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U.S. Government Printing Office — Federal Register

U.S. Government Printing Office — Federal Register

“Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 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.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

“The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Legislation

Congressional Calendars

Congressional Calendars

“The Congressional Calendars collection includes the Calendars of the U.S. House of Representatives and History of Legislation and the Senate Calendar of Business.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch

FDsys: GPO’s Federal Digital System

FDsys: GPO’s Federal Digital System

“GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.” For U.S. government publications, come here!
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–On The Job–Law & Government Documents Libraries; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

U.S. Government Printing Office — Supreme Court Decisions, 1937 – 1975

U.S. Government Printing Office — Supreme Court Decisions, 1937 – 1975

“The full text of Supreme Court Decisions issued between 1937 and 1975, containing 7,407 Decisions from volumes 300 through 422 of U.S. Reports, has been provided to the U.S. Government Printing Office through efforts of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents–Historical Documents

U.S. Government Printing Office — The Compilation of Presidential Documents

U.S. Government Printing Office — The Compilation of Presidential Documents

“The Compilation of Presidential Documents collection consists of the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents and the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents which are the official publications of materials released by the White House Press Secretary.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch

U.S. Government Printing Office — Core Documents of Our Democracy

U.S. Government Printing Office — Core Documents of Our Democracy

Texts of historical and current government documents, including: Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the U.S., Articles of Confederation, Gettysburg Address, Supreme Court Decisions, Economic Indicators, Government Manual, Statistical Abstract of the United States, and the federal budget.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Government, Politics & Law – Research & Technology Guides

Government, Politics & Law – Research & Technology Guides

This site offers a variety of local, state, federal and international government resources. It also includes links to information about Patents & Trademarks, Afro-Americans and the Military, European studies (some divided into regions) and more.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Other National Governments; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Collections – Government Documents Center

Collections – Government Documents Center

A portal to government documents from throughout American history, hosted by the University of Michigan Government Documents Center.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Ladies Auxiliary VFW

Ladies Auxiliary VFW

Members are “wives, widows, mothers, foster and stepmothers, grandmothers, daughters, granddaughters, foster and stepdaughters … of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.” Site includes news, a calendar, and information on scholarships, legislative action, and cancer research.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Social Sciences–Gender & Sexuality–Women

Kids in the House

Kids in the House

Take a virtual tour of the capital, learn “What is Congress,” learn “How Laws Are Made”, and find out about some of the art and history related to the United States Capitol.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives; Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–North America–USA–Government; School And Homework Help–Virtual Field Trips; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–U.S. Government & Civics

Kullen Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Kullen Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is one of the most prominent landmarks along the Swedish coastline. Though the present tower dates to 1900, there has been some type of beacon at this site since 1561. Located at the western tip of Kullaberg headland, it is Scandinavia’s most powerful light. Electricity was installed at the station in 1937. Though fully automated in 197 …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Europe Travel & Tourism

Civil Rights Division Initiative to Combat Post-9/11 Discriminatory Backlash

Civil Rights Division Initiative to Combat Post-9/11 Discriminatory Backlash

This initiative from The United States Department of Justice is an effort to reduce “bias-related assaults, threats, vandalism and arson” on “Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South-Asian Americans, and those perceived to be members of these groups.” The website provides information about the initiative, how to file a complaint, and other related information …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure addresses legislation related to the Coast Guard, federal emergencies and disasters, flood control, inland waterways, navigation and navigation laws, public and federal buildings, public works like bridges and dams, boats, roads, railroads, aviation, water power, and water pollution.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees

Joint Committee on Taxation

Joint Committee on Taxation

The duties of the Joint Committee are to investigate the operation and effects of internal revenue taxes, investigate measures and methods for the simplification of taxes, make reports to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance, and review any proposed refund or credit and gift taxes in excess of $2,000,000.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

House Committee on Education and the Workforce

House Committee on Education and the Workforce

The committee that monitors legislation on education, child labor, school food programs, workers’ compensation, vocational rehabilitation, labor wages and hours, and work incentive programs.
Subject: Business & Economics–Labor & Workplace; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Education

Armed Services Committee

Armed Services Committee

The Armed Services Committee has jurisdiction over legislation related to the Department of Defense, the selective service, interoceanic canals, miltary applications of nuclear energy, and the “pay, promotion, retirement, and other benefits and privileges of members of the armed forces”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees

Senate Republican Conference

Senate Republican Conference

The SRC assists Republican senators with communicating “their priorities… to their constituents by offering a full range of communications resources, including television and radio capabilities, multimedia and online assistance, graphic design, and Spanish language services.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics–Political Parties (United States); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Matters relating to the Archives of the United States, the census and the collection of statistics, Federal Civil Service, municipal affairs of the District of Columbia, and the Postal Service are within the legislative jurisdiction of the Committee on Governmental Affairs.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

The Office of the Democratic Whip

The Office of the Democratic Whip

The official site of The Whip, the second ranking position among House Democrats, who is charged with mobilizing the party vote and coordinating strategy within the Caucus. Features on this site include statements and speeches of the Whip and editorials on topics including fiscal responsibility and election reform.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

