The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the “congressional watchdog,” GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.
Here you will find a number of resources including agencies, benefits, housing, jobs, travel, and more. The USA.gov mission is to create and organize timely, needed government information and services and make them accessible anytime, anywhere, via your channel of choice.
The United States Government Manual was published at first as a loose-leaf notebook, its pages held in place by three metal rings. For over eight decades, this New Deal-era publication has been the “official handbook” of the Federal Government.
FedStats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government with convenient searching and linking capablilties to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information.
Columbia University has been a depository for Federal documents since 1882. CLIO has records for most U.S. government depository titles, indicating the location in one of the campus libraries, according to subject.
C-SPAN provides access to the live, gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and to other forums where public policy is discussed, debated, and decided — all without editing, commentary, or analysis and with a balanced presentation of points of view.
The Census Bureau’s mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. Topics include population, economy, business, education, employment, health, housing, and more.
Find out as much as you can about your area of interest. While you may recognize an urgent need for an issue, learning more only helps you to be more effective in sharing what’s important to you with others.
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