How Do You Keep up With the Votes That Your Congressman Makes?


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Several online sources tell you how your congressman votes, including House.gov and Congress.org, as of November 2015. Both of these websites provides similar information, but how to access the information and how the results are presented differ.

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The Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives posts online all Congressional roll call votes, and has since 1990. Navigate to the Legislation & Votes page of the House clerk’s website and click on the 114th Congress, 1st Session (2015). From most recent to least recent, the roll call votes are listed. Click on the roll call vote in which you are interested to see how your congressman voted. The list also has the title or description of the issue about which the vote was held.

Navigate to the Congress.org home page to receive emails about how your congressman is voting. To sign up, enter your ZIP code or select your state, then enter your email address and select the message preferences. Once you sign up, which is free, you get weekly emails with the voting record of your congressman and the two U.S. Senators from your state. You also receive advance notice of upcoming Congressional votes, together with the chance to email your representatives with your input on the issues being voted upon.

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