The committee that monitors legislation on banks, financial institutions, control of prices of commodities, deposit insurance, economic stabilization and defense production, export and foreign trade promotion, federal monetary policy including the Federal Reserve System, financial aid to commerce and industry, issuance and redemption of notes, publ …
Subject: Business & Economics–Banking; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees; Science & Technology–Transportation

U.S. Army Military History Institute

U.S. Army Military History Institute

“MHI serves as the primary research facility for the historical study of the US Army in order to foster a greater understanding of the Army’s role in our nation’s history and in its future.” Includes an extensive collection of military history bibliographies, and links to relevant sites.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Wars

U.S. Army Center of Military History

U.S. Army Center of Military History

This site is an essential starting point for research in American military history. It offers a number of online reference texts and documents, online finding aids for US Army archives, FAQs, links to other relevant sites, and a how-to page for people seeking historical information about American military history.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Wars

U.S. Military Operations

U.S. Military Operations

Military information and analysis, news articles, weapon systems, links to other relevant sites, and historical background on U.S. military operations historical and current. Full text field and training manuals for U.S. armed forces.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Wars

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Directory of “names of those lost during the Vietnam Conflict.” Browsable by name and searchable by name, branch of service, hometown and state.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Wars–Vietnam War; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military

African American History and the Civil War

African American History and the Civil War

Contains information about African-Americans in the Civil War as well as a summary of their service throughout American history.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Military; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Wars–Civil War; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American

American Women in Uniform, Veterans Too!

American Women in Uniform, Veterans Too!

This somewhat cynical but extremely informative site gives a detailed history of women in the military. It breaks the information down by conflict/war and names the famous women involved in each.
Subject: Social Sciences–Gender & Sexuality–Women–Women’s History; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Wars

Center for the Study of Intelligence

Center for the Study of Intelligence

CSI is a governmental organization charged with researching the history of the American intelligence community. Their site includes a variety of online texts and documents, most covering the period of the Cold War.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies

Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies

“The Library of Congress has extensive resources for the study of the United States presidents and first ladies. Frequent requests for presidential portraits inspired Prints and Photographs Division staff to compile this ready reference aid of formal and informal pictures in the division’s custody. The selected images include at least one likeness …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Presidents; Reference–Biographies–Politicians & Rulers; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

“The Library of Congress is using the World Wide Web (WWW) to present information about and materials from its collections over the Internet.” It’s also possible to view Internet exhibits that cover American history, get legislative information, access resources for researchers and information professionals, and find out more about the Library of …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Congressional Agencies; Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Libraries Around The World

USA.gov

USA.gov

The U.S. Government’s official web portal providing links to key information for citizens, businesses and nonprofits, government employees and visitors to the U.S. Includes a government agency index and topical list of available resources.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History; Science & Technology; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–North America–United States Travel & Tourism; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Military; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US State & Regional; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Seniors; Business & Economics–Non-Profit Organizations; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics–US Elections; Education–Higher Education–Financial Aid, Scholarships & Fellowships; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Philanthropy & Social Service; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Statistics; Law, Government And Political Science–Executive Branch–Agencies–Economic; Money And Work–Consumer Information; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Earth Sciences; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Space; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Biology; Money And Work–Student Aid; Health And Sexuality–Nutrition; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Travel; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–U.S. Government & Civics

The National Security Archive

The National Security Archive

“The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).” View selected documents at this site on topics ranging from the Cuban Mis …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents–Historical Documents

National Archive–Our Documents

National Archive–Our Documents

From the founding fathers to civil rights, see “100 milestone documents” in the history of the United States. View the original documents and transcripts or download free .pdf files (you will need Adobe Acrobat).
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States

Hispanic America USA

Hispanic America USA

Highlights the contributions of Hispanics to American and world history. Includes biographies of astronauts, military heroes, athletes, and politicians.
Subject: Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Latin American/Hispanic; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates

“A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation consists of a linked set of published congressional records of the United States of America from the Continental Congress through the 43rd Congress, 1774-1875. It includes the Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-89); the Letters of Delegates to Congress (1774-89); the Records of the Federal Convention …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents–Historical Documents

USPTO Web Patent Databases

USPTO Web Patent Databases

“This page is the starting point for the USPTO’s free searchable patent databases, which cover the period from 1 January 1976 to the most recent weekly issue date.” There are both full text and bibliographic databases that can be searched by using boolean operators, patent numbers, or other advanced search features.
Subject: Science & Technology; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies; Law, Government And Political Science–Law–United States–Patents

The White House

The White House

Contains information on the Executive Branch, the First Family, and the history of the White House itself and past inhabitants. Also includes the U.S. Budget, State of the Union addresses, daily updates, photos, videos, audio, and other interactive features.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Presidents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch

Government’s 50 Greatest Endeavors

Government’s 50 Greatest Endeavors

Government????s 50 Greatest Endeavors of the Past Half Century is a project on what the United States federal government tried to do and what it achieved. The project began with a cataloging of major laws passed since World War II, followed by the grouping of these statutes by their objective, and the selection of the top 50 endeavors …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Era–20th Century United States History; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

