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POLS 130 Term Paper Fall, 2010 You are required to report on a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (whom I will select for you). Your report should include the following: A brief profile of the congressperson including length of tenure, general sources of campaign contributions, pattern of voting as rated by major interest groups, district characteristics, past election results in the district, committee assignments, and leadership positions in the House. Select a bill your congressperson voted on. Briefly describe the issue/problem dealt with by the legislation, what the bill was trying to accomplish, and whether you think it was a good bill. Then, explain why you think he/she voted as they did on this matter. Your paper must include a theoretical discussion as to how, why, or when
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Unformatted text preview: public opinion could influence your congressperson’s vote (on any bill). This discussion is to be based on arguments presented in class. Then explain whether or not you think public opinion actually did influence your congressperson’s vote on the bill you have selected. Again, base your theoretical arguments on material presented in class. Your paper is due Monday, Dec. 6. It should be typed, double-spaced, using 12 point font, and approximately 3-5 pages in length. Additional instructions will follow . Useful sources: Congressional Quarterly- periodical The Almanac of American Politics- published annually by Michael Barone & Grant Ujifusa. Web sites: thomas.loc.gov www.house.gov www.rollcall.com www.opensecrets.org www.aboutpolitics.com www.govtrack.us www.congress.org...
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  • Spring '08
  • Staff
  • United States Congress, United States House of Representatives, U.S. House of Representatives, PAST ELECTION RESULTS, congressperson

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