Dimensions, issues, and bills: Appropriations voting on the house floor
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One of the fundamental findings in the congressional literature is that one or sometimes two dimensions can successfully describe roll-call voting. In this paper we investigate if we can reach the same conclusions about low dimensionality when we divide the roll-call agenda into subsets of relatively homogeneous subject matter. We are primarily interested in the degree to which the same ordering of representatives is yielded across these different groups of votes. To conduct our analysis we focus on all roll calls on the 13 annual appropriations bills across eight congresses. When we concentrate on these smaller issue areas, we find that voting is multidimensional and members do not vote in a consistent ideological fashion across all issue areas. Copyright © Southern Political Science Association 2010.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1017/S0022381610000472
Publication InfoCrespin, MH; & Rohde, DW (2010). Dimensions, issues, and bills: Appropriations voting on the house floor. Journal of Politics, 72(4). pp. 976-989. 10.1017/S0022381610000472. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/4470.
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Professor Emeritus of Political Science
David W. Rohde, Ernestine Friedl Professor of Political Science at Duke University and Director of the Political Institutions and Public Choice Program. He has researched various aspects of American national politics, including the Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, and presidential and congressional elections. Rohde has been editor of the American Journal of Political Science (1988-1990), and chair of the Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association (1991