FindLaw: U.S. Supreme Court Center

FindLaw: U.S. Supreme Court Center

“An educational resource site dedicated to the United States Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court… Designed with students and the general public in mind, the FindLaw Constitutional Law Center features an easy-to-read guide that leads visitors through historical documents, biographies, and Supreme Court decisions. Users can browse through the …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts)

African-Americans in Military History

African-Americans in Military History

A detailed bibliography of print resources on African Americans and their service in the United States Armed Forces.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Military; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Wars

Historic Context for the African-American Military Experience

Historic Context for the African-American Military Experience

A lengthy and detailed account of African-American military history and service through the present. Created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Engineering Research Lab, Champaign, IL (.pdf file, requires Adobe Acrobat reader).
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Military; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Military–Military History; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American

Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties

Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties

Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, is a seven volume compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Native American History; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

The Oyez Project

The Oyez Project

“The OYEZ Project contains many hundreds of hours of audio materials…” and “…dozens of panoramic images of the Supreme Court Building. The Project provides abstracts and other materials for leading cases in constitutional law decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.” Cases are searchable by citation, title, subject or date.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents–Historical Documents

ThisNation.com

ThisNation.com

ThisNation.com offers a free online American government & politics “textbook,” a historical & political documents archive and other resources for students, teachers and those generally interested in “this nation.” The site includes a library of such items as the text of presidential inaugural addresses, important documents in US political histo …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History

Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History

A National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book containing documents detailing “U.S. government accounts of the infamous military assault by the Chinese government on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square in Beijing in June 1989.” The previously classified documents also cover “the student demonstrations in late 1985 and …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–Asian History–Chinese History

DisasterAssistance.gov – Flood

DisasterAssistance.gov – Flood

This U.S. government website provides information and a directory to other websites such as the CDC, Red Cross and FEMA for “information and services relating to … disaster management: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

Wisconsin: News and videos about Wisconsin – CNN.com

Wisconsin: News and videos about Wisconsin – CNN.com

Find the latest news on the controversy in Wisconsin at this CNN page dedicated to covering the story from all angles. The page has links to background stories as well as the latest news.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Legislation; Business & Economics–Labor & Workplace–Labor Unions; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US State & Regional; Reference–News & Current Events–Television & Radio News

National Contact Center of the Federal Citizen Information Center

National Contact Center of the Federal Citizen Information Center

A US government site that leads to other commonly requested federal government sites. Contains links to Frequently Asked Questions, consumer help, federal phone numbers and kids.gov, the kids’ portal for the U.S. government.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

United States Code

United States Code

An electronic version of the United States Code (USC) generated from the most recent publication made available by the US House of Representatives. Provides searching capabilities on Title and Section of the USC and a popular names table for finding laws by their more common names.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Legislation

DisasterAssistance.gov

DisasterAssistance.gov

“Provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster.” A joint website by 17 federal agencies that includes online federal disaster relief applications, as well as information on what to do during major domestic and foreign disasters, including floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, volca …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

Committee on Ways and Means

Committee on Ways and Means

The House Committee on Ways and Means has jurisdiction over legislation related to customs, trade agreements, revenue measures, debt of the United States, public monies, transportation of dutiable goods, tax exempt foundations and charitable trusts, and national Social Security.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees

Defense Budget Resources 2011 – Project on Defense Alternatives

Defense Budget Resources 2011 – Project on Defense Alternatives

This website, maintained by the Project on Defense Alternatives, offers analysis, criticism and opinion of Department of Defense spending.
Subject: Law, Government And Political Science–Executive Branch–Departments; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military

Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology

Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology

Formerly the Swedish Handicap Institute, the SIAT works to provide access to well-functioning assistive technology that will improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. It works to stimulate research, analyze needs and encourage the testing of assistive technology by providing information and training to professionals in such technol …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–International Government & Intergovernmental Groups; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues; Regional & Country Information–Europe–Scandinavia; Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities

Federal Courts Law Review

Federal Courts Law Review

Articles are from scholars, judges and distinguished practitioners. The editorial board, composed primarily of United States Magistrate Judges and law school professors. Publication of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science

U.S. Courts

U.S. Courts

Has links to all circuit courts of appeal, including D.C. and U.S. Bankruptcy courts of appeal, as well as state District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts within each circuit.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Includes links to opinions issued by this court, and biographical information on Federal Courts and Federal Judges.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science

U.S. Courts: Federal Judiciary Homepage

U.S. Courts: Federal Judiciary Homepage

Homepage for the Federal Judiciary, with links to the Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, Bankruptcy, and District Courts.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

“The Committee on Government Reform has existed in varying forms since 1816. It first appeared as the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments.” Currently the committee reviews issues related to the Federal civil service, federal employment, the District of Columbia municipal affairs, government management, federal holidays, nationa …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees

Democratic Policy Committee

Democratic Policy Committee

“The Democratic Policy Committee (DPC) is the policy and research arm of Senate Democrats. Established by an Act of Congress in 1947, the DPC serves as a centralized source of information for all Senate Democratic offices and helps promote Democratic policies through hearings, special events, publications, and graphics services.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics–Political Parties (United States); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate

