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POLI 209 Public Administration

Searching for Federal Government Information

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Selected Federal Websites

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.  The CGP is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. Includes recent hearings and committee reports.

Congressional Research Service (CRS). Provides Congress with both anticipatory and on-demand research and analysis to support their legislative, oversight, and representational duties. All reports adhere to the core values of CRS; they are authoritative, objective and nonpartisan. Contains research and nonpartisan reports on a governmental issues. This site, with bi­partisan support, make these reports available to the public. Links to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.

How Laws Are Made and How to Search Them Learn how laws, regulations, and executive orders are made and how to look them up.  Read and post comments to new regulations proposed by Federal agencies. Search this site for information on a wide variety of topics