Welcome to the SAGE companion site for Congress and Its MembersNineteenth Edition!

Congress and Its Members has been the gold standard for Congress courses for thirty years. Now in its 19th edition, the book offers comprehensive coverage of the U.S. Congress and the legislative process by examining the tension between Congress as a lawmaking institution and as a collection of politicians constantly seeking re-election. The 19th edition covers the outcomes of the 2022 election and subsequent changes in in congressional organization and leadership, including the protracted battle for the House speakership. The book’s election coverage details regional shifts in party strength, voting behavior, the use of digital media in congressional elections, and state-level efforts to expand and restrict voting access. Up-to-date information on the diversity of the new Congress in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, and professional background is provided. The politics and outcomes of the 2022 primary elections are covered, as well.
Always balancing great scholarship with currency, the book features lively case material along with relevant data, charts, maps, and photos.


We gratefully acknowledge Roger H. Davidson, Walter Joseph Oleszek, Frances E. Lee, Eric Schickler amd James M. Curry for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.


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