DS179: House (90th Congress)
    • DS180: Senate (90th Congress)
    • DS181: House (91st Congress)
    • DS182: Senate (91st Congress)
    • DS183: House (92nd Congress)
    • DS184: Senate (92nd Congress)
    • DS185: House (93rd Congress)
    • DS186: Senate (93rd Congress)
    • DS187: House (94th Congress)
    • DS188: Senate (94th Congress)
    • DS189: House (95th Congress)
    • DS190: Senate (95th Congress)
    • DS191: House (96th Congress)
    • DS192: Senate (96th Congress)
    • DS193: House (97th Congress)
    • DS194: Senate (97th Congress)
    • DS195: House (98th Congress)
    • DS196: Senate (98th Congress)
    • DS197: House (99th Congress)
    • DS198: Senate (99th Congress)
    • DS199: House (100th Congress)
    • DS200: Senate (100th Congress)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1789 / 1990
    Time period: 1789--1990
  • 1990 / 1991
    Collection date: 1990--1991
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All roll call votes in the United States Congress.
Collection Mode
  • This collection is derived from UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL ROLL CALL VOTING RECORDS, 1789-1990 (ICPSR 0004), and differs from that collection in several ways. Codebooks have been standardized in format across all Congresses, and a number of discrepancies in members' identifying information (member identification number, party, etc.) have been corrected.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 201 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2000-07-27 Replacement data files for the House, 1st through 99th Congresses (Parts 1-197, odd) have been provided by the principal investigators. For details on the specific corrections made to this version of the data, users should consult the User Guide. In addition, data for the House's 100th Congress (Part 199) and the entirety of the Senate votes from the 1st-100th Congresses (Parts 2-200, even) have been added, making the collection complete through 1990. Also, a User Guide for All Parts (Part 201) has been added. While the previous version of this collection was available only on diskette, the entire collection is now available online for downloading from the ICPSR Website.
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 (
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

Rosenthal, Howard L.; Poole, Keith T. (1992): United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990: Reformatted Data. Version 1. United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.