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  • Congress Votes Database

    "This site, washingtonpost.com's U.S. Congress Votes Database, is a deep database of every vote in the United States Congress since the 102nd Congress (1991). It lets you browse votes in a variety of ways -- both in aggregate and for individual members of Congress."

  • Congress.gov

    Access information on bills including text. Read the Congressional Record. Find out who's on the committees and what they are doing.

  • Roll Call

    News, issues before Congress, fact checking for campaign claims, poll & money trackers. Congressional Quarterly is a non-partisan press corps covering Capitol Hill.

  • U.S. House of Representatives

    Includes house directory and links to representatives with websites.

  • U.S. Senate

    Locate your state's senator.

Federal

  • American FactFinder

    "American FactFinder is a new data access and dissemination system that provides useful facts and information about your community, your economy, and your society. The system will find and retrieve the information you need from some of the Census Bureau's largest data sets."

  • Benefits.gov

    "Benefits.gov helps citizens access government benefit eligibility information through a free, confidential, and easy-to-use online screening tool. After answering some basic questions, the user receives a customized report listing the benefit programs for which the user, or person for whom he or she is entering information, may be eligible."

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

    "The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments {including the District of Columbia); federally -recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. After you find the program you want, contact the office that administers the program and find out how to apply."

  • Federal Register

    The Federal Register is the official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents. Includes United States Government Manual and Code of Federal Regulations.

  • FedStats

    "More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use."

  • Freedom of Information Act - Electronic Reading Room

    "This page contains information routinely available to the public as well as documents frequently requested under the Freedom of Information Act."

  • GPO Access

    "The mission of the Government Printing Office (GPO) is to inform the Nation by producing, procuring, and disseminating printed and electronic publications of the Congress as well as the executive departments and establishments of the Federal Government."

  • POTUS: Presidents of the United States

    "In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included to enrich this site."

  • Supreme Court of the United States

    Includes general information, docket, oral arguments, court rules, opinions, and public information.

  • U.S. Census Bureau

    Search for information from past censuses. State profiles. Interesting feature includes the United States population updated every five minutes.

  • U.S. Courts

    Includes links to the different federal courts: the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts.

  • U.S. Department of State - Websites of U.S. Embassies and Consulates

    Find websites for U.S. Embassies and Consulates in Africa, the Americas, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia.

  • U.S. Patent Database

    Search the full-text or bibliographic database of patents since January 1, 1976.

  • USA.gov

    "One-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources." Search by keyword, topic, or agency.

  • White House

    Learn about the goings on of our President and his staff; users can also find out how they can join a tour of the White House and participate in any of the initiatives proposed by the Executive Branch of government.

International

  • Background Notes (U.S. Department of State)

    "Factual publications that contain information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations. They include facts on the country's land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and its relations with other countries and the United States."

  • CIA - World Factbook

    Contains statistics and information regarding population, demographics, government, economy, communication, transportation, military, and transnational issues for the countries of the world.

  • Countries of the World

    Provides facts on different countries of the world. Includes population, history, geography, and economy. Also ranks countries by population and land area.

  • Guide to Law Online

    Government information, legal guides, and general information. Includes full texts of laws, regulations, and court decisions. Countries are listed alphabetically.

  • InfoNation

    "InfoNation is an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations."

  • NationMaster.com

    " . . . a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD."

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