The legislative branch of the United States government is comprised of the two houses of the US Congress and their affiliated offices. The makeup and powers of Congress are detailed in Article I of the US Constitution.
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An online journal of the U.S. legislative process maintained by the Library of Congress, named for Thomas Jefferson. Search bills and laws by number or keyword, find links to members of the House and Senate, calendars, text of historical documents, and the Congressional Record with roll call votes.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Search for information on members of the US Congress from 1774 to the present day by entering a name, position or state.
Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress, 1789-1791
An online exhibit of the documentary history of the most productive Congress in U.S. history.
C-SPAN - Capitol Hearings
Schedule of all the hearings for both houses of Congress, with audio.
The Center on Congress at Indiana University
Explains the work and role of Congress. Includes an extensive series of articles with materials for teachers and journalists, surveys, media series and interactive learning modules.
Congress in the News
Provides easy access to text of legislation currently in the news.
Assists members of Congress in organization and education for their intellectual and social benefit and provides educational information about Congress to the general public.
Congressional Pictorial Directory - One Hundred Sixth Congress
The online version of the Congressional Pictorial Directory for the 106th Congress, available on GPO Access.
Congressional Research Service Reports
Legislative Process in the Congress (emphasis on the House of Representatives).
Congressional Sources on the Internet
Directory of Congressional resources including the official pages for the US Senate and House, access to Congressional Archive collections, Roll Call Online, and a biographical directory of Congress from 1774-present.
Congressional Votes Database
A Washington Post interactive database that lets you browse every vote in the U.S. Congress since 1991.
FedNet - VUGUV
Live mobile-only video of the House and Senate floors, Congressional hearings and press conferences from around the Hill, including archives, free to American people.
GPO - FDsys: Congressional Hearings
Selected Senate and House hearings.
GPO Access - Congressional Calendars
Includes the Calendars of the U.S. House of Representatives and History of Legislation and the Senate Calendar of Business.
The Hill - Lawmaker Ratings
Collected tabulated scores, by Senator and Representative, from Washington advocacy organizations.
Minority Members of Congress
Lists ethnic minority (African-, Hispanic-, and Asian-American) members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including links to their official websites.
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
An independent, bipartisan commission chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Online simulation where participants can pretend to be US Senators, members of Cabinet or Supreme Court Justices.
Washington Examiner - Answer Questions About Your Government
Data on U.S. members of Congress, bills and resolutions, committees, and voting record.
Washington Post - A Close-Up Look at Congressional Wealth
Analysis of the personal finances of all 535 members of Congress reveals how the nation’s lawmakers position their portfolios and how they win and lose money on Wall Street.
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