CQ Almanac

CQ Almanac

CQ Almanac is an annual reference source that reports on the annual activities of the U.S. Congress. It was published from 1945-2020. 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 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 – 2020

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