Dr. Virginia Beard, Political Science
What is the relationship between demographic characteristics (age, number of terms or tenure in office, marital status, urban/rural residence, previous military service, education, etc.) and other factors, such as related economic activities of the state from which the representative comes, immigrant populations in their state, etc., of elected U.S. Congressional representatives and the voting decision a representative makes? With sampling from California, Wisconsin and Texas, we will assess why their members of the House of Representatives voted as they did on S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016.
Repository citation: Harten, Natalie and Abraham, Michelle, "Voting Behavior in the U.S. House of Representatives: What Factors Influence How Elected Officials Vote?" (2019). 18th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (2019). Paper 13.
April 12, 2019. Copyright © 2019 Hope College, Holland, Michigan.