- Where are Member Profiles?
- What information is included in Member Profiles?
- What can I do with the information?
- How often do we update Member Profiles?
Unique to CQ, Member Profiles offer a variety of detailed information about a member's staff, state & districts, biography, voting history, legislative priorities, committee assignments and more. See below to discover all the information available in Member Profiles, how to use them and where to find them.
Where are Member Profiles?
Simply navigate to Research ➝ Member Info ➝ Type in the member you'd wish to research.
What information is included in Member Profiles?
This image shows all information you can access within a member's profile, but the most often utilized features are highlighted below.
Apart from general biographical and contact information accessible within the 'Summary' tab, the 'Profile' tab offers a deeper dive into the member's legislative and congressional history, key votes and notable district information.
For example, the 'Largest Companies' tab includes a rundown of the largest organizations within the member's district.
Bill, Vote and Committee Information
The 'Bills' section on the left hand side includes all bills sponsored or cosponsored by the member this session, while the 'Votes' session includes all floor votes taken this session.
You can also view specific committee information, including their committee assignments; previous markups with transcripts and committee reports, and scheduled hearings.
News and Transcripts Content
Clicking into 'CQ News' will show all CQ News and Transcripts content in which the member is mentioned (Including CQ News, CQ Magazine, etc), while 'Transcripts' shows only the congressional, newsmaker and financial transcripts in which the member is mentioned.
Navigate to the 'Offices & Staff' section to see not only the office location for the member, but all names and contact information for their staff.
What can I do with the information?
Like all other sources in CQ Federal, (i.e., bill information, committee information, etc.), Member Profiles are yet another bucket of data that can be searched for, reported on and alerted on.
Member Fact Sheet
Member profile information is perfect to bring to Hill meetings or put in briefing books, and the best way to consolidate that data is by creating a Member Fact Sheet.
See this article for an in-depth explanation of Member Fact Sheets.
How often do we update Member Profiles?
CQ strives to update profiles on a rolling basis during every Congress. Profiles of new members of Congress are published when they are sworn in. Each profile is labeled with the month and year the profile was last published. Archived profile versions are accessible on individual member pages through the drop-down menu labeled: "View past profiles."