You “need” to follow the voting record of your elected officials. Use this page to follow to informative online resources that will give you an in-depth looks into where your elected officials stand on issues.
NCGA is the official web site of the North Carolina General Assembly. Use the web site as a tool to track bills, find and communicate with your State House and Senate representatives, and to follow meetings and issues before the General Assembly.
House.gov is the official website of the US Representatives of the House in Congress. Visit this resource and find your congressman and then review his voting record.
See where the majority and minority stands on the issues from the Roll Call Vote Database provide by GovTrack.us.