House Journal

House Journal

“The Journal is a record of the proceedings of each legislative day in the House. The Journal–and not the Congressional Record–is the official record of the proceedings of the House.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

LII/Legal Information Institute: Supreme Court Collection

LII/Legal Information Institute: Supreme Court Collection

Lists United States Supreme Court decisions since 1990, which are searchable by topic, author, party name or date. The decisions are arranged chronologically. Also includes a selected collection of historic decisions (e.g. Roe v. Wade) and “information about the court itself” such as biographies of the justices and the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts)

The Federal Judiciary Homepage

The Federal Judiciary Homepage

“The purpose of this site is to function as a clearinghouse for information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–U.S. Government & Civics

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Initiative

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Initiative

Information for disabled veteran small business owners seeking federal government business opportunities. Links to websites and instructions on getting listed with the Federal Supply Service and navigating the contracting process.
Subject: Business & Economics–Small Business & Entrepreneurship–Entrepreneurs With Disabilities; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Regulations.gov

Regulations.gov

“Regulations.gov is the U.S. Government web site that makes it easier for you to participate in Federal rulemaking – an essential part of the American democratic process. On this site, you can find, review, and submit comments on Federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register, the Government???s legal newspaper.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Legislation

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)

The Federal Judiciary’s centralized registration center. Provides electronic access to case and docket information for U.S. District, Bankruptcy and Appellate court records.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Defense

This website is the main site for the United States Department of Defense. It includes news related to the Dept. of Defense and links to the agencies and military areas (Army, Navy Airforce, etc.) and currently a section on the War on Terror.
Subject: Law, Government And Political Science–Executive Branch–Agencies–Defenses And Security; Law, Government And Political Science–Executive Branch–Departments; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military

HouseDemocrats.gov

HouseDemocrats.gov

A Democratic party site with a glossary of government terminology, features on House members, state-by-state reports on the environment, agriculture, education, and homeland security. Positions on issues including prescription drug coverage, national security, and funding public education are also presented.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

Emergency Preparedness Today

Emergency Preparedness Today

A blog dedicated to emergency management and preparedness and public safety. Issues include articles about school safety, communications interoperability, hospital preparedness, hazard assessments and more.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science Blogs

Bluejacket.com: U.S. Navy, Marine Corps & Coast Guard History

Bluejacket.com: U.S. Navy, Marine Corps & Coast Guard History

This site features essays, pictures, transcriptions of print sources, and graphics regarding the history of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. It also has a comprehensive set of links of interest to historians, veterans, and hobbyists.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military

Naval Historical Center

Naval Historical Center

“The Naval Historical Center is the official history program of the Department of the Navy. Its lineage dates back to 1800 with the founding of the Navy Department Library by President John Adams. The Center now includes a museum, art gallery, research library, archives, and curator as well as research and writing programs. The Center’s origins for …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Military–Military History; Science & Technology–Transportation–Water; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military

United States Senate

United States Senate

Get to know what’s happening in the United States Senate. You can find out about bills that are pending, who your senators are and their e-mail addresses, and some trivia as well. You can also get some background information on the institution of the Senate.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–U.S. Government & Civics

American Law Sources On-line

American Law Sources On-line

A collection of free legal resources for the United States (both federal and individual states), Canada, and Mexico. The documents include codes, cases, constitutions, and legislation. Many of the documents are searchable and/or browsable. Some documents, such as municipal codes, are available on the city and county level.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Law; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US State & Regional

Why is the Colonel Called “Kernal”? The Origin of the Ranks and Rank Insignia Now Used by the United States Armed Forces

Why is the Colonel Called “Kernal”? The Origin of the Ranks and Rank Insignia Now Used by the United States Armed Forces

This short book from the Sacramento Air Logistics Center Office of History provides both word and historical origins for the rank used in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military

Open Secrets Interactive

Open Secrets Interactive

“You can look up a detailed financial profile of your own Senators and representatives in Congress, showing exactly which industries and interest groups contributed to their 1996 campaigns, and even which states and metro areas were their richest sources of campaign cash.” Browsable by state.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics–US Elections; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch

EPA: Unites States Environmental Protection Agency

EPA: Unites States Environmental Protection Agency

This agency directs “environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts.” Find United States environmental news and events; projects and programs; laws and regulations; publications; resources for kids, students, and teachers; and children’s health.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies; Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Statistics; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US State & Regional; Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States

Center For Public Integrity

Center For Public Integrity

The goal of the consortium of investigative journalists is to make “institutional power more transparent and accountable”. Provides articles and long-term investigation information about U.S. government and other issues affecting the nation. The “Well Connected” section provides information on the broadcast industry, including ownership info.
Subject: Business & Economics–Industry–Publishing & Media; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Office of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State

Office of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State

The Bureau publishes print and electronic materials in a variety of languages for information outreach to U.S. embassies and consulates in over 140 countries. Its Digital Outreach team counters misinformation about the United States that appears on foreign media websites.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

