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==2011-2012 Congress==
 
==2011-2012 Congress==
 
The members of the [[112th Congress]] received the following rankings.
 
The members of the [[112th Congress]] received the following rankings.
 
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*There are '''29''' representatives that received the description of "moderate Republican follower"
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.govtrack.us/ GovTrack]
 
*[http://www.govtrack.us/ GovTrack]

Revision as of 14:21, 25 May 2012

The Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking is an analysis of the cosponsorship of bills in Congress. It is published by GovTrack, a project of Civic Impulse, LLC, which uses open data to track the activities of Congress.

Methodology

GovTrack has published ranking reports since 2004. The Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking is based on two factors - ideology and leadership. These are then plotted on a graph.

Ideology

The political spectrum ideology score is based on of how Members of Congress cosponsor bills. Members who cosponsor in a similar manner are put next to each other on the left-right axis of the graph, while those that cosponsor different sets of bills are put at different ends.

Leadership

Legislative leadership is also based on patterns of cosponsorship. As GovTrack explains, "Roughly speaking, each time a Member of Congress cosponsors another Member of Congress's bill,, the first Member of Congress gives the second Member of Congress some leadership points . . . in proportion to how many leadership points the first Member of Congress has."[1]

2011-2012 Congress

The members of the 112th Congress received the following rankings.

  • There are 29 representatives that received the description of "moderate Republican follower"

External links

References