The National Journal's 2005 Congressional Vote Ratings, an annual rating of how members of the House and Senate "vote relative to each other on a conservative-to-liberal scale," is now available. The scores cover votes in three areas--economic issues, social issues, and foreign policy--and all ratings are available in a searchable and sortable database. You also can search the vote ratings of a particular individual. Additional PDF charts provide lists of the most conservative and most liberal members of each chamber (the "Fringes"), members at the ideological center of each chamber (the "Centrists"), "strange Senate voting patterns," and composite scores by class. Finally, past voting ratings are provided for the years 1995 through 2004.
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