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Here are a few gateways to U. S and international government agencies and information. For more depth, look at guides maintained by our Political Science librarian, for US Policy and Legislation and International Government Information
The White House
The official White House www site
Indexes Congressional materials from 1789-present. Includes access to U.S. legislative information, including bills and pending legislation, legislative history, hearings, testimony, reports, documents, Congressional Record, Congressional Research Service Reports, public laws, etc.
U.S. House of Representatives
The official House site that includes membership and committee information. Also contains information on the current sessions.
The official Senate site that includes biographical information on Senators. Also includes background and historical information on the Senate
Thomas: Current Legislation in Congress
A comprehensive web site maintained by the Library of Congress for recent legislation. Most coverage is from the 1990s onward, some earlier.
Lexis Nexis Academic
Often used for its vast collection of news sources, it also has the decisions of all state and federal appeals courts, up to and including the Supreme Court.