Primary place of performance congressional district

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    AmandaC - Treasury

    Hi - Thank you for your question.

    This FAQ explains the unusual congressional district numbers:

    https://usaspending-help.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001244693-Award-Data-Question-What-are-00-90-98-and-99-congressional-districts-

    Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

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    Xiao Z

    Hi Amanda, thanks for your reply.

    I get the point that some states only have one district and the district number is zero. But from what I observe, for example, in 2003, almost every state has cases where the primary place of performance congressional district == 0  such as California and Florida which are the states that should have more than one district. And there are about 94% of the nonmissing observations are zero for this congressional district number.

    If I check the data in 2016, there aren't many zero in congressional districts for large states. So I'm just wondering two things for the Primary place of performance congressional district: 1) What does the zero mean in the multi-district states in the early year's data? 2) I guess maybe in the early years there is no requirement for the congressional district information. From which year this information becomes more reliable? 

    Thank you so much for the patience and really appreciate your reply!

     

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    AmandaC - Treasury

    Hi,

    Data quality has certainly improved in the last 18 years since 2003.

    The highest data quality for place of performance congressional district will be in data submitted in FY 2018 to present.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

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