Joint Electonic Library

Joint Electonic Library

Promotes joint doctrine awareness and manages the development of joint doctrines to improve joint, interagency, and multinational interoperability and to enhance Commander in Chief (CINC) warfighting capabilities.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Military–Military History; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military

The United States Code

The United States Code

Know the law! Published online through the Office of the Law Revision Council, the U.S. Code is “a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.” Updates are added when they become law, and all recent changes to the code can be seen as well.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch; Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States

SCOTUSBlog

SCOTUSBlog

Blog from Goldstein & Howe, P.C., the only law firm in the United States that is principally devoted Supreme Court litigations. Provides expert analysis of recent federal and supreme court cases (SCOTUS being, of course, the Supreme Court Of The United States).
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science Blogs–Law & Law Enforcement Blogs; Law, Government & Political Science Blogs–Law & Law Enforcement Blogs

LegiStorm

LegiStorm

Provides the names, titles and salaries of all the staff members employed by each US Representative and Senator. In addition it provides lists of those employed by committees and administrative offices. You can also find information about state government salaries as well.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US State & Regional

US Patent and Trademark Office Home Page

US Patent and Trademark Office Home Page

“Home page for the United States Patent & Trademark Office. A resource for all those seeking information about submitting patent or trademark applications, and searching for patents or trademarks. Includes links to other industrial offices around the world. Includes a catalog of information products and services and a list of the 80 Patent …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States–Intellectual Property; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies; Law, Government And Political Science–Law–United States–Patents

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Communications Commission

“The mission of this independent government agency is to encourage competition in all communications markets and to protect the public interest. In response to direction from the Congress, the FCC develops and implements policy concerning interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable” Searchable site i …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Television; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Entertainment & Leisure–Radio

Joint Economic Committee

Joint Economic Committee

“The Joint Economic Committee (JEC) was created when Congress passed the Employment Act of 1946. Under this Act, Congress established two advisory panels: the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) and the Joint Economic Committee. Their primary tasks are to review economic conditions and to recommend improvements in economic policy.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees; Business & Economics–Economics

Office of Compliance, U.S. Congress

Office of Compliance, U.S. Congress

“The Office of Compliance advances safety, health, and workplace rights in the U.S. Congress and the Legislative Branch. Established as an independent agency by the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, the Office educates employees and employing offices about their rights and responsibilities under the Act, provides an impartial dispute resolu …
Subject: Business & Economics–Labor & Workplace; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Congressional Agencies

United States Botanic Garden

United States Botanic Garden

“The United States Botanic Garden traces its beginning to 1816, when the constitution of the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences in Washington, D.C., proposed the creation of a botanic garden to collect, grow, and distribute plants of this and other countries that might contribute to the welfare of the American people.” Toda …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Home & Garden–Specific Plants & Gardening Techniques; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Congressional Agencies; Science & Technology–Life Sciences–Plant Biology (Botany)

Public Participation in Rulemaking

Public Participation in Rulemaking

“This list of Federal agency web sites, gathered from Rule or Proposed Rule documents that appeared in the Federal Register, is presented as a guide to electronic rulemaking initiatives. Most of these sites offer the text of Proposed and Final Rules, along with other regulatory information, and some enable the public to comment online.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Legislation

Joint Committee on Printing

Joint Committee on Printing

“The principal purpose of the Joint Committee on Printing is to oversee the functions of the Government Printing Office and general printing procedures of the Federal Government.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

Stennis Center for Public Service

Stennis Center for Public Service

“The Stennis Center for Public Service is a federal, legislative branch agency created by Congress in 1988 to promote and strengthen public service leadership in America. Programs of the Stennis Center are funded through an endowment plus private contributions from foundations and corporations. The Stennis Center???s mandate is to attract young pe …
Subject: Education–Higher Education–Financial Aid, Scholarships & Fellowships; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Congressional Agencies

National Security Archive ??? Freedom of Information Act Requests

National Security Archive ??? Freedom of Information Act Requests

The National Security Archive provides the basics on FOIA, making FOIA requests, and how to make the best use of FOIA requests. This is a good starting place when you are ready to make a request, because this site is not connected to any particular government agency.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

FOIA Web Sites for Federal Government Departments and Agencies

FOIA Web Sites for Federal Government Departments and Agencies

The links on this page, provided by the Department of Justice, go directly to the FOIA section of the listed department or agencies web site. Each department or agency lists slightly different information ranging from its own FOIA policy to necessary contact information, to a reading room of materials made public by a FOIA request.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

The Open Government Guide

The Open Government Guide

The Open Government Guide, published by the Reporters’ Committee for Freedom of the Press, is a complete compendium of information on every state’s open records and open meetings laws. Each state’s section is arranged according to a standard outline, making it easy to compare laws in various states.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

Federal Magistrates Judges Association

Federal Magistrates Judges Association

Links and general information about the federal courts. Some content password-accessible only, for federal judges.
Contains references to law reviews and articles.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Freedom of Information Clearinghouse

