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What are some e-sources for legislative government information?

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Govtrack helps ordinary citizens find and track bills in the U.S. Congress and understand their representatives’ legislative record. It brings together the status of U.S. federal legislation, voting records, congressional district maps, and more.


Congressional Timeline, developed and maintained by The Dirksen Congressional Center, arrays more than 900 of the nation's laws on a timeline beginning with the first Congress in 1789 and continuing to the present. A second timeline "band" depicts major political events as context for Congress's law-making.


Sunlight Foundation describes their mission as "a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and provides new tools and resources for media and citizens, alike. We are committed to improving access to government information by making it available online, indeed redefining “public” information as meaning “online,” and by creating new tools and websites to enable individuals and communities to better access that information and put it to use." 


Congressional Bills provides detailed information about Congressional Bills in Excel Spreadsheets.


Stats America is a website created by the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University that has a compilation of demographic information from government, educational, and scientific institutions.

National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2013.

Minnesota Population Center is one of the world’s leading developers of demographic data resources that provides population data to thousands of researchers, policymakers, teachers, and students. It provides free national and international population data.


Statistical Abstracts of the United States - An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. - An online guide to government information and services. - An alphabetical listing of departments and all things related to Congress.

Ben’s Guide -  An easy-to-read resource designed to help children understand the government.