CQ Almanac

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CQ Almanac provides authoritative reporting on the people, elections, legislation, and controversies in the U.S. Congress with 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. Content can be searched or browsed by broad topic, decade, or table of contents.

The Policy Tracker feature makes it possible to explore a specific policy to see how it's changed over the years. Policies are arranged by topics ranging from Abortion and Family Planning to World Bank (WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Finance and Development.

The Series Appendix provides access to:

  • 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


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Dates covered

1945 - ongoing

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Reports compiled by Congressional Quarterly.

Type of coverage

Full text.

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CQ Press

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

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