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Element Name: cosponsor
Description: Identification information for a congressional member who has signed onto a measure, signifying his/her support; usually just the name but sometimes including additional information such as the state represented.
Bills DTD Content Model: (#PCDATA | added–phrase | deleted–phrase | internal–xref | external–xref | fraction | superscript | subscript | omitted–text | linebreak | italic | quote | pagebreak | act–name)*
Name: name-id
Description: The unique identification for an individual, assumed to be the key field to a database of descriptions of people
Value(s): CDATA
Default Value: #IMPLIED
Parent Elements:
  • action-desc