Writing:Like-minded colleagues (congress)

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This page is a content-and-style guide about how to write a Like-minded colleagues section for members of Congress. It is a subsection under Analysis.

The information for this section comes from OpenCongress.

Getting the information

To get the information, go to OpenCongress Senators or OpenCongress Representatives and open the member's page. The information is listed near the top of the page. Here is an example incumbent profile: Don Young.

Usage

Format

Copy the following code and replace the capitalized words with the correct information. The following code is for Republican incumbents. Democratic incumbents should have the bluedot before the reddot. (OpenCongress does it this way, so just list them in the order they do.)

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[1]

LASTNAME most often votes with:

  • Republican Party [[]]
  • Democratic Party [[]]

LASTNAME least often votes with:

  • Republican Party [[]]
  • Democratic Party [[]]

The following is an example of how the section should appear on a page.

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[2]

Roby most often votes with:

Roby least often votes with:

Examples

For example "Analysis" sections:

See also

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References

  1. [LINK OpenCongress, "FULLNAME," accessed DATE]
  2. OpenCongress, "Martha Roby," accessed July 30, 2013