Freedom of Information Clearinghouse

The FOI Clearinghouse, provided by Public Citizen, a national non-profit public interest organization, is a web site that contains an introduction to FOIA, information on making requests, and legal research and litigation resources. Public Citizen focuses its efforts on fighting government secrecy, and since 1972 has been involved in more FOIA lit …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

Citizen???s Guide to FOIA

Citizen???s Guide to FOIA

This report by the Committee on Government Reform provides a guide both to FOIA, and to the closely linked Privacy Act of 1974. This report discusses the scope of each act, under which circumstances to use each Act, and how to use the Acts. This is the 2003 version of the guide, and in the future a new version may become available. If a new versi …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

Journal of the Supreme Court

Journal of the Supreme Court

The official minutes of the Supreme Court, published chronologically each day the Court issues or orders an opinion.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science

United States Reports

United States Reports

The final version of the Court’s opinions, covering from 1991-present online. Provides full text, from cover to index, of the bound volumes, starting with vol. 502.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science

Federal Judicial Center

Federal Judicial Center

Has biographies about justices, historical and educational materials about the Supreme Court. Established by Congress in 1967.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science

Where to Obtain Supreme Court Opinions

Where to Obtain Supreme Court Opinions

Document telling where to find Supreme Court opinions on the web, in print format, and microfilm. Updated annually by Supreme Court staff.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science

Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

The Senate committee whose jurisdiction is over administration of the Senate Office Buildings, Senate rules and regulations, credentials and qualifications of Members of the Senate, contested elections, federal elections, the Government Printing Office, the Congressional Record, Presidential succession, the purchase of books and manuscripts and ere …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

Senate Committee on Small Business

Senate Committee on Small Business

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship reports on matters related to the Small Business Administration (SBA), and problems of American small business enterprises.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees; Business & Economics–Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

This committee reviews legislative measures relating to education, labor, health, and public welfare, aging, agricultural colleges, arts and humanities, biomedical research and development, child labor, convict labor, domestic activities of the American National Red Cross, equal employment opportunity, Gallaudet College, Howard University, and Sain …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs conducts studies of “any and all matters pertaining to problems and opportunities of Indians, including but not limited to, Indian land management and trust responsibilities, Indian education, health, special services, and loan programs, and Indian claims against the United States.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Areas of jurisdiction of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary include apportionment of Representatives, bankruptcy, mutiny, espionage, & counterfeiting, civil liberties, constitutional amendments, federal courts & judges, governmental information, holidays & celebrations, immigration & naturalization, interstate compacts, judicial proceedings, loc …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

The “Jurisdiction of the Full Committee includes oversight and legislative responsibilities for: National Energy Policy, including international energy affairs and emergency preparedness; nuclear waste policy; privatization of federal assets; territorial policy (including changes in status and issues affecting Antartica); Native Hawaiian matters.” …
Subject: Science & Technology–Energy; Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology–Forestry; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation reviews proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to topics including the Coast Guard, coastal zone management, communications, highway safety, inland waterways, interstate commerce, marine and ocean navigation, marine fisheries, Merchant marin …
Subject: Science & Technology; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees; Science & Technology–Transportation; Science & Technology–Earth Sciences–Meteorology/Climatology

Senate Committtee on Finance

Senate Committtee on Finance

The Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing proposed legislation including the following subjects: the bonded debt of the United States, customs, ports of entry, the deposit of public moneys, health programs under the Social Security Act, social security, revenue measures, tariffs and import quotas, and the transportation of dutiable goods.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees; Business & Economics–Finance

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Areas of oversight for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works include legislative responsibility for the development of an interstate highway system, flood control and navigation projects and the “responsibility for creating new laws to achieve air and water pollution control, rural and community economic development, and relief from …
Subject: Science & Technology–Transportation–Road; Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States–Environmental Law; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

Senate Committee on the Budget

Senate Committee on the Budget

“Along with the House Budget Committee, [the Senate Budget Committee] is responsible for drafting Congress’ annual budget plan and monitoring action on the budget for the Federal Government. In addition, the Budget Committee has jurisdiction over the operation of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Areas of jurisdiction of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations include acquisition of land and buildings for embassies, the international activities of the American National Red Cross, international aspects of nuclear energy, the International Monetary Fund, intervention abroad and declarations of war, the protection of United States citizens a …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Foreign Policy & International Relations; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

Senate Committee on Armed Services

Senate Committee on Armed Services

The Senate Committee on Armed Services has jurisdiction over legislation related to aeronautical and space activities; the common defense; the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force; the Panama Canal; military research and development; national security aspects of nuclear e …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–War

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry

“Jurisdiction over legislation on foreign agricultural trade; foreign market development; agriculture product promotion and domestic marketing programs; oversight of international commodity agreements and export controls on agricultural commodities; foreign assistance programs and Food for Peace; marketing orders; inspection and certifica …
Subject: Business & Economics–Agribusiness; Health & Medical Sciences–Nutrition & Diet; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Animal Rights

Senate Committee on Appropriations

Senate Committee on Appropriations

The Senate Committee on Appropriations “writes the legislation that allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

