Our government today has a multitude of issues. Problems arising with our government appear to be systemically tied to Congress. It seems to have failed to contribute continued progress and growth to our nation. Determining where these problems exist, and even more importantly how to remedy them in a way that gives us better Congressional representatives, is the goal of this project. Factors that influence roll call voting decisions are the central focus to this study and include: Congressional monetary ties; interest group knowledge; the Presidential and Judiciary influences; legislative importance and Congressional power aspirations; the ethical background of Congressional members; and constituent influences. All of these issues are going to be examined through statistical studies and actual interviews with those in Congressional positions. This way Congressional operations can be analyzed in a more in-depth way, which is vital to actually fix the issues plaguing our Congress today.