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This paper fills a gap in the representation literature by assessing the role of an intensely interested subconstituency in determining the voting behavior of members of Congress. It quantifies the impact of environmentally-concerned constituents, as measured by original data on environmental group membership by district, on congressional voting. In general, members of Congress vote more pro-environmental when they have more intensely interested constituents in their districts. The paper alsodoi:10.1080/09644016.2011.589579 fatcat:sjmdcnbn7zdhhn44j6vtszx3di