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Internet Sites

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation
This site contains published Congressional records of the United States from 1774 through 1875. The collections are browsable by volume and searchable by keywords. Included are Journals of the Continental Congress, Statutes at Large, American State Papers, the U.S. Serial Set, and many other sources of historical information on Congress.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (1774-Present)
Provides a quick path to biographical information on past and present members of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Congress.gov
Congress.gov is the first place to look for federal legislative information on the Internet. Bills are browsable by keyword/phrase, number, or sponsor. 
Congress.org
Updated daily. Use this site to find your U.S. Senators and Representatives. Includes their Web, e-mail and postal addresses.You can even send your representative a message through this site.
Congressional Directory
This searchable database is the official guide to all members of the current Congress, their committee assignments, and the addresses and phone numbers of their Washington and home district offices.
Contacting the Congress
Citizen's congressional directory for the current Congress that includes phone numbers, email addresses, and contact pages.
Legislative Branch Resources on GPO Access
GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information produced by the federal government.

Books

Almanac of American Politics 
   
Barone, Michael, ed.

Every current member of Congress (as well as the governor of each state) is assessed in this biennial guide. Details such as committee assignments, key votes, and interest group ratings are provided, as are concise descriptions of the political, economic, social, and demographic makeup of each Congressional district.
Call Number: XJK271.B38

Congressional Quarterly's Politics in America 
   

Issued every two years, this book has an in-depth profile of each member of Congress, including contact information, key votes, election results, interest group ratings, and information on every Congressional district in the nation.
Call Number: XJK1012.P64Q

Official Congressional Directory 
   
U.S. Congress

An essential source of information on the personnel and organizational structure of Congress. It contains biographies of current members, state delegations, committee assignments, terms of service, statistics, related and independent agencies, the judiciary, the diplomatic corps, the District of Columbia government, and the press gallery. Small maps show the Congressional districts in each state.
Call Number: XJK1011.A3


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