Information Contacts in US Federal GovenmentPosted on: June 04, 2008
Interesting Information Resources
- The Open-Gov site at MIT's Media Lab offers comprehensive information on the influences and voting positions of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial parts of our government. It allows citizens to submit intelligence about government-related issues, while maintaining their anonymity, and allows members of the government a chance to participate in the process.
General Sources of US Federal Government Information
Economic Information from the US Census Bureau.
- Thomas Information System in the Federal Legislature.
- House of Representatives.
- A Database
access sysem for Campaign Finance Information
Federal Election Commission data on campaign information on individual candidates.
- Government Printing Office Superintendent of Documents Access Point.
- The telephone numbers to call the US Capital:(202)-224-3121.
- E-mail addresses for US senators
- How to Contact Your Legislators.
- The White House.
- Historical Views of the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence published searchable and published by the Emory University Law School.
- Search United States Code by topic using the National Archive tools.
- Information from
The National Archives with links to Presidential Libraries and other reference material
- Gutenberg Publication of Historical American documents like the Federalist Papers, The Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Common Sense, Gettysburg Address, and several Presidential Inaugural Addresses.
- Excellent set of historical documents from Revolutionary times to the present, The Yale Law School's Avalon Project.
Center for Democracy and Technology a non-profit public interest organization to develop and advocate public policies that advance constitutional civil liberties and democratic values in new computer and communications technologies.
- The Project On Government Oversight.
- The Judicial Watch Home Page Washington DC lawyers uncovering under the table dirty deeds and (?)payoffs.
- The Univeristy of Syracuse's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse a resource about federal law enforcement actions.
- And this non-governmental site of a trade paper for Federal Government Workers.
- The Constitution Society seeks to provide a wealth of knowledge on the US Constitution and its origins, intrepretations and controversies.
- The Constitution Society also maintains an online version of Robert's Rules of Order which is a handy reference.
- An Insider Magazine, Hill News, provides non-official news about Congress in a more conversational format.