Create a list of members of the US House and Senate

Description

Combine the output of readUShouse and readUSsenate.

Usage

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Arguments

house, senate

data.frames as returned by the functions readUShouse and readUSsenate, respectively.

Details

Convert the two into a common format and rbind.

Value

a data.frame with the following columns:

Office

A factor identifying "House" vs. "Senate", indicating whether the person is in the US House or Senate

state

A factor identifying the state using the USPS 2-letter state code (all caps)

district

"0" or "At-Large" for members of the US House representing an entire state or integers in character format indicating the district. For the Senate, this contains the "class", which codes the year of the next election for that seat is an integer multiple of 6 years after 2012, 2008, or 2010 for class "1", "2", or "3", respectively.

Party

a factor identifying the party affiliation of each representative, e.g., 'Democratic', 'Republican', 'Democratic-Farmer-Labor', 'Independent'.

surname

family name

givenname

first name with possibly a middle name, nickname, and suffix (e.g., Jr., III).

Author(s)

Spencer Graves

See Also

readUShouse readUSsenate

Examples

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if(!fda::CRAN()){
house <- readUShouse()

USreps <- UShouse.senate(house)
}

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