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Get Information on the New Congress - Part I

Taking office this January are ten new members of the United States Senate and 54 new members of the House of Representatives. Here is a rundown of some information sources regarding members of Congress and their districts:

Thomas is a government-produced website with information on the Legislative Branch of government, operated by the Library of Congress. Information about the 110th Congress and its activites are available here.

LexisNexis Congressional is a subscription database you have access to as a Univeriity at Albany student, staff or faculty member. This database contains information on Congressional activities, as well as members and their committee assignments, political news, and the Rules of Congress. Access Lexis Nexis Congrssional by searching for it in the Database Finder.

For members of previous Congresses, check the following print and online sources:

  • Almanac of American Politics: Dewey and University Libraries, JK 271 B343. (Check item record in Minerva for online access). The newest volumes are in Reference, the olders ones in the general collection.

  • Politics in America: Dewey and Univerity Libraries, JK 1010 P64. (Software also available at Interactive Media Center)

  • Biographical Directory of the American Congress Dewey and University Libraries: Reference: JK 1030 B56 (print only).

  • For demographic information on congressional districts:

  • Fast Facts for Congress Provides a snapshot of demographic information on congressional districts.

  • Congressional districts in the 2000s : a portrait of America. Dewey Library Reference: JK 1341 C65 2003 Provides demographic information plus business, education, media information, etc.
  • Contact Dick Irving if you would like assistance with your public administration, political science, or legal research.