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Element Name: vote–metadata
Description: Container for metadata associated with the roll call event. Most of this data normally does not appear in printed products (e.g., committee reports, the Congressional Record), but may appear on the web. The metadata identifies the roll call event in a unique manner independent of the publication and will enable long-term enhanced search capabilities.
DTD Content Model: (majority, congress, session, (chamber | committee), committee–name?, rollcall–num?, (legis–num | vote–issue)?, vote–question, vote–correction?, amendment–num?, amendment–author?, vote–type, vote–result, action–date, action–time, vote–desc?, vote–totals)
Parent Elements:
  • rollcall-vote