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This template allows linking to external links found on most current U.S. Congress biographies and on many state-level political biographies. This will aid in the maintenance and standardization of these external links.

How to use

  • This template is only appropriate for legislators who served any time during or after 1991.
  • This template should not be substituted.

Cut & paste

{{CongLinks | congbio = | votesmart = | fec = | congress = }}

The order of the fields does not matter for results, but is useful for consistency and to see what's missing.


  • All parameters are optional, but if you don't include any of them, nothing will show up.
  • Do not use capital letters. They might disrupt the code.
Field Data Result URL source
congbio ID number of the congressional biography Congressional Biography and Washington Post voting record /scripts/[congbio]
votesmart id Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings /candidate/[votesmart]
fec Federal Election Commission ID Campaign finance reports and data /cgi-bin/can_detail/[fec]
congress Path name Legislation sponsored member/[congress]


John Boehner:

Returning all external links:

See also