U.S. Senate Democratic Leadership Committees

U.S. Senate Democratic Leadership Committees

Features a resource center with current floor charts, fact sheets, and other materials used by Democratic Senators. Also includes press releases and other news from the Democratic Party.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics–Political Parties (United States); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate

National Republican Senatorial Committee

National Republican Senatorial Committee

Republican-oriented view of Senate races, election results, conservative issues, political links and how to get involved in Republican politics. Website presents news and information on local and national races from a Republican perspective, and encourages individual participation in the political process.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics–Political Parties (United States); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate

Senate Republican Policy Committee (RPC)

Senate Republican Policy Committee (RPC)

“RPC prepares a Legislative Notice for every major bill awaiting Senate Floor action that includes a summary of the bill provisions, related background information and anticipated amendments. The notices are placed on each GOP Senator’s desk on the Senate floor and delivered to each Senate Republican office.” The site also includes policy papers th …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics–Political Parties (United States); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate

House Committee on Resources

House Committee on Resources

The House Committee on Resources encompasses issues relating to fisheries, wildlife, forest reserves, national parks, public lands, land grants, geological surveys, irrigation, Native Americans, minerals, mining, oceanography, petroleum conservation, and the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States–Environmental Law; Entertainment & Leisure–Outdoor Recreation–Hunting & Fishing

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

“The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs reviews veterans’ programs, examines current laws, and reports bills and amendments to strengthen existing laws concerning veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), such as for health care, disability compensation, GI bill education and job training, home loan guarantees, lif …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees

House Committee on the Judiciary

House Committee on the Judiciary

“A standing Committee on the Judiciary was established by the House of Representatives on June 3, 1813 to consider legislation relating to judicial proceedings. Since then, the scope of the committee???s concern has expanded to include not only civil and criminal judicial proceedings and Federal courts and judges, but also issues relating to bankru …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Terrorism

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure addresses legislation related to the Coast Guard, federal emergencies and disasters, flood control, inland waterways, navigation and navigation laws, public and federal buildings, public works like bridges and dams, boats, roads, railroads, aviation, water power, and water pollution.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Science & Technology–Transportation

House Committee on Small Business

House Committee on Small Business

“The House Permament Select Committee on Small Business was created just days before war broke out in 1941 to help small businesses participate in the federal defense production program. Since then, the House Committee on Small Business has engaged in expanding the participation of the entrepreneur and small business owner in the great American mar …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Business & Economics–Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Committee on House Administration

Committee on House Administration

The Committee on House Administration was created by the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946. Its jurisdiction includes the House of Reprepresentatives salaries, expenses, and accounts, management of Library of Congress, management of Smithsonian Institution, office space assignment, elections, monitoring of campaign contributi …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees

House Committee on International Relations

House Committee on International Relations

This is the House Committee with jurisdiction over matters including relations with foreign nations, embassies, national border lines, exports, foreign loans, international conferences, international education, declarations of war, the American National Red Cross, and the United Nations.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Foreign Policy & International Relations; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–War

House Committee on Financial Services

House Committee on Financial Services

The House Committee on Financial Services is responsible for addressing legislation covering banks, banking, economic stabilization, insurance, international finance, money, credit, private and public housing, securities and exchanges, and urban development.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Business & Economics–Banking; Business & Economics–Finance; Business & Economics–Economics

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is the oldest legislative standing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Its jurisdictions include biomedical research and development, consumer affairs and protection, health, interstate and foreign commerce, energy resource exploration, pricing, production, and regulation, energy conservation …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism; Entertainment & Leisure–Home & Garden–Home Energy Efficiency

House Committee on Agriculture

House Committee on Agriculture

The committee in the House of Representatives that addresses legislation related to agriculture, the animal industry, farm credit and security, forestry, human nutrition, rural development, and water conservation.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Business & Economics–Agribusiness

Rules and Precedents of the House

Rules and Precedents of the House

Ever wondered what the Speaker of the House does? This site outlines the roles of the Speaker, the Chief Administrative Officer, and the Chaplain and explains the procedures used in the House for voting. Also included are sections on the general order and priority of business in the House and the official Code of Conduct.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

The Office of the House Majority Whip

The Office of the House Majority Whip

The site of the second ranking House Republican. Icluded are the Whip Notice, which is a weekly listing of bills expected to be considered in the upcoming week and the Whipping Post, a listing of bills expected to be considered in a given day.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

House Democratic Leader

House Democratic Leader

Official site of the House Democratic Leader available in English and Spanish. It includes a Legislative calendar and position statements and articles on homeland security, the economy, health care, and education.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

Congressional District Maps

Congressional District Maps

Maps of congressional district boundaries for the most current session of Congress. “Designed for easy reference, they show the Congressional District overlaid on top of State and county boundaries along with interstate and US highways, selected streams and water bodies, and major cities.” View and print maps by state, or by individual district.
Subject: Reference–Geography–Maps & Atlases; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

Social Security Online

Social Security Online

This site tells you all you need to know about Social Security Administration in the United States. There are social security forms, frequently asked questions and information about how to contact the administration. There is also an option for viewing the site in Spanish.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Seniors

