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Unformatted Document Text:  Van Vechten, 20 OTHER INTERNET SITES & RESOURCES Legislation and Congressional Activity The Congressional Bills Project: www.congressionalbills.org Home Pages of the U.S. House and Senate; Thomas Roll Call: The Capitol Hill Newspaper C-Span’s Political Links University of Michigan’s Document Center on Congress Project Vote Smart’s Congressional Voting Records: http://www.vote-smart.org http://www.yourcongress.com/ House Rules Committee’s online archive of CRS Reports on floor procedure: http://www.house.gov/rules/crs_reports.htm Overview of House floor procedure: http://www.house.gov/rules/95-563.pdf The U.S. Budget (Information from a majority-controlled institution will reflect the political biases of that institution; e.g. a Republican-controlled Presidency will have a Republican slant). The Congressional Budget Office is reputed to be the closest to being “nonpartisan” in D.C. White House/OMB House Budget Committee / Senate Budget Committee Congressional Budget Office National Party Organizations House Republican Conference: http://www.gop.gov Republican National Committee: http://www.rnc.org/ (or) gop.com Democratic Caucus (House): http://www.dems.gov Democratic National Committee: http://www.democrats.org/ Campaign Finance Center for Responsive Politics (Opensecrets.org) Federal Elections Commission Presidency & Executive Branch whitehouse.gov GPO Gateway to Federal Websites Fedstats.gov News Media Sites (Remember that local newspapers offer insight into particular districts.) Roll Call: The Capitol Hill Newspaper The Washington Post New York Times Drudge Report (gossip and insider info, some of which will turn out to be true) The Hill ( http://www.hillnews.com ) CNN’s website Democracynow.org BBC Sacramento Bee Guardian newspaper (U.K.) http://www.guardian.co.uk/

Authors: Van Vechten, Renee.
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Van Vechten, 20
OTHER INTERNET SITES & RESOURCES
Legislation and Congressional Activity
The Congressional Bills Project: www.congressionalbills.org
Home Pages of the U.S. House and Senate; Thomas
Roll Call: The Capitol Hill Newspaper
C-Span’s Political Links
University of Michigan’s Document Center on Congress
Project Vote Smart’s Congressional Voting Records:
House Rules Committee’s online archive of CRS Reports on floor procedure:
Overview of House floor procedure:
The U.S. Budget
(Information from a majority-controlled institution will reflect the political biases of that
institution; e.g. a Republican-controlled Presidency will have a Republican slant). The
Congressional Budget Office is reputed to be the closest to being “nonpartisan” in D.C.
White House/OMB
House Budget Committee / Senate Budget Committee
Congressional Budget Office
National Party Organizations
House Republican Conference: http://www.gop.gov
Republican National Committee: http://www.rnc.org/ (or) gop.com
Democratic Caucus (House): http://www.dems.gov
Democratic National Committee: http://www.democrats.org/
Campaign Finance
Center for Responsive Politics (Opensecrets.org)
Federal Elections Commission
Presidency & Executive Branch
whitehouse.gov
GPO Gateway to Federal Websites
Fedstats.gov
News Media Sites
(Remember that local newspapers offer insight into particular districts.)
Roll Call: The Capitol Hill Newspaper
The Washington Post
New York Times
Drudge Report (gossip and insider info,
some of which will turn out to be true)
The Hill (
CNN’s website
Democracynow.org
BBC
Sacramento Bee
Guardian newspaper (U.K.)


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