Federal Government Resources


White House & Executive Agencies

White House

Executive Branch Resources
Links to federal regulatory, presidential, and federal agency resources and materials; from GPO Access

The White House

The American Presidency Project
Public Papers of the President, signing statements, executive orders, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, public addresses, etc.; from UCSB

Executive Agencies

Find Government Departments and Agencies
Organizational directory of the US government; from USA.gov

Federal Agencies
Links to federal agency homepages, directories, and library pages organized alphabetically; from Washburn Univ. School of Law

Administrative Decisions & Other Actions
Links to administrative actions that fall outside the scope of the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations and links to FOIA electronic reading rooms by agency; from the Univ. of Virginia


US Congress

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives
---Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives

Full text of bills and resolutions, Congressional Record, etc. from 1989 to current

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Biographical information on past and present members of congress by name, state, party, or year; from the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives

Find legislative information about items in the news as well as member profiles, blogs, and status of bills

Archive of public domain US legislative footage. Search for video of House and Senate floor proceedings. From UCSC and the Sunlight Foundation.

Legislative Support Agencies

Congressional Budget Office
CBO provides congress with economic/budgetary analyses of government programs

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
GAO is the investigative arm of Congress; browse Reports and Testimonies by date, topic, or agency

Legislative Branch Resources
From GPO Access; legislative process, congressional materials, legislative resources, etc.

Library of Congress

Congressional Information
List of resources for finding congressional information; from THOMAS

Debates, Votes, Hearings, & More:

See: Federal Legislative Resources


Federal Courts

US Courts: the Federal Judiciary
From the Administrative Office of the Courts; links to US Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Bankruptcy Courts

Judicial Branch Resources
From GPO Access; federal court and other judicial resources

Court Cases

See: Find a Court Case


Government Information Guides

The United States Government Manual
Information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches; from GPO Access

Government Information Subject Index
Subjects listed alphabetically; from St. Mary's University

Citing Government Information Sources
From the Univ. of Nevada at Reno; samples of MLA-style citations from various government information sources


Government Portals & Search Engines

Official US government web portal. Search across government websites or browse by topic

Access Federal government digital documents

Catalog of Government Publications (CGP)
Catalog of current and historical federal government publications