Profiles Of Congressional Members

Jeff Macleod, Senior Analyst Wednesday May 28th 2014

VoteTocracy offers comprehensive profiles for all members of Congress.  Our profiles include 8 different sections of information, designed to help journalists rapidly develop a complete picture. We also add several data sets which help journalists understand critical factors which may influence the legislative behavior of Congressional members, including Campaign Funding, Election Results, and State Employment and Gross Domestic Product.  VoteTocracy's Legislator Profiles provide journalists with a comprehensive, convenient resource. 

Here is what we include for every member of Congress

Overview

Selected highlights from our 8 section breakdown of legislators.  It works to accelerate identification of key information sets a journalist may find useful in developing a story. 

Bios

Biographies for every member of Congress; provides both Congressional Bio and Personal Bio directly sourced from the legislator’s web site, saving time when performing background research.

Sponsored Bills

List of every bill introduced by a legislator; top right always displays total number of sponsored bills.

Co-Sponsored Bills

List of every bill a legislator has co-sponsored; top right always displays total number of co-sponsored bills.

Voting Agreement Levels

Displays agreement between VoteTocracy Nation voters and the specific Congress person, for all bills voted.  This highlights for reporters the levels of agreement between VoteTocracy voters and the legislator.

  • The National Agreement reflects all votes cast by all VoteTocracy Voters

  • The District Agreement reflects all votes cast ONLY BY VoteTocracy Voters in the legislator’s district or State.

The data is a useful way of expressing sentiment for the legislator based on votes cast on specific bills the legislator has voted. 

Funding Data

Interactive visualizations of disclosed campaign funding for most recent election.  It works to accelerate research and story development by placing election finance information into one place, eliminating the need to access and anlayze FEC raw data.  Also provides three unique visualizations to accelerate analysis of contribution data, using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).  Visual displays include:

  • Overall Contributions by NAICS

  • Cycle to Cycle Change, showing which groups have increased or decreased funding support

  • Comparison, showing NAICS group, that groups percentage of employment in the state, its campaign contribution and the revenue generated by that group for the State.

Coming Soon…6 other commonly asked analytical questions about campaign finance and legislators. …

Election Data

Election results for most recent election cycle. It provides journalists with a background on the last election, accelerating research by eliminating the need to visit another site to locate the data. 

State Profile Data

Visualization of state specific GDP linked to state employment.  It provides a unique visualization for reporters seeking to understand the relationship of employment by North American Industry Classification System ​(NAICS) group to overall State Gross Domestic Product.  The data set helps to highlight why a legislator may be supportive of a particular piece of legislation.