CQ Almanac

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The CQ Almanac, which chronicles the major bills brought before Congress, is renowned for its in-depth, unbiased analysis of the path legislation takes, including how bills are changed, derailed, or ultimately passed during an annual session of Congress. This acclaimed source for the best coverage and analysis of U.S. congressional legislation organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference each full year in Congress and in national politics since 1945. It’s clear and concise language makes the Almanac an essential resource for scholars, journalists, interested citizens, and students of the U.S. legislative system.

Features of CQ Almanac include:

• Legislative Profiles: A detailed look at each major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during the session, regardless of whether it became law
• Key Votes: In-depth analysis of votes chosen as the most critical in determining the outcome of congressional action on major issues
• Vote Studies: Analysis of the roll call votes cast in Congress, including a close study of the level of presidential support, party unity and member participation during the year
• Roll Call Votes: Easy-to-read tables, including each member’s vote on every bill that received a roll call vote
• Public Laws: A chronicle of bills enacted into law during the year, including a brief history of the bill, the sponsoring party, date of passage, and presidential signature

The CQ Almanac Archive brings together over 70 years of authoritative congressional reporting in one, easy-to-use resource. The site pairs all of the content from the print volumes with a number of exciting electronic features and functions that make navigating this immense amount of content fast and easy. And while certain idiosyncrasies have occurred between volumes over the years, efforts have been made to create a uniform interface that facilitates searching and browsing of all content. With the online edition users can:

• Navigate with ease through over 70 years of congressional coverage
• Access tables, graphs, and charts that help explain the issues
• Browse by subject, decade, or by a particular year’s table of contents
• Use Policy Tracker to explore a specific policy topic and see how it has changed over the years
• Save useful documents or frequent searches for future consultation
• Automatically generate citations in four styles with CQ Press’s CiteNow! feature

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