Federal Resources


Federal Law

U. S. Code

A legislative service of the Library of Congress. This home page feature searches the text of legislation for the current Congress by word/phrase or bill number. This is a "quick and dirty" search for those who do not want the advanced features found on the Advanced Bill Text Search page.

Public and Private Laws
Public and private laws are prepared and published by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). GPO Access contains the text of public and private laws enacted from the 104th Congress to the present. The database for the current session of Congress is updated when the publication of a slip law is authorized by OFR. Documents are available as ASCII text and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Code of Federal Regulations
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each volume of the CFR is updated once each calendar year and is issued on a quarterly basis.

A United States Government website produced by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA) containing Federal Regulatory Information. 

On this U.S. Government Web site, you can find, view, and comment on regulations and other actions for all Federal agencies.

U.S. Congress

U.S. House of Rpresentatives

House of Representatives Home Page
Committee Home Pages
Member Home Pages

U.S. Senate

Senate Home Page
Committee Home Pages
Senate Virtual Reference Desk
Senators' Home Pages 

Executive Branch Executive Office of the President

The White House
Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Executive Orders Issued by the President  

Executive Agencies

Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Department of Commerce (DOC)
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of Education
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Department of the Interior (DOI)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Department of Labor (DOL)
Department of State (DOS)
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Department of the Treasury
Department of Veterans Affairs

Federal Judicial Branch U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Opinions
Rules of the Supreme Court
U.S. Court Links 

Additional Resources

  • Federal Databases
  • Congressional Budget Office (CBO): CBO provides up-to-date data on its Web site, including current budget and economic projections and information on the status of discretionary appropriations.
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO): GAO reports evaluates federal programs, audits federal expenditures, and issues legal opinions. When GAO reports its findings to Congress, it recommends actions. Its work leads to laws and acts that improve government operations, and save billions of dollars.
  • U.S. Government Printing Office: The U.S. Government Printing Office disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government.
  • The Library of Congress