Legislative cosponsorship networks in the US House and Senate

  title={Legislative cosponsorship networks in the US House and Senate},
  author={James H. Fowler},
  journal={Social Networks},
In the US House and Senate, each piece of legislation is sponsored by a unique legislator. In addition, legislators can publicly express support for a piece of legislation by cosponsoring it. The network of sponsors and cosponsors provides information about the underlying social networks among legislators. I use a number of statistics to describe the cosponsorship network in order to show that it behaves much differently than other large social networks that have been recently studied. In… CONTINUE READING
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