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Legislative Branch

Core Documents of the Democracy

Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis & Interpretation

U.S. Government Manual


U.S. Congress

Legislative Branch Resources - Legislative Process, Congressional Committee Materials,
and Legislative Resources via GPO Access.

Voting Records of Members of Congress - Click on a state and select congressional member.

Congressional Record (1994-present)

Congressional Committee Materials

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005

Congressional Bibliographies - Compiled by NCSU libraries: The U.S. Congressional Bibliographies enumerate and describe meetings held by Congressional committees since 1985, those for which printed transcripts are issued, and those that remain unprinted. Its sources are the Congressional Record's "Daily Digest" and bibliographic information supplied by the U.S. Senate Library. Its primary goal is to be an authoritative, exhaustive reference source of meetings held and documents released by House and Senate committees.

Plum Book (2004) - Directory of over 8,000 Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government.

General Accounting Office

A Century of Lawmaking U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873

The Architect of the Capitol - Architect of the Capitol is both the person and the title of the agency responsible to Congress for the structural and mechanical care of the Capitol, the legislative office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the Supreme Court building, the surrounding grounds, and other elements of the Capitol Complex.


Laws, Regulations, and Tracking Legislation
U.S. Code

Public and Private Laws

Code of federal Regulations (CFR)

Statues at Large

Congressional Bills

Federal Register

Thomas - Current legislation search engine from the Library of Congress.

Tracking Current Federal Legislation and Regulations: A guide to resources


Government Printing Office (GPO)
GPO Website

GPO Access - Provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products

produced by the Federal Government.

GPO Access User's Manual

GPO Access Congressional Hearings

GPO Access: A-Z List of Resources

List of GPO Databases


Library of Congress
Library of Congress Homepage

American Memory
- American Memory provides free and online access to written
and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and
sheet music that document the American experience.

Library of Congress Exhibitions


U.S. Copyright Office


Library of Congress Publications


Reading Rooms/Research Centers

Research Guides and Other Online Collections
Resources for Legislative Research  - Library of Congress

Legislative Histories  - Website hosted by University of Michigan

Congressional Office of Technology Assessment Legacy (1972-1995) - Website hosted by Princeton


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