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Three Branches of the Federal Government
The U.S. Federal Government has approximately 440 major agencies, all of which produce a variety of information each year. Information that they produce includes statistics, reports, books, magazines, toolkits, maps, the list goes on and on. This volume of publishing makes the U.S. Federal Government the largest publisher in the world.
The session will focus on the role that access to government information plays in creating an informed and active citizenry and we will walk through core portals to U.S. federal government information.
Important Portals to Federal Government Information
Official Website of the United States Government
The official portal to access publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Including:
- Bills and Statutes
- Budget and Presidential Materials
- Congressional Rules and Procedures
- Directories of Organizations and Officials
- Executive Agency Publications
- Independent Establishments and Government Corporations
- Judicial Publications
- Legislative Agency Publications
- Proceedings of Congress and General Congressional Publications
- Regulatory Information
Search for demographic data related to population, economy, business, education, employment, families & living, housing, health, income & poverty, international trade, and the public sector, etc.