The U.S. Congress: The Legislative Branch

The U.S. Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government and is responsible for making laws. The decisions of Congress affect the lives of everyone in the United States and have significant international ramifications as well. Online you’ll find the information you need on the congressional issues that have special relevance to you. These links will also help you contact your congressperson, research legislation or gain greater insight into the role of Congress.

U.S. Congress at a Glance

The best way to find out about Congress is directly from the source: the federal government. ... read more »

Congressional News

While regular news media always covers politics (often addressing issues specific to Congress) ... read more »

Congressional Legislation

Since Congress makes laws involving everything from healthcare to education, the massive amount of ... read more »

Representative Voting Records and How to Contact A Representative

This guide shows you where to find representatives in various regions and how to contact individual ... read more »

Special Interest Groups and Lobbying Information

While much of the information about lobbying and the influence of interest groups is biased, there ... read more »

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