CQ Almanac

CQ Almanac

CQ Almanac is an annual reference source that reports on the annual activities of the U.S. Congress. It contains original narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session. Comprehensive roll call votes for all major legislation are included. CQ Almanac began publication in 1945, and each year, and additional volume is published summarizing the previous year’s Congressional activities.

CQ Almanac can be searched or browsed by keyword, year, decade, or topic. It also includes a Policy Tracker tool to see how major policies have changed over time, and it includes a Series Appendix section with detailed summaries and tables, such as:

  • Conservative Coalition Tables
  • CQ Key Votes Tables
  • Floor Votes Tables
  • Interest Group Ratings
  • Party Unity Tables
  • Presidential Messages
  • Presidential Support Tables
  • Public Laws
  • Voting Participation Tables
  • Additional Material, Selected Volumes

This database is the electronic counterpart of the print publication Congressional Quarterly Almanac.

Dates covered

1945 – 1 year ago.

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