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How to Make Congressional Floor Charts Worth Reading

By Sean McMinn and Bian Elkhatib

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Data reporter Sean McMinn loves charts, including the charts seen on C-SPAN from the congressional chamber’s floors. But on International Chart Day, he has a message for lawmakers and their staffs: you can do better. Here are a few simple rules for decluttering floor charts for ease of reading and understanding.

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