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Template:TOCRight {{CongLinks}} allows linking to external links found on most current U.S. congress biographies. This will aid in the maintenance and standardization of these external links.

How to use

  • This template is only appropriate for post-1991 legislators.
  • This template should not be substituted.

Cut & paste


| name            = 
| congbio         = 
| fec             = 
| opensecrets     =
| votesmart       =
| ontheissuespath = 


{{CongLinks | name = | congbio = | fec = | opensecrets = | votesmart  = | ontheissuespath = }}


All parameters are optional, but if you don't include any of them, nothing will show up.

Don't leave unused fields blank; instead you should omit the entire line.

  • name:= name, if article title is inappropriate for captions
  • congbio:= ID number of the congressional biography, shared by the Washington Post. This ID can be found in the biography URL: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=[congbio]
  • fec:= Federal Election Commission ID, found at: http://herndon1.sdrdc.com/cgi-bin/can_detail/[fec]
  • opensecrets:= opensecrets.org page, found using the path from http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/allsummary.asp?CID=[opensecrets].
  • votesmart:= vote-smart.org id, found at: http://www.vote-smart.org/bio.php?can_id=[votesmart]
  • ontheissuespath:= ontheissues.org page, found using the path form http://www.ontheissues.org/[ontheissuespath]. For example, the path http://www.ontheissues.org/House/David_Davis.htm should use parameter "House/David_Davis.htm".


David Davis (Tennessee politician):

{{ CongLinks 
| name =            David Davis 
| congbio =         D000606 
| fec =             H6TN01313 
| opensecrets =     N00008758 
| votesmart =       BC038542 
| ontheissuespath = House/David_Davis.htm

will return all relevant external links:

See also

  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Content notice template

{{Bioguide}} looks like this:

Cleanup project template

{{Cleanup Congress Bio}} puts articles in the category, Category:Biographical Directory of the United States Congress cleanup.

Project Congress

Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Congress/Bioguide, a subpage of Project Congress that tracks how well information is imported from the Bioguide.


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