Description of Clausen Codes
1. Government Management
Environmental control; government regulation of business;
natural resource management; government ownership of business;
government control of the economy; budget balancing; tax policy;
interest rates; management of the bureaucracy; etc.
2. Social Welfare
Social security; public housing; urban renewal; labor
regulation; education; urban affairs; employment opportunities and
rewards; welfare; medicare; unemployment; minimum wage; legal
services; immigration, etc.
Price supports and subsidies; commodity control; acreage
4. Civil Liberties
Civil rights; equality; criminal procedure; privacy;
guarantees of the Bill of Rights; slavery; Hatch Act; etc.
5. Foreign and Defense Policy
International policy; foreign aid; aid to international
organizations; armament policy; defense procurement; international
trade; military pensions; etc.
6. Miscellaneous Policy
Unclassifiable or unidentifiable votes; all votes concerned
with internal organization of Congress; procedural motions.