International Constitutional Law

International Constitutional Law

The International Constitutional Law site provides constitutional documents and background information on over 120 countries and (non-)governmental organizations.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–International Government & Intergovernmental Groups; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard

Amazing directory of over 119,000 former United States Presidents, Congressmen, Cabinet members, federal judges and other national and local political figures giving the location of their final resting place. Numerous entry points: alphabetical, by state or office, by birth or death date, geographic locations, and many others.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Politicians & Rulers; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

U.S. Business Advisor

U.S. Business Advisor

“The U.S. Business Advisor exists to provide business with one-stop access to federal government information, services, and transactions.” Sections available include: Common Questions, How-to and News. Searchable.
Subject: Business & Economics–Business Administration & Management; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Justice Information Sharing

Justice Information Sharing

“The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Information Technology (IT) Initiatives Web site is an Internet-based resource that enables justice practitioners at all levels of government to access timely and useful information from information sharing and technology integration processes, initiatives, and technological developments. The Web site provides …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts)

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) web site covers all aspects of currency and postage stamps. This web site is designed to be an easy to use resource for information on security documents.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–North America–United States; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies; Business & Economics–Banking; Business & Economics–Finance; Business & Economics–Commerce & Trade

U.S. Department of Treasury

U.S. Department of Treasury

This official site of the federal Treasury Department provides pages for the IRS, Federal Income Tax, Treasury Forms, Treasury Securities, Savings Bonds, Secret Service, Seized Property Auctions, Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and Frequently Asked Questions.
Subject: Law, Government And Political Science–Executive Branch–Departments; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Andy Holt Virtual Library

Andy Holt Virtual Library

“The Andy Holt Virtual Library is principally a concept library, with a focus on the Humanities and Fine Arts. Though open to the public, it is designed to serve the learning communities within the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Tennessee-Martin … Appropriately, we are linked in key places to parallel physical and virtua …
Subject: Arts & Humanities

IPL FAQ: Salaries / Benefits of U.S. Officials

IPL FAQ: Salaries / Benefits of U.S. Officials

What are the salaries/pensions given to U.S. Presidents, Vice Presidents, Cabinet members, Senators, etc.? Find out from this IPL Frequently Asked Question site.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Federal Web Locator

Federal Web Locator

“A service provided by the Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy” and intended to be a comprehensive source for Federal Government information arranged by agency and sub-agency. Lists all known Federal Government web servers.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

United States House of Representatives

United States House of Representatives

Provides public access to legislative information as well as information about Members, Committees, and Organizations of the House and other U.S. government information resources. Includes searchable U.S. Code and Code of Federal Regulations.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

The NACJD specializes in quantitative analysis of crime and justice data and this Web site provides free access to hundreds of downloadable criminal justice data collections for research and instruction. It also provides data resource guides on a wide variety of crime and justice related topics.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Crime

U.S. Court Forms

U.S. Court Forms

Court and other legal forms from the U.S. Federal Goverment and the individual states (including Puerto Rico & Washington D.C.). Browse by branch of government and topic, or search within each individual jurisdiction. There are over 40,000 forms in all, available in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US State & Regional

Truman Presidential Library: Education Page

Truman Presidential Library: Education Page

Provides educational resources from the Truman Presidential Library. The site includes activities, lesson plans, interactive features, and primary sources for use by or for elementary and high school students and teachers.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch

United States Department of Labor: Worker’s Resource Page

United States Department of Labor: Worker’s Resource Page

“Provides a shortcut to information and services the Department of Labor (DOL) offers for workers.” Includes a link to compliance assistance information and resources that explain the laws enforced and administered by the DOL.
Subject: Business & Economics–Labor & Workplace; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Disabilities; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

The Aviation Zone

The Aviation Zone

“The Aviation Zone is the most comprehensive online resource for military transports, aerial tankers, and fixed-wing gunships, from 1940 to present day. Over 75 different aircraft are represented within, most having distinguished service records and a significant presence in the annals of military airlift history….This site currently contains ove …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Science & Technology–Transportation–Air

Project Vote Smart’s U.S. Government Basics

Project Vote Smart’s U.S. Government Basics

Project Vote Smart’s U.S. Government primer is a concise U.S. civics lesson with emphasis on the political process. Here, you can learn about the election process, campaign finance, how a bill becomes a law, and much, much more. Project Vote Smart also follows what your elected officials are voting for in office on its Congress Tracking pages. In a …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics–US Elections; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI home page. Includes FBI facts and figures, history, crime alerts, crime statistics, reports on major investigations, more.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Law Enforcement; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Crime; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) web site covers all aspects of currency and postage stamps. “This web site is designed to be an easy to use resource for information on security documents.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies; Business & Economics–Banking; Business & Economics–Finance

Legal Information Institute

Legal Information Institute

One of the aims of this project is “to carry out applied research on the use of digital information technology in the distribution of legal information, the delivery of legal education, and the practice of law.” This content-rich site offers access to a variety of Web-based legal information, along with other products. Included are constitutions …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Law