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Congress Merge: Data Tables

Congress Merge offers a variety of data products to help you and your organization lobby and stay in touch with members of Congress. We sell to entities, not to work stations, so when you use Congress Merge data you can use it on as many work stations within your organization as you need at no extra charge.

Plus, each Congressional data product comes with a FREE photo file of the entire Congress!

Products

Products purchased may be downloaded or will be delivered via email  upon completion of the credit card sale and a license agreement.

Postal Service-based Congressional Zip-to-District Table

 All zip to district tables are range files

Our most popular product (and one of the best deals in Washington), the Postal Service-based Congressional Zip-to-District Table is used by a spectrum of interests from government agencies preparing reports for Congress, to advocacy groups, and businesses.

This table is assembled using information from the U.S. Postal Service, it is at least 95% accurate. Available in text (flat file), Access 2000, and dBase IV formats. The fields are straightforward, with the plus4s set up in a range file, such as 0001-5598.  The table is updated quarterly.

In addition, the Postal Service-based Zip-to-District Table comes with tables of all House and Senate members, their party affiliation, Capitol Hill suite, email* address, telephone and fax numbers**all in text format.  These tables of the data set are updated weekly when Congress is in session. 

Please see our zip to district Q & A for more information about this table.

Advantages:

  • Available for use on multiple work stations
  • Data is downloadable in a choice of three formats
  • One table in a manageable size

File Formats and Sizes:

  • Text (flat file):  9+ megs
  • Access:   22+ megs
  • dBase IV:  8 megs

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Price:  $475.00 annually. No one-time purchases. All orders must be paid at time of purchase by credit card:  American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

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To purchase, please send an email to Mike Waters or call him at 703-799-1189.

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Capitol Version of the Congressional Zip-to-District Table

The Capitol Congressional Zip-to-District Table is essential for organizations that must have accuracy for matching zip codes to Congressional Districts. The table is based on zip codes to which either longitudes and latitudes or Census Block numbers have been assigned.  The table is available in text (flat file), Access 2000, and dBase IV formats and can be purchased for all 50 states or by individual states. 
The fields are straightforward, with the plus4s set up in a range file, such as 0001-5598. The database is updated quarterly.

In addition, the Capitol Congressional Zip-to-District Table comes with tables of all House and Senate members, their party affiliation, district offices, Capitol Hill suite, email* address, telephone, fax numbers** all in text format.  This portion of the table is updated weekly when Congress is in session.

Advantages:

  • Available for use on multiple work stations
  • Data is downloadable in a choice of three formats
  • One table in a manageable size
File Formats and Sizes:

  • Text (flat file):  10 megs
  • Access:   23+ megs
  • dBase IV: 8 megs

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Access
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Price:

$4,000.00 with quarterly updates
$1,500.00 for one-time purchase of all 50 states

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All orders must be paid at time of purchase by credit card:  American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

To purchase or to receive a price quote for individual states, please send an email to Mike Waters or call him at 703-799-1189.

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Congressional Information Database
(Combine the Congressional Information Database with either the Postal Service-based or Capitol Version Zip-to-District tables and save $100.00 on the total price)

For the government affairs professional or organization that needs to monitor and communicate with members Congress on a timely basis, the Congressional Information Database allows you to keep up with Committee and Subcommittee assignments, district office information, and key staff. Updates are posted by 10 a.m. weekdays when Congress is in session.

For each senator and representative Congress Merge has:

  • Capitol suite, phone, fax**, e-contact (email or web form*), and web site
  • Four top staffers (chief of staff, scheduler, legislative director, and communications person)
  • Direct contact information for schedulers (fax, email address, or web form) NEW
  • Committee and subcommittee assignments
  • District office information (we list all full-time district offices)
  • Biographical data
  • Twitter URL
  • Formal name field for composing letters to Congress
While Congress is in session all Congressional Information Database clients have the option of receiving a daily or weekly update when the following changes occur in:

  • Committee or subcommittee assignments
  • Office suites
  • Member status, i.e., a member of Congress leaves office before the expiration of their elected term
  • Special elections to fill vacant seats
  • E-mail addresses
  • Fax numbers
  • District office information
In addition, a numerical unique ID is assigned to each member of Congress and is used throughout the database which facilitates its use in SQL databases.

File Formats and Sizes:

Access 2000:    1.9 megs
Text:                 692 kb
(flat file - field names in the first row, tab delimited, no text qualifier)

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Price:

Express Updates (daily updates when warranted - see our update policy above):  $575.00 per year
Weekly Updates:   $550.00 per year

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All orders must be paid at time of purchase by credit card:  American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

To purchase, please send an email to Mike Waters or call him at 703-799-1189.

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Congressional Mailing Lists

If you want to send a mailing to House and Senate members in either their Congressional office in Washington or to their district offices Congress Merge can provide you with mailing addresses in a format that is easily transformed into mailing labels - Access, text (flat file), or Excel.  The records include the names of the representative and/or senator and their Capitol suite number for mailings going to their Washington, DC, office or the names of the representative and/or senator and their district office mailing address. The tables are available for the entire Congress or just the House of Representatives or just the Senate.  Congress Merge can also break down the mailing lists by committee, subcommittee memberships, or individual states. 

File format:
  Excel
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    Price:

    $35.00 for the Washington, DC, addresses of all 541 members of the House and Senate.
    $170.00 for Congressional district office addresses (House and Senate members, some 1,300+ records)
    Mailing ldata by committee, subcommittee memberships, or state cost $.20 per label with a minimum price of $50.00 (call to order:  703-799-1189).

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    All orders must be paid at time of purchase by credit card:  American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

    To purchase or to receive a price quote for individual states, please send an email to Mike Waters or call him at 703-799-1189.

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    Members of Congress Tables

    This is an abbreviated version of the Congressional Information Database and contains just the Capitol contact information for each member of Congress:

    • Capitol suite
    • Phone
    • Fax**
    • E-contact (email or web form*)
    • Web site
    • Twitter URL
    • Formal name field for composing letters to Congress
    In addition, a numerical unique ID is assigned to each member of Congress and is used throughout the database which facilitates its use in SQL databases.

    The data is updated weekly when Congress is in session.

    File formats:

    • Text (flat file - field names in the first row, tab delimited, no text qualifier)
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    Price:  $250.00

    Order Online: Buy Now

    All orders must be paid at time of purchase by credit card:  American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

    To purchase, please send an email to Mike Waters or call him at 703-799-1189.

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    *The vast majority of congressional offices do not use regular email addresses for electronic communication.  Instead they rely on web forms to limit electronic communications only from their constituents.


    **We have all the fax numbers for each senator and all members of the House except for one office which claims it has disconnected its fax machine.

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