If you experience any problems with this tool, please refer first to the System Requirements.
The purpose of this tool is to help youlearn about the advocacy groups included in our Congressional Report Cards by comparing their position on legislation with yours.
The tool consists of four pages:
allows you to choose the year, chamber, and the type of legislative action (recorded vote in the House or the Senate or cosponsorship of legislation) that you want to enter your position on.
shows the year, chamber, and the type of legislative action that you have entered you position on so far.
contains buttons that display to all other pages, and a button to delete ALL position entered for a particular year, chamber, and the type of legislative action.
Position Entry Page
is divided vertically into two parts
The left part contains a list of either votes or cosponsorships for the year and chamber you selected. The listing has four columns:
Roll Call number of the vote OR bill number of the legislation,
Your position on the vote or cosponsorship (initially ?)
Group Position Count indicates from how many advocacy groups we have a position on this vote or cosponsorship in our database. For best results, start by entering your position on votes with high Group Position Count.
'D' link will display all descriptions of the vote or cosponsorship in the right part of this page.
The right part of the page is used to display descriptions of a
vote or cosponsorship. These descriptions are compiled and published by
the advocacy groups.
It also allows you to enter your position on the vote or cosponsorship.
My Report Card
is the actual report that shows how your position on votes and cosponsorships compares with the position of the advocacy groups.
Entered Position Summary Page
is a listing of all votes and cosponsorships and your position on them you have entered so far.
'My Report Card' tool has only been tested with Internet Explorer 6.0 or newer and Mozilla 1.5 and newer. We do not have the resource to support other browsers.
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