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1984 United States Congressional Voting Record

B-Course provides a public domain data sets called Congressional Voting so that one can try out B-Course without own data. Below you can find some details of our example data set.

Some information about the study

This data set includes votes for each of the U.S. House of Representatives Congressmen on the 16 key votes identified by the CQA. The CQA lists nine different types of votes: voted for, paired for, and announced for (these three simplified to yea), voted against, paired against, and announced against (these three simplified to nay), voted present, voted present to avoid conflict of interest, and did not vote or otherwise make a position known (these three simplified to an unknown disposition).


The data consists of the class variable and the following 16 variables:

1. Class: republican, democrat
2. Handicapped infants yea, nay, unknown
3. Water project cost sharing yea, nay, unknown
4. Adoption of the budget resolution yea, nay, unknown
5. Physician fee freeze yea, nay, unknown
6. El Salvador aid yea, nay, unknown
7. Religious groups in schools yea, nay, unknown
8. Anti satellite test ban yea, nay, unknown
9. Aid to Nicaraguan contras yea, nay, unknown
10. Mx missile yea, nay, unknown
11. Immigration yea, nay, unknown
12. Synfuels corporation cutback yea, nay, unknown
13. Education spending yea, nay, unknown
14. Superfund right to sue yea, nay, unknown
15. Crime yea, nay, unknown
16. Duty free exports yea, nay, unknown
17. Export administration act South Africa yea, nay, unknown

Congressional Quarterly Almanac, 98th Congress, 2nd session 1984, Volume XL: Congressional Quarterly Inc. Washington, D.C., 1985.


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