EAS 562 · Professor Sara Hughes and Professor Steven L. Yaffee
House of Representatives: Official web site of the House of
Representatives, includes links for Committees, Members, the Congressional
Schedule, and background on the legislative process.
Senate: Official web site of the Senate, includes links for
Committees, Senators, the Committee Hearing Schedule, and background on
the working of the Senate.
Information on current and past legislation, including bill text,
summaries, sponsors, and actions.
- LegiStorm: Minute by minute updates on
Congressional action and daily committee schedules.
- United States Code (U.S.C.): The US Code, generated
from the US House of Representatives. The USC is searchable by keyword and
has a convenient Table of Popular Names of Acts that have been signed into
- Public Laws: Online access to the collection of laws
enacted 1995 through the present. Includes catalogues of available Public
Laws. Also searchable by terms.
of Congress: Links to Members, Committees, and independent entities
like the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Office of Technology
- GAO Reports Reports by the
General Accounting Office, usually requested by Congress, evaluating the
implementation of laws or regulations. Reports are searchable by subject,
- ProQuest Congressional: (UMich
only, requires library password) hearing transcripts, member
information, bill texts, regulations, Congressional Record references,
legislative histories, CIS references, and great links.
- Congressional Record Index: Keyword index to the
Congressional Record since 1983, the official record of the proceedings
and debates in the Congress.
- ProPublica Represent: Provides information on
lawmakers, the bills they consider, and the votes they take (and miss).
You can browse the latest votes and bills, see how often lawmakers vote
against their parties, and compare voting records.
on Members of Congress
- Project Vote Smart:
A site with a lot of information: biographical data, campaign finances,
issue positions, voting records, interest group ratings, legislation
status, issues links, and more!
- Lexis-Nexis Universe: (UMich
only, requires library password) State profiles and biographical
information. Database of local and regional newspapers is also an
excellent resource for local coverage of races.
are Members getting their money? Contribution reports broken down by
geographic area, and interest groups; personal financial disclosures, and
more. Sponsored by the Center for Responsive Politics.
- Politiwoops: A record of tweets deleted by public
officials , including people currently in office and candidates for offics.
Twitter List: A list generated by Mashable News of who to follow on
Twitter to stay informed during Trump's presidency.
- Committees: Overview of all House and Senate