Salisbury University Libraries

 

Holloway Hall

U.S. Government Information : Legislative Branch

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 way around.)

CRS Report 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 statistics.

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.

Congressional Committees (GPO FDSys) House and Senate Committee links - includes Hearings

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.