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Society: Politics: Lobbying: Legislative Tracking Services
- 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 Search bills and laws by number or keyword, find links to members of the House and Senate, calendars, text of historical documents, and the Congressional Record with roll call votes.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.
- From C-SPAN find a list of all the hearings scheduled daily in both houses of Congress.
Center on Congress at Indiana University
- Mission is to improve the public's understanding of Congress and to improve civic engagement. Shown are interactive studies, multiplayer online games for learning, teaching aids, commentaries and news.
Congress in the News
- Provides easy access to text of legislation currently in the news.
- News, information and resources on Congress including votes, bills, assignments and information about individual members.
CongressLink - Know your Congress
- Directed to teachers of American Government and civics. Offering lesson plans and historical materials, with highlights on background, current Congressional leadership, and Congressional staff positions.
Congressional Archives - Oklahoma
- From the Carl Albert Center at the University of Oklahoma. Includes biographies, exhibits and tutorials.
Congressional Floor Debates and Proceedings
- Real time audio coverage of House and Senate floor debates, proceedings, and hearings provided by FedNet. Subscription required for archived material.
- 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.
GPO Access - Congressional Calendars
- Includes the Calendars of the U.S. House of Representatives and History of Legislation and the Senate Calendar of Business.
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.
- Bridging the gap between the input the public wants to provide and the information U.S. Senators and Representatives want and need to receive.
Project Vote Smart: How a Bill Becomes Law
- Shown are steps to lawmaking including a glossary of terms.
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.
The Hill - Lawmaker Ratings
- Collected tabulated scores, by Senator and Representative, from Washington advocacy organizations.
- Online simulation where participants can pretend to be US Senators, members of Cabinet or Supreme Court Justices.
Washington Post - A close-up look at congressional wealth
- A Washington Post 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. Some invest aggressively in the stock market; others seek the shelter of bonds and mutual funds. They range from the super-rich to the deep-in-debt, from inherited wealth to married wealth to no wealth at all. They are entrepreneurs and farmers, oilmen and ranchers, lawyers and real estate developers.
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