Federal Legislative Branch Resources

House of Representatives

Find Member of Congress by name or state, telephone directory, committee directory and hearings, roll call votes.


House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk

Links to House calendar, congressional mailing labels, congressional history, understanding the legislative process, and teaching tools and lesson plan library for public policy outreach activities.


Senate

Links to Senators’ Webpages, Senate calendar, committees, legislation and procedure, and the Virtual Reference Desk clearinghouse of information on the Web, with guides to legislative processes and a glossary of terms.


Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

CBO reports providing nonpartisan analyses to aid Congress in economic and budgetary decisions on programs covered by the federal budget, with link to CBO health reports, including health economics.


Congressional Research Service (CRS)

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. Well-known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on health care, services, education, and labor.


Government Accountability Office (GAO)

GAO is an “investigative arm of Congress” whose reports help improve the performance and accountability of the federal government, including federal health policies and programs.


Government Publishing Office (GPO)

GPO is an agency of the legislative branch, responsible for the production and distribution of information for all of the federal government.  GPO provides free electronic access to over a quarter of a million titles – legislative, executive, and judicial resources – available to the public.  The information provided on this site can be used without restriction.


Guide to Law Online

Prepared by the Law Library of Congress, this tool is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online.


Library of Congress: Legislative Information

Library of Congress developed Congress.gov Website to make federal legislative information (e.g., bills, activity in Congress, Congressional Record, and committee information) freely available to the public.