Agreement Groups in the United States Senate
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agreement groups in the
united states senate
The United States Senate is the upper house of the United States legislature and contrary to the House of Representative which seats are up for election every two years, Senators serve terms of six years each. Those terms are however staggered so that approximately one-third of the Senate is renewed every two years. This means that each pair of consecutive sessions of the Senate share a large number of common Senators.
Being interested in social networks and communities, it was only natural to look at how those Senators were linked one to another and the natural community structure which emerged from their interactions. Thanks to GovTrack.us, we were able to construct for each session of the Senate an agreement graph between Senators.