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Yes, they look at ALL the votes

Political Theater, Episode 284

Former Rep. John A. Boehner holds up his congressional voting card back in 2009. CQ has tracked members’ votes and analyzed them for its annual vote studies for several decades.
Former Rep. John A. Boehner holds up his congressional voting card back in 2009. CQ has tracked members’ votes and analyzed them for its annual vote studies for several decades. (CQ Roll Call file photo)

For decades, CQ has studied the votes of members of Congress and lined them up according to party unity, loyalty to the president, participation and more. There’s a lot that goes into it, and people around the world look to these studies to make sense of the legislative branch. Ryan Kelly and Herb Jackson from the CQ Roll Call newsroom discuss CQ’s annual vote studies.

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