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Federal Government Print Page



Locate, research, and contact your elected officials - federal, state and local. Also includes overviews of the federal government, how laws are made, applying for citizenship, and voter information. 


Washington Information Directory

Washington Information DirectoryWashington Information Directory

Contact and descriptive information on more than 10,000 federal government offices, regulatory agencies, congressional committees, judicial offices, public interest groups, nongovernmental organizations, and international organizations in a single, easy-to-use, and fully integrated database.


Federal Depository Libraries

Federal Depository LibraryThe Rockville Memorial Library, a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), provides access to U.S. Government documents online and to a selection of print government documents. The library's catalog contains records for the print documents we receive under this program.

The University of Maryland Libraries are a regional depository with an extensive collection available to the public.

Federal Executive Branch

The White House

  • Federal Register via GovPulse
    Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
  • Federal Executive Branch -
    The president is the head of the executive branch of government, which includes many departments and agencies that advise and assist the president in making policy decisions. Complete list and links.
  • Federal Executive Branch - from the White House
    Descriptions of each position and department in the federal executive branch.

President's Weekly Address Video Podcast

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Federal Judicial Branch

The Supreme Court


Third Branch Newsletter

Newsletter from the U.S. Court System

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Federal Legislative Branch

U.S. Capitol

  • Congressional Record
    Official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session.
  • Congress -
    The legislative branch is the law-making branch of government made up of the Senate, The House of Representatives and agencies that support Congress. Complete list and links.
    Keep tabs on your representatives in Congress or to research pending legislation that might impact your life or business.
  • - from the Library of Congress
    Explore the legislative process through a series of online videos; follow a bill through the process in real time, from its introduction to the day it’s passed into law; and discover in-depth information on members of Congress, from their biographies to their voting records.
  • Federal Legislative Branch - from the White House
    Description of the legislative branch, the legislative process, powers of Congress, and government oversight.
  • How Our Laws are Made
    Popular document about the legislative process, from THOMAS.
  • History, Art & Archives of the US House of Representatives
    This site is a collaborative project between the Office of the Historian and the Clerk of the House's Office of Art and Archives, which serve as the House’s institutional memory, a resource for Members, staff, and the general public.

Video Feed from the House Floor

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Congressional Research Service Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) at the Library of Congress is a research service for the U.S. Congress. CRS reports cover a myriad of issues under study by the legislature and can be very useful for researchers.


Financial Crisis - Government Documents

Read Standard & Poor's report on lowering the long-term credit rating of the United States. 


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