- Video Overview
- What are Floor Votes?
- Where can I find them?
- What can I do with it?
What are Floor Votes?
Floor votes are the CQ exclusive, singular source for summaries of all floor votes dating back to 1991, including the breakdown of the yeas and nays by number, along party lines, and by individual stances taken. They're released same-day, within 2 hours of the vote.
Where can I find them?
To get to the floor votes search engine, head to 'Research' → 'Bills' → 'Floor Votes.'
Searching for Floor Votes
Use the search engine on the floor votes page to look for specific votes, whether by keyword, subject, sponsor, chamber, bill number, and so on.
Votes taken by a Member
If you'd like to see the votes and positions taken by a specific member, navigate to 'Research' → 'Member Info' → a legislator's page → 'Votes.'
From here, you can see all votes and positions taken by that specific legislator, as well as links to the associated legislation.
What can I do with it?
Each Floor Votes page includes:
- A summary of the vote.
- The vote outcome.
- A breakdown of the vote along party lines.
- A breakdown of the vote between yeas and nays along party lines.
Pulling multiple votes over time
If you ever wish to pull multiple votes over a specific period of time, from a specific committee, or from a specific member, you can create a Vote Scorecard. See here for an in-depth run-through of creating Vote Scorecards.