Government Resources

Gateways  |  Federal  |  State  |  Local  |  International                            

Gateways

USA.Gov
http://www.usa.gov

The official gateway to U.S. government websites. Divided into sections for citizens, businesses, and federal employees.

GovSpot
http://www.govspot.com

Non-partisan gateway to government websites. GovSpot selects exceptional websites for their "Must-See" list.

Federal Government

U.S. House of Representatives
http://www.house.gov

Find information about your national representatives. Enter your zip code to find out the names of your representative and senators. You can then read their biographies or email them. The Congressional Directory offers information on congressional leaders and committees. Browse the Issues and Legislation section to learn about current bills in Congress, roll call votes and the legislative process. 

Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) -- Pueblo, Co
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov

Source for answers to questions about Federal agencies, programs and services. Offers hundreds of consumer publications to order or read online. Provides a wealth of helpful consumer information, including a consumer assistance directory and an online version of the Consumer Action Handbook.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
http://www.irs.gov

Best source for information about taxes. Enables you to download or print tax forms and instruction booklets. **In order to view tax forms, you must have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. If it is not currently installed, you can download it for free from http://www.adobe.com.

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov

Website for the world's largest library (with over 80 million items). The American Memory collection includes documents films, photos, and sheet music. You can also search the library catalog and explore special collections.

National Archives
http://www.archives.gov

The goal of the National Archives and Records Administration is to "preserve our nation's history by overseeing the management of all Federal records." Visit the Research Room to learn more about NARA's holdings (e.g., the Nixon White House Tapes and the JFK Assassination Records). NARA holds many documents useful to genealogists, such as census and immigration records.

U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov

The U.S. Census Bureau provides information and statistics on almost every aspect of American life. The First Census 2000 Results are online. Population Clocks gives you current estimates of the U.S. and world populations. State and County Quick Facts gives you summary information on state and county statistics. The Economic Briefing Room provides a quick look at the trade deficit, retail sales, new home sales and more. Fact Sheet under American Factfinder allows you to search for community information

U.S. Government Printing Office
http://www.gpo.gov

 Go to GPO Access to view official documents and information from the three branches of the Federal Government.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
http://www.sec.gov

Includes EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering and Retrieval System), which allows you to search for and retrieve SEC filings for select companies and all publicly-traded companies.  You can retrieve real-time filings for a specific company and find key company information — including its name, address,telephone number, state of incorporation, Central Index Key (CIK) number, Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code, and fiscal year end

U.S. Department of State
http://www.state.gov

Information on the Department of State’s current programs and reports. Includes information on living or traveling abroad, travel warnings, visas and passports.  Background Notes under the Countries and Regions sections includes information on countries of the world with which the U.S. has relations.

State Government - PA

PAPowerPort
http://www.pa.gov

Gateway to information on Pennsylvania state government and general facts about the state. Includes links to state agencies and contact information for legislators

PA Department of Revenue
http://www.revenue.state.pa.us

Find out information about PA taxes or download PA tax forms

Local Government

Montgomery County , PA
http://www.montcopa.org

 

Bucks County, PA
http://www.buckscounty.org

 

International

CIA World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Country profiles that include government, economic and geographic information.Check out the Reference Maps for political and physical maps of many countries and regions. You can also view Flags of the World.