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Agricultural Statistics - From the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, information on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns for 1994-1997.

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Current statistics; economy at a glance; regional economic information. Keyword searchable.

C-Span - Review of Congressional voting records and other Washington events.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - Searchable catalog of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (GPO Access) - Bibliographic records of U.S. Government information products.

Census Bureau - Statistical Abstract of the United States; TIGER mapping files; economic indicators; population/housing statistics; 1990 Census data lookup (does NOT include personal names).

Center for Public Integrity - Non-partisan governmental and political information by watchdog group.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - About the CDC; information on diseases; health risks; prevention guidelines; traveler's health information; morbidity and mortality reports; publications; health statistics.

Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS, formerly the U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service)- Site for those entering the United States.
Find forms online; schedule appointments to appear at CIS offices using Infopass.

Congress.Org - Type in your zip code and find out who your representatives are and how your representatives voted on recent legislation. Contains the Congressional Directory, House and Senate Committees, addresses of Congresspeople.

Congressional Biographical Dictionary - Searchable database of Congressional members, 1774 to present; biography; location(s) of reserch collections; bibliography.

Congresspedia - The "Citizen's encyclopedia on Congress", a collaborative project of the Sunlight Foundation and the Center for Media & Democracy that anyone can edit.

Copyright Office (Library of Congress) - Copyright basics; circulars; registration; copyright law; works registered since 1978.

Department of Agriculture - News; agencies and programs within the USDA; alphabetical index to programs; historical photos and history of the USDA; links to other agricultural sites.

Department of Commerce - responsible for trade

Department of Defense - Information on the United States military, including the war on terrorism..

Department of Education - Funding opportunities; press releases; speeches; legislation; budget; programs and services; publications; links to other educational sites.

Department of Energy - About the Department; news; searchable database of information; energy conferences and symposia.

Department of Health and Human Services - Consumer information; policies; links to other HHS agencies.

Department of Homeland Security - formed in 2002 to mobilize and organize the United Staes to secure the homeland from terrorist attacks.

Department of Housing and Urban Development - formed to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to
affordable housing free from discrimination.

Department of the Interior - manages federal land and water resources.

Department of Justice - oversees federal courts, Federal Bureau of Investigation, prisons, Drug Enforcement Administration, other agencies.

Department of Labor - administers federal labor laws.

Department of State - federal agency responsible for U.S. foreign affairs and implementing foreign policy.

Department of Transportation - established in 1966 to oversee the nation's transportation system.

Department of the Treasury - primary federal agency responsible for the economic and financial prosperity and security of the United States. Operating bureaus under this department are the Internal Revenue Service, U. S. Mint, and others including, as of 2003, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

Department of Veterans Affairs - established in 1989, succeeding the Veterans Administration; responsible for providing federal benefits to veterans
and their dependents

DVA Handbook of Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors - Information on veteran benefits, including health care, pensions, life insurance, education and training. pdf icon

FBI - FBI Fact Sheet; overview of the FBI; field offices; frequently asked questions; information on current investigations.

Federal Register - Full-text searchable version.

FedStats - Easy access to the full range of statistics and information provided by over 70 agencies in the U.S. Federal Government. Samples include statistics on agriculture, crime, economy, education, energy, environment, health, income, labor, natural resources, safety, transportation.

FedWorld - Vast array of government information, sorted by category; interagency gateway to other governmental agencies.

Food Stamps Eligibility Test - Pre-screening eligibility tool to determine if you may be eligible to receive Food Stamp benefits.

GovBenefits.gov - Free website that helps find government benefits one may be able to receive.

GovSpot - Good starting point for accessing local, state and federal government information.

GPO Access - Congressional bills; Congressional Record Index; Congressional Record (full text back to 1994); Federal Register (full text back to 1994); history of bills; U.S. Code; Congressional Directory; Calendars for House and Senate.

Indiana Code - pdf icon

Indiana General Assembly - All bills introduced in the current session; committees and the bills pending in them; Indiana Code; biographies of legislators.

Indiana Legislature Bills - Digest of current bills; full text of pending legislation in the House and Senate. Click "Current Session Information".

Indiana Public Access Counselor - Information on access to public meetings or public records.

IRS (Internal Revenue Service) - Tax information and publications.

Library of Congress - Catalog and collections; Thomas (Congressional database); Copyright Office; American Memory Project; Online exhibitions; more.

Military OneSource - Information and communication for active duty, reserve duty, and families from the Department of Defense.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) - Information on space and aeronautics; pictures taken in space (pictures can take a long time to transfer!).

National Archives and Records Administration - Guide to federal records in the National Archives; exhibits at the National Archives; the Declaration of Independence; the Constitution; the Bill of Rights; Federal Register; U.S. Government Manual.

Patents Office - U.S. patents from the last ten years.

Small Business Administration - Development centers; financing information; business information; expansion information.

Social Statistics Briefing Room - Statistics produced by Federal agencies, including: crime statistics, demographic statistics, education statistics and health statistics.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S. - Collection of statistics on social, economic, and international subjects; links to other sites.

Statistical Resources on the Web - From the University of Michigan's Document Center, a vast collection of government information and statistics.

Thomas - Full text from 103rd, 104th and 105th Congresses, searchable by keyword or bill number; Congressional Record; other miscellaneous Congressional information.

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - Full text of the Code, searchable by title, section or keyword.

USDA Agriculture Fact Book - HTML and PDF versions of the Fact Book.

U.S. Gazetteer - Type in a place name and find where it is located. See a map or see census data tables from the 1990 census.

U.S. House of Representatives Home Page - Public access to legislative information; information about members, committees, organizations of the House; searchable U.S. Code and Code of Federal Regulations; full-text of all pending and recent legislation; House schedules; e-mail addresses of House members; other U.S. Government information resources.

U.S. Postal Service - Zip+4 locator; type in an address or name and it will return the zip+4 code; U.S. postage rates; consumer information.

U.S. Senate - Information about the Senate, Senators, Committees.

USA.gov - The United States Government's official Web portal. Find links to governmental officials, federal agencies and programs.

USA Services - EXTENSIVE listing of government information. Directory of Federal agencies; Federal Yellow Pages provides forms, applications, regulations, consumer information, employment listings and more; links to state and local government; links to foreign/international embassies.

United Nations - Current information on the UN; UN documents; conferences.

Veterans Administration - (now Department of Veterans Affairs) Veteran information; benefits; links to other veteran-related sites; links to other government sites.

Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants (PDF file)

The White House - "Interactive Citizen's Handbook"; information on the Executive Branch and First Family; U.S. Budget; State of the Union address; speeches; links to Executive agencies.

World Factbook - Annual publication containing a wide range of information on every recognized county in the world. Facts on geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, more.

 

Blogs

Blogs from the U.S. Government

The White House Blog

GovGab: Your U.S. Government Blog

In Homeland Security


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