The U. S. Congress
Senate Office Buildings, First and Constitution Avenue, N. E., Washington, D. C. 20510 - Telephone (202) 224-3121
House of Representatives Office Buildings, N. J. and Independence Avenues, Washington, D. C. 20515 - Telephone (202) 225-3121
The Congress of the United States was created by Article 1, section 1, of the Constitution, adopted by the Constitution Convention on September 17, 1787, providing that "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."
This material was condensed and edited from the Thomas Web site--with added content to further inform visitors to the Federal Gateway site.
Thomas - Legislative Information of the Internet this one site covers the House of Representatives, Senate of the United States, and the Congressional Budget Office as well as the entire legislative community of the United States Government. Consequently, this document also addresses the Government Printing Office, Library of Congress, and the Capitol of the United States and all its offices.
The Thomas System a guide to using and understanding this site by personnel from the University of Massachusetts---they have joined with the Library of Congress to bring us THOMAS.
Legislative Research with Thomas a "how to" aid.
About Thomas site map.
Congress in the News - Thomas covers current activities in the news.
Congressional Telephone Directory covers the House, Senate, etc.
US Government Blue Pages Online Directory federal telephone directory.
U. S. House of Representatives locates key offices, organizations, sites, etc.
Office of The House Majority Leader current and historical resource.
House Committee Schedules and Oversight Plans a chart of "The Legislative Process" which has a hearing schedule of Committee activities.
U.S. House Committees membership, information search utility, etc.
Additional Committee Information speaks to jurisdiction, rules, internships, history, legislation, archives, meetings, and publications.
Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives House activities.
House Journal record of the proceeding of each legislative day.
Capitol Building historical construction view.
Lobbying Disclosure Act easy to understand "question and answer" format.
U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library goals are to provide free public access to this site and other law resources on the Internet.
U. S. Code (searchable) view data from several key points of view.
U.S. Congress - Entitlements - GPO Access House Ways and Means Committee search utility covering entitlement programs.
House of Representatives Educational Resources how laws are made, etc.
Congressional Biographical Directory data on members from 1774 to present.
District Maps Congress, state senate, and state assemblies.
Congressional Biographical Directory covers from 1774 to present.
United States Senate calendars of business, committees, publications, etc.
Senate Democratic Leadership Committee today in the Senate.
Senate Republican Policy Committee Senate Schedule.
All Members of Congress - Vote-Smart senators and house members.
Legislative Activities covers legislation, schedules, rules, and other activities.
U.S. Legislative Branch Library of Congress subject listing covering the Congress.
Congressional Research Service Reports these objective reports are done for Congress by scholars that avoid particular political views.
U. S. Government and Politics - Clark-Net highly informative total government information document.
About the Congress representation, how to get help, expressing opinions, etc.
U.S. Congress - GPO Access congressional publications and committees.
Congressional Information - GPO Access wide range of Congressional, General Accounting Office, and Library of Congress topics.
How Our Laws Are Made formal document.
Enactment of a Law informal document covering the enactment of laws.
Science Lablink to U.S. Congress science connections to various Congressional Web sites.
Historical Documents discusses "Why Are There Two Houses of Congress?"
U.S. Government Information: Legislative Information guide to finding bills, committed documents, floor debates, votes, and laws.
Grolier Online: The American Presidency covers American government basics.
Today in Congress - Washington Post daily schedule of what is to take place in Congress.
CapWeb - The Internet Guide Guide to the United States Congress.
Congress Track Project Vote Smart's cradle-to-grave research tool for people who want to track the performance of the 105th Congress.
Congressional Internet Caucus 100 congressmen address Internet matters.
Representatives Educational Resources civic and historical topics.
The Center for Legislative Archives - NARA basic congressional records.
Common Cause holding power accountable--a critical evaluator of Congress.
U. S. Government & Politics - USIA excellent explanation of these subjects.
Federal Election Commission watchdog on federal elections--in administration and civil enforcement of laws, campaign funds, etc. by participants.
Voting and Elections - Government Printing Office survey document.
Electoral College officially determine winners of presidential elections. Box Scores - covering president and vice president elections (1789 - 1996) The process is currently for 538 members of the Electoral College that come form the 50 states (plus 3 members from Washington, D. C.) that vote after the general election.
Soft Money Laundromat - Commoncause political soft money contributions.
Political Science Reference topics, terms, references, etc.
Notable Acts of Congress - Counsel Quest(TM) legal resources.
Plum Book identifies presidential or political appointees in the Legislative and Executive branches of the U.S. Government.
The Political Graveyard unique site that tells where the bodies are buried.
Federalist Papers and much more historical writings.
townhall.com conservative politics.
National Center for Legislative Archives - NARA first Congress to present.
How Our Laws Are Made formal document.
The Electronic Policy Network current political and national policy news.
Policyworks comprehensive government-wide policy resource.
Legislative Histories in the U.S. Congress - Research Version University of Michigan guide to legislative documents.
Lobbying Disclosure Act easy to understand "question and answer" format
The Harry S. Truman Scholars Conference independent organization dedicated to improving our Nation through public service.
The John C. Stennis Center for Public Service independent legislative branch agency created by Congress to promote and strengthen public service.
Christian Coalition Web rates members of Congress, recent speeches, and much more.
CAPWEB allows hearing and viewing of Congress.
Roll Call prominent Capital Hill newspaper.
Highway 1 politics online (legislation oriented).
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