- American State Papers
Contains legislative and executive documents of Congress during the period 1789 to 1838.
- Founders' Constitution
"Hailed as "the Oxford English Dictionary of American constitutional history," the print edition of The Founders' Constitution has proved since its publication in 1986 to be an invaluable aid to all those seeking a deeper understanding of one of our nation's most important legal documents."
The website is a joint venture between the University of Chicago Press and the Liberty Fund.
- Statutes at Large 1774-1837
Other Reports and Bulletins
- Senate Committee on the Budget, Republicans
- Senate Committee on the Budget, Democrats
- Congressional Budget Office
- "CBO's mandate is to provide the Congress with: Objective, nonpartisan, and timely analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by the federal budget and the information and estimates required for the Congressional budget process."
- Congressional Record Filter from UNC
- Save your THOMAS search queries in the CRFilter, then check back periodically to see only the new items that match your interests. You can also search the whole Congressional Text back to 1989. This Site requires NETSCAPE
- CRS Reports covering House of Rep. Procedures
This site provides access to CRS reports covering House Rules
- CRS Reports on Environment, Energy and other Natural Resource subjects
- Committee for the National Institute for the Environment (CNIE)
- CRS Reports on Military and National Security Issues provided by the Federation of American Scientistis
- GovTrack.us: Tracking the US Congress
- "GovTrack.us is a nexus of information about the United States Congress,
following the status of federal legislation and the activities of your senators
- Senate Rules Committee
- Has records of testimony at the hearings.
- General Accounting Office
- Provides access to the following information: GAO Reports, GAO Legal Products, GAO Special Publications from 1999 to the present and FraudNET a place where whistleblowers and citizens can report government waste.
- GPO Access
- Provides access to the following government documents: Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Commerce Business Daily, Congressional Record, U.S. Code, Congressional Bills, Hearings, Reports and Committee Reports and other popular government documents.
- Library of Congress Thomas organizes House & Senate Bills, Legislative Calendar and Floor Schedules, Public Laws and the Congressional Record. There are hyperlinks connecting these resources as well.
Nongovernmental Internet Resources
- Almanac of Policy Issues
- Is an independent public service not affiliated with any particular issue or cause. Every effort is made to present all sides of each issue, and to do so in an unbiased, journalistic format.
- Is the official Cable broadcaster for the Congress. It covers the Congress from gavel to gavel. You can access Current events in Congress as well as Browse some popular issues that the Congress is grappling with.
- CapitolWiz (By Capitol Advantage)
- With CapitolWiz service on your site, users will be able to: Easily identify their elected leaders, send an e-mail or fax, or print a letter, see how their representatives are voting (you pick the votes to spotlight).
- Congressional Research Service abstracts Fee Based
- This site is produced by Penny Hill Press. It is the only site to sell all of the Reports to the American people. Nonsubscribers pay $49 per order (up to 5 documents) additional documents over 5, $9 each; students $19 for a single document or $29 for up to 5 documents; additional documents over 5, $5 each.
- CongressLink Communicator is an educational site for high school teachers.
Histories on the Internet Peggy Jarrett & Cheryl Nyberg, U. Washington School of Law, 2006.
- Legislative Source Book LLSDC
- This site is an organized gateway to Congressional Information produced by the Law Librarians' Society of Washington D.C.
- A non-partisan site that provides unique information about the U.S. Congress, including a database of all congressional staff salaries, all privately financed travel, and all personal financial disclosures of members and staff.
- Political Advocacy Groups: A Directory of United States Lobbyists
- By Kathi Fountain provides access to 100's of Political Advocacy Groups. It is arranged by broad subject heading and covers some of the following topics; Abortion & Reproduction, Aged, Children, Education, Homeless, etc. All of this information is also searchable.
- Project Vote Smart (Facts on Representatives, Votes etc...)
- This organization researches the candidates on all types of issues so the citizens can then read about the cadindate and make informed decisions at the voting booth.
- Roll Call
- In 1996, building on the solid reputation of the newsprint version, Roll Call launched a companion Web edition. The leading stories from the newspaper are posted every Monday and Thursday, along with editorials, election news, commentary, cartoons and classifieds.
- Has 100's of links to Lobbying Organizations arrange by broad subject headings. It also has links to very controversial topics: (i.e., Abortion, Death Penalty, Education, Energy, Environment, Gay Rights, Gun Control, Copyrights, Race Relations, Religion & Morality, and Technology.
- State Net
- Is the only organization that monitors 100% of all pending bills and regulations in the 50 states and Congress. State Net is also the service that WestLaw contracts with to track State Legislative Information.
- U.S. Legislative Information Sources on the Internet
- Compiled by Bowling Green State University is a very user friendly site to access U.S. Legisative Information
- Congressional Voting Records: A Beginner's Guide
From the Law Library of Congress (Jan. 29, 2013)
- Gov Track
- "GovTrack.us is a tool by Civic Impulse, LLC to help the public research and track the activities in the U.S. Congress, promoting and innovating government transparency and civic education through novel uses of technology."
- How to find anything advocacy related on the Web by Stephanie Vance
- This site provides access to the following information concerning advocacy skills: Activism, Gossip, The Internet and Politics, Issue Group Tracking, Learning, Legislative Tracking, Member Tracking, News & Information, Policy & Polling, Portals & Search Engines.
- Law and Politics Internet Guide
- Designed for the legal profession, academia and the public, Law and Politics: Internet Guide is your one-stop source for legal research. Law and Politics is dedicated to finding the most informative and current law related resources on the Internet.
- "OpenCongress brings together official government data with news coverage, blog posts, public comments, and more to give you the real story behind what's happening in Congress."
- Open CRS
- "Open CRS provides citizens access to CRS Reports that are already in the public domain."