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Use the **Congressional Encyclopedia** listed on the left hand side to explore congressional powers and congress' relationship to the other 2 branches.
CQ Congress Collection is a dynamic research and reference tool allowing historical analysis of members of Congress, their legislative voting behavior, interest groups, and their interactions in crafting public policy.