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117th Congress: Committee Policy Crowdsourcing, by the Numbers
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SenateRD!HouseDR!H.R. swing
Why the House swing vote matters
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Operations
1️⃣ Congressional reps elected every 2 years.
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Appropriations16%16 15 1 Appropriations5%302340.9%
2️⃣ Districts average 717,000 constituents.
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Budget11%11 9 1 Budget3%221451.1%
3️⃣ Senators have 6 years between elections.
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Rules and Administration10%10 9 1 House Administration1%6320.5%
4️⃣ Senators average 6,530,000 constituents.
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Modernization of Congress1%661
5️⃣ Funding bills originate in the House.
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Rules1%9430.7%
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Ways and Means4%251751.1%
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Boys Behaving Badly
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Ethics3%3 3 0 Ethics1%5510.2%
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Oversight and Reform4%221830.7%
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People
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Health, Education, Labor, Pensions12%12 11 1 Education & Labor5%282240.9%
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Veterans' Affairs9%9 8 1 Veterans' Affairs3%161230.7%
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Aging8%8 7 1
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Indian Affairs7%7 6 1
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Commerce
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Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry11%11 9 1 Agriculture5%262140.9%
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Commerce, Science, Transportation14%14 12 1 Science, Space, and Technology4%211730.7%
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Energy and Natural Resources11%11 9 1 Transportation and Infrastructure7%363040.9%Net NeutralityRD!
H.R. swing
0.7%
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Energy and Commerce6%312451.1%Communications & Technology Subcommittee4%18133
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Natural Resources4%231930.7%
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Finance (Casino & Payout Window Operating Rules)
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Finance15%15 13 1 Financial Services6%342551.1%
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Judiciary12%12 10 1 Judiciary4%241740.9%Big Tech Monopoly Idiots
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Banking, Housing, Urban Affairs13%13 12 1
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Small Business (the little people)
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Small Business & Entrepreneurship10%10 9 1Small Business2%141030.7%
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Foreign Entanglements & Bipartisan Jobs Stimulus
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Armed Services14%14 13 1Armed Services6%302630.7%
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Foreign Relations12%12 10 2 Foreign Affairs5%262140.9%
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Homeland Security & Gov. Affairs8%8 6 2 Homeland Security3%181340.9%
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Intelligence10%10 9 2 Intelligence2%13930.7%
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Humankind Protection Insurance
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Energy and Natural Resources11%11 9 1Natural Resources4%251940.9%
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Environment and Public Works11%11 10 1 Climate Crisis1%9630.7%
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Top-level Senate committees:21Top-level House committees:24
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xx% = the percent of Americans with influence over a committee.
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Senate:
10.9% average
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House:
3.6% average
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= Swing votes required
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