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U.S. Government Information: Press Releases

Guide to information resources by and about the federal government.

About News Releases

Press releases are great primary sources to learn about federal actions and priorities, official statements, administrative changes, new resources, and opposing views about topics under discussion. I save press releases from many of these sites, including all of the agencies listed, regularly in the Wayback Machine in an effort to help preserve long-term access to information that may be of research interest. Where possible, I save the press release itself as well as documents (e.g. correspondence, publications) linked in the release.

Congressional Leadership

House Majority Leader - Steve Scalise

House Minority Leader - Hakeem Jeffries

House Speaker - Mike Johnson (as of 10/25/23)

Senate Majority Leader - Chuck Shumer

Senate Minority Leader - Mitch McConnell

Senators and Representatives

Official directories of Senators and Representatives include links to those individuals' websites, most of which will have a link to News, Press, or Media at the top of page.

Senate Committees, with Chairs and Ranking Members: 118th Congress

 Agriculture, Nutrition, Forestry | Minority

 Health, Education, Labor & PensionsMinority

 Appropriations | Minority

 Homeland Security/Govt Affairs | Minority

 Armed Services | Minority

 Indian Affairs | Minority

 Banking, Housing, Urban Affairs | Minority

 Judiciary  | Minority

 Budget | Minority

 Rules & Administration | Minority

 Commerce, Science, Transportation | Minority

 Select Committee on Ethics

 Energy & Natural Resources | Minority

 Select Committee on Intelligence

 Environment & Public Works | Minority

 Small Business & Entrepreneurship | Minority

 Finance | Minority

 Special Committee on Aging | Minority

 Foreign Relations | Minority

 Veterans Affairs | Minority


House Committees, with Chairs and Ranking Members: 118th Congress

 Agriculture | Minority

 Financial Services | Minority

  Oversight & Reform | Minority

 Appropriations | Minority

 Foreign Affairs | Minority

 Rules | Minority

 Armed Services | Minority

 Homeland Security | Minority

 Science/Space/Tech | Minority

 Budget | Minority

 House Administration | Minority

 Select CCP | Minority

 Education & Workforce | Minority

 Intelligence | Minority

  Small Business | Minority

 Energy & Commerce | Minority

 Judiciary | Minority

 Transport/Infrastruct | Minority

 Ethics | Minority

Natural Resources | Minority

  Veterans Affairs | Minority


 Ways & Means | Minority