of the following links can be found with a little searching through
your favorite Search Engine. I have placed them here because
think they are the most useful, or informative. All are pages
directly created by the government, and all links open up new windows.
of the Senate
is the starting place for any research into
what your Senators are doing.
The Legislation and Records
the US Senate website can be used to search for specific bills before
the Senate, Bills that have received media attention, and activities of
the Senate. You can also find the last major action, Bills introduced,
a verbatim record of what happened in the Senate for a specific date.
The Active Legislation
page allows you
to search Bills currently before the Senate by popular title, or
Legislative Information System
at the Library of Congress
gives you the texts of Bills and legislative histories from
1973 to present.
Roll Call Votes
of each Senator
for the 111th Congress. How did your Senators vote on a specific Bill?
A list of Senators
with links to
their websites where their email addresses can be found. Searchable by
State, Senator, or Class.
of the House
links to every part of the website.
Interestingly, I can't seem to find a page that shows just House Bills.
The House of Representatives uses links to Thomas, which shows bills
for Congress collectively.
If you know the name or number of a particular Bill, you can search for
it at GPO Access
The Representative Members
you access to all your Representatives web pages by state. Click on
your state, then choose a Representative from the list, to see their
individual web page.
Write your Representative
allows you to find your representative by entering your state, and
9-digit ZIP code.
Roll Call Votes
will tell you how
your Representative voted on any legislation.
Find the status of a Bill
The Legislative Archive
links to most of the above resources.
gives you a good place to start looking for information about the
President, current legislation, and news. Includes links to the weekly
Presidential address, and a Blog.
Contact the President
. Yes, you
can write the President of the United States, and he or his staff will
The Speeches and Remarks
any and all speeches and remarks from the White House.
The Press Briefings
page gives links
to the texts of all briefings to the Press.
Everyone seems to be worried about the Health Care Bill
. See what the
White House has to say about it.
usconstitution.net can answer any
questions you have about the US Constitution.
is a website
that shows you how your Congressional Representatives voted on any
given Bill. It also lets you vote for or against all the same
Bills, and displays the results next to the results of your
representatives. This gives you a very good way to see if
your Congresspersons are truly representing your personal interests.
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