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Politics & Government

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present
Searchable by name, position in Congress, and state.

Budget of the U.S. Government
Access to budget documents,including the Economic Report of the President.

Campaign Finance Reports and Data
Financial disclosure reports from Presidential and Congressional campaigns, political parties, and PACs.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
The CFDA is a government-wide compendium of federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the federal government.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Indexes print and electronic government information products created by federal agencies.

Code of Federal Regulations
The CFR is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the federal government.

Commerce Business Daily
Lists notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, sales of government property, and other procurement information.

Congressional Bills
All published versions of bills from the 106th (1999-2000), 105th (1997-1998), 104th (1995-1996) and 103rd (1993-1994) are available.

Congressional Directory
Presents short biographies of each member of the Senate and House, listed by state or district, and additional data (such as committee memberships, terms of service, administrative assistants and/or secretaries, and room and telephone numbers). It also lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other federal departments and agencies, including D.C. government officials, governors of states and territories, foreign diplomats, and members of the press, radio, and television galleries.

Congressional Hearings
Contain selected House and Senate hearings for the 105th Congress (1997-98) forward.

Congressional Record
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. Volumes from 140 (1994) to the present are available here.

Congressional Record Index
This database indexes the daily issues of the Congressional Record and is updated daily when Congress is in session. Unlike the paper editions, these databases cumulate from the beginning of the session of Congress. Each year of the Congressional Record Index can be searched individually; however, selecting the historical database searches all years except for the current year.

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents:  Contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House.  Replaced the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents as of January 29, 2009. 

Federal Judicial Center:  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges 
Contains the service record and brief biographical information of all judges who have served on the U.S. District Courts, U.S. Circuit Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court since 1789.

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.

More than 70 federal agencies contribute statistical information to Fedstats.

GAO Reports
Contain reports on audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of federal programs conducted by the General Accounting Office (GAO) from fiscal year 1995 through the present.

GPO Access Databases
Direct access to many databases offering information by and about the federal government. Includes Congressional Record; Federal Register; Code of Federal Regulations; Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (MOCAT); Congressional bills, documents, and hearings; GAO Reports; U.S. Government Manual; etc.

NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL)
NAIL is a searchable database of NARA's holdings, and contains more than 3,000 microfilm publications descriptions, 400,446 archival holdings descriptions, and 124,000 digital copies.

Privacy Act Issuances
Contain descriptions of federal agency systems of records maintained on individuals, and the rules agencies follow in assisting individuals who request information about their records. 1995 and 1997 compilations are available.

Public Laws
Search a collection of laws enacted during the 106th Congress (1999-2000), 105th Congress (1997-1998) and 104th Congress (1995-1996).

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
Papers and speeches of the President, from 1993-1999. The Appendix includes the President's daily schedule and meetings; the President's nominations submitted to the Senate; and proclamations, Executive orders, and other Presidential documents released by the Office of the Press Secretary and published in the Federal Register.

Senate, House and Executive Reports
Contains House, Senate, and executive reports from the 104th Congress (1995-96) through the present.

Senate, House and Treaty Documents
Contains selected House, Senate, and treaty documents from the 104th Congress (1995-96) through the present. Only the Congressional documents that are printed by the Government Printing Office (GPO) are included.

Tax Forms, Federal
Allows users to access electronic versions of federal tax forms, instructions and other publications.

THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
Provides access to summaries, status, and text of Congressional bills; major legislation; roll call votes; Congressional Record (text and index); committee reports.

United States Government Manual
This official handbook of the federal government provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. The Manual also includes information on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the United States participates; and boards, commissions, and committees.

U.S. Code
The U.S. Code database contains the general and permanent laws of the United States.

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
Contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week.

Last updated by on 11/08/2010