Description of Peltzman Codes
1. Budget General Interest
Debt limit; budget targets; revenue sharing; unemployment
insurance; tax rates; continuing appropriations; etc.
2. Budget Special Interest
Authorization/appropriations for agencies, departments;
public works; subsidized housing; NSF; parks; food stamps; etc.
3. Regulation General Interest
General tariffs; minimum wage; gasoline rationing; auto
emissions; water pollution; etc.
4. Regulation Special Interest
Union regulations; coal mine regulations; export/import
controls; fish and wildlife; etc.
5. Domestic Social Policy
Abortion; school prayer; busing; criminal code and federal
courts; immigration; gun control; Hatch Act; veterans preference;
Legal Services Corporation; voting rights; slavery; etc.
61. Defense Policy Budget
Authorization/appropriations for military; military pensions.
71. Defense Policy Resolutions
Number of Army divisions; duties of officers; etc.
62. Foreign Policy Budget
Authorization/appropriations for State Department and
international organizations; etc.
72. Foreign Policy Resolutions
Condemn/thank foreign nations; Taiwan relations; disapproval
of apartheid; etc.
8. Government Organization
Setting up new agencies/bureaus/commissions; civil service
regulations; government reorganization; Federal Election
Commission; constitutional amendments; admission of States;
9. Internal Organization
Election of Speaker; party ratios on committees; creating
committees; procedural rules; disputed elections; congressional
10. Indian Affairs
Indian treaties; appropriations for Indian Department; Indian
lands and reservations; etc.
11. D. C.
All votes dealing with the District of Columbia.