THOMAS - The Library of
Congress's THOMAS is THE site to use if you are looking for detailed
LEGISLATIVE information, ie. transcripts of hearings, the status or history
of a bill, a public law, etc. You can also find out how your congressman or
senator voted on various legislative issues by accessing the role call link
although you need the congressional session # to do this. Also you can go to
C-SPAN for roll call votes (1996 to present - see "Capitol Spotlight") and
schedules for live legislation & hearings, etc. (Note:
C-Span is not a government website but has good links)
(Note: Thomas does require some practice to become proficient in finding your
for Congress * (PDF file) - Provides a membership profile of the 112th
Congress including profile statistics and membership numbers for each Party
in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.
House.Gov - House.Gov provides
committee membership listings, hearing schedules and links to committee websites
of the U.S. House of Representatives.. Track and research bills,
nominations, votes and lobbying disclosure information. Provides links to
write your representative. Gives history of the House including historical
Senate.Gov - Senate.Gov provides
committee membership listings, hearing schedules and links to committee
websites. Track and research bills, nominations, votes and lobbying
disclosure information. Provides links to write your senator. Also
Provides history of the Senate including historical statistics.
Capitol Hearings.Org -
(NOTE: This is not a government website)
C-SPAN's Real-time audio of Senate hearings. You need to have Real Player to
listen. You can download it from the bottom of Capitol Hearing.Org's home page.
Committees (GPO FDSys) House and Senate Committee links - includes
CongressLink - (NOTE: This
is not a government website)
CongressLink provides information about the U.S. Congress – how it works, public
policies it produces, its members and leaders, how to contact them, etc.
The Dirksen Congressional Center is a non-partisan, not-for-profit
organization in Pekin, Illinois, that seeks to improve civic engagement by
promoting a better understanding of Congress and its leaders through archival,
research, and educational programs ... good teacher resource center
U.S. Code -
Codified laws of the United States.