General Online Sources for Government Information
Below is a list of useful online sources for government information:
Legislative Branch Information
- The United States Congress website provides current bill and resolution text, access to the Congressional Record and more.
- A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation (through the Library of Congress) provides access to records and acts of Congress from 1774 through 1873 (1st through 43rd Congresses), including Congressional journals, debates, bills, resolutions and more.
- Legislation and Votes provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.
- FDsys provides full-text Congressional hearings, bills, votes and more from the 105th Congress (1997) to the present.
Executive Branch Information
- The American Presidency Project (created by the University of California at Santa Barbara) provides access to Presidential papers, including public papers, news conferences, executive orders, economic reports, speeches and more.
- WhiteHouse.gov provides Presidential statements, briefings, executive orders and more.
- A Compilation of Presidential Documents is available through FDsys, including official publications released by the White House Press Secretary from 1993 to the present.
Judicial Branch Information
- USCourts.gov provides information about the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals and Federal Judges.
- Visit SupremeCourt.gov for information on U.S. Supreme Court briefs, oral arguments, opinions and more.
- The Federal Judicial Center, the research and aducation agency of the federal judicial system, makes many of its research publications available on its website.