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Where can I find information about a senator or representative?

  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-present (searchable database)
  • GovTrack.us (106th Congress [1999]-present) Includes other information about legislation and members of Congress, including campaign finance information. Allows users to set up "monitors" for online tracking and notification of activity for every person, bill, subject term, or committee in Congress.
  • Politics in America (Yale only)
    This database from Congressional Quarterly provides detailed information on members of Congress and their districts and states (106th Congress-present). The profiles provide analysis of personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations of members at home and on Capitol Hill. It also includes information on campaign finance, partisan caucuses, and standing committees.
  • LegiStorm
    Information on financial disclosures, foreign gifts, earmarks sponsored, privately funded trips, and Congressional staff salaries.
  • MAPLight.org
    Combines bill texts and legislative voting records, supporting and opposing interests for each bill, and campaign contribution data. Allows users to see contributions from interests supporting and opposing specific bills; average donations given to legislators, and how those legislators voted on specific bills; timeline of contributions and votes for each bill, identifying when legislators received donations before or after their vote.
  • Influence Explorer
  • Senate and House YouTube channels



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