Research Papers and Congressional Voting Data. Note: You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view some of these files. If you do not have it, click
Selected Research Papers
The Origins of the Standing Committees and the Development of the Modern House
- PDF Document: Introduction and Part I (PDF file, 2.6 MB)
- PDF Document: Part II (PDF file, 3.2 MB)
- PDF Document: Part III and Notes (PDF file, 5.0 MB)
Congressional Voting Data
Cooper-Young Data Set
This data set includes traditional aggregate voting scores as well as Cooper-Young structuring scores from the 40th through the 111th Congresses (1867-2009).
House and Senate Party Voting Graphs: Partisan, Crosspartisan, Crossbipartisan, and Bipartisan Types (Data for the 40th – 105th Congresses) Word Document: Complete House and Senate Word Document: House and Senate Split on two pages Word Document: Key Word Document: 4pt Scale
Cooper-Wang Data Set
This data set includes data on basic House voting patterns from the 35th – through the 112th Congresses 1857-2013). These are defined as Partisan, Cross-Partisan, Cross-Bipartisan, and Bipartisan.
Codebook (Definitions for House Scores) Word Document: WORD
House Voting Scores (Data for the 38th-112th Houses) Excel Document: EXCEL