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Congress: General Information

Federal Legislative Branch

Congress and the Nation

"Organized by policy area, each chapter contains summaries of legislative activity, including bills passed, defeated, or postponed."

Books about Congress

Encyclopedia of the American Legislative System

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General Resources about the Legislative Branch

House of Representatives website

Senate website

Legislative Branch Resources on GPO Access

  • The Legislative Process - Creating Laws for the Nation
  • Congressional Materials - Committees, Calendars, & Procedures
  • Legislative Resources - From Congress & Legislative Agencies
  • Additional Resources - Other Federal Web Sites & Resources

The Center on Congress at Indiana University

The Dirksen Congressional Center

OpenCongress -- "a free, open-source, not-for-profit, and non-partisan web resource with a mission to make Congress more transparent and to encourage civic engagement"

Thomas (Library of Congress)

Thomas (Library of Congress)

  • Bills, Resolutions (1973+)
  • Activity in Congress
  • Congressional Record (1989+)
  • Schedules, Calendars (Senate 1978+, House 1995+)
  • Committee Reports (1995+)
  • Presidential Nominations (1987+)
  • Treaties (1967+)