United States Government

President of the United States

The White House
Use for current Presidential news, events, addresses, policies, appointees and more. The site includes biographical information on the president, First Lady and Vice President. The site also includes current blogs, the weekly Presidential address, Executive Orders, and Proclamations. Historical information is also available under the "About the White House" tab. The "Our Government" tab explains how federal, state and local governments work.

U.S. Congress

U.S. House of Representatives
Find your representative by entering your zip code. View the year's congressional schedule and House floor proceedings for the last seven legislative days. Monitor roll call votes on bills and resolutions from the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990 -) to the present. Link to representatives' websites, plus committee and subcommittee rosters and weekly schedules. The website also includes House rules and definitions of legislative terms.

U.S. Senate
Locate Senators by state. Link to Senate committee and subcommittee information. Track and research congressional bills and resolutions. View current roll call vote tallies within an hour of the vote, and link to tallies from the 101st Congress (1989-) to the present. Read classic Senate speeches from American history. Visit the Virtual Reference Desk for general and more specific information on the U.S. Senate and the federal legislative process.

Biographical Directory of Congress
To identify members of Congress, or to find biographical information on individuals, enter some or all of the known data in the initial query screen. The database covers 1774 to the present.

Government Departments and Agencies

Government Agencies and Elected Officials
USA.Gov presents links to the branches of the U.S. Government as well as an A to Z list of U.S. departments, agencies and bureaus. It also includes links to State, Local and Tribal governments.

Information About the Federal Government

U.S. Government Manual
As the official handbook of the Federal Government, the United States Government Manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the United States participates; and boards, commissions, and committees. The Manual begins with reprints of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. Government Printing Office - GovInfo
The GPO provides free access to full text information and documents from the three branches of federal government.

Budget of the United States Government
Issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Budget of the United States Government is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President's budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.