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Legislative Effectiveness Project

Research project measuring congressional effectiveness to expand with $200,000 grant

Feb. 22, 2016—A database measuring the effectiveness of the House of Representatives will be expanded to the Senate, with the help of a $200,000 grant

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Effective lawmakers re-elected to the 114th Congress

Nov. 5, 2014—For the first time, the Legislative Effectiveness Project has tracked whether the most effective lawmakers were re-elected.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘Lawmakers’ website grades members of Congress for effectiveness; launch set for October 14 at National Press Club

Sep. 26, 2014—As voters prepare to go to the polls Nov. 4, they will be able to take the measure of their congressional representatives’ effectiveness using a new website developed by Vanderbilt University and University of Virginia political scientists.

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