Monthly Archives: August 2012

Paul Ryan: Ideological Location and House and Senate Votes on the Ryan Budget

Below we plot the distribution of DW-NOMINATE (ideological) scores of members of the 112th Congress by chamber and party. We also single out presumptive Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and several figures of interest for comparison. We see … Continue reading

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House: Vote on Drought Aid Bill

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the House‚Äôs 223-197 vote on the Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012, a measure designed to provide aid to farmers affected by the Summer drought. House Republicans mostly supported the … Continue reading

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