Legislative and Regulatory Information
- Congresspedia citizen's encyclopedia on Congress that anyone—including you—can edit. Congresspedia is a not-for-profit, collaborative project of the Center for Media and Democracy and the Sunlight Foundation and is overseen by an editor to help ensure fairness and accuracy. (RT)
- Congressional Tutorials Home Page These tutorials show you how to find Congressional materials in the Library and on the Internet. Topics of these Flash videos include finding recent bills (1989-present), hearings, and Congressional debates. Also includes a tutorial on how to contact your Congressional representatives. Note: Includes links to some sites that require a fee to use. From Jesse Silva and Karen Munro, librarians at the University of California, Berkeley. (LII)
- Plogress aims to provide current information on what our representatives are doing in Congress. Also has links to RSS feeds for Senators and Congressmen/women. (RB)
- _How Our Laws are Made_ -- THOMAS. Recently updated by the House of Representatives Parliamentarian, the 22nd edition of _How Our Laws Are Made_ reflects changes in congressional procedures since the last edition was published in 1997.
- Law Library of Congress
- Open Congress brings together official government data with news and blog coverage to give you the real story behind each bill. (DS)
- US House of Representatives
- US House on YouTube
- US Senate Home Page
- US Senate on YouTube
- US Congress Member Guide The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has created a one stop website with easy searchable information on all Members of Congress. A simple click will bring the user to a picture and biography of any current member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. This information previously was available in separate databases, but now can be accessed from one central point. GPO worked closely with the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP), Clerk of the House and Secretary of Senate on the design and usability of this website. (RT)
- Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports [.pdf] The Congressional Research Service works exclusively as a nonpartisan analytical, research, and reference arm for Congress.
- CRS Reports hosted by the University of North Texas. This site aims to provide integrated, searchable access to many of the full-text CRS reports that have been available at a variety of different Web sites since 1990.
- US Congress Voters Database hosted by the Washington Post. (FGI)
- Policy Agendas Project from the Center for American Politics and Public Policy. Among other things, this site has aPolicy Analysis Tool ... (which) allows you to create graphs and charts of Congressional priorities, going back to 1946.
- Library of Congress
- Architect of the Capital
- US Congressional Bibliographies lists of Senate and House publications, lists, etc. Comprehensive.(SR)
- General Accounting Office
- Government Printing Office
- Congressional Budget Office
- Federal Reserve Economic Data
- GPO FDsys (Federal Digital System)
Search and retrieve congressional information from the US
Government Printing Office and several universities, each with their own strengths. Some of the better sites include:
- Purdue University
- University of North Texas
Legislative Branch Home Page
U. S. Code
United States Code The first seven titles of the 2000 code are available. (SR)
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