The Congress is the legislative branch of the U.S. government; a bicameral legislature consisting of two chambers, the House of Representatives and the Senate.

National Archives Records on Congress

The National Archives' section on Congress provides extensive coverage of the legislative records, congressional issues, and analysis or aids to understanding congressional records.

U.S. House of Representatives

The official website for House activities gives an easy search option to find the user's representative, congressional schedules, and pending legislation.

U.S. Senate

The official website for the Senate offers information about every senator, a Senate history, and current legislation and issues before the Senate.

U.S. Code Searchable Database

This database offers numerous different options for searching for specific U.S. codes and laws through the U.S. House of Representatives.

Code of Federal Regulations

Find the text of all U.S. codes, presidential papers, as well as numerous other public papers from the executive, judicial, and legislative branches.

Congressional Budget Office

The CBO gives an extensive overview of the congressional budget as well as congressional testimony, spending projections for the next twenty years and the costs of events, such as Hurricane Katrina and the War in Iraq.

The Carl Albert Center for the Study of Congress (University of Oklahoma)

This center gives an archive for congressional public papers and figures, forums for discussing congress and a publication with works by its faculty scholars.

The Dirksen Congressional Center

The Dirksen Center provides resources to deepen an understanding of Congress, including interactive resources for teachers to use in the classroom.

The Center on Congress at Indiana University

The Center aims to educate the "average citizen" on issues such as "public perceptions of Congress, the role of Congress in our large, diverse country, the main public criticisms of Congress, and the impact of Congress on people's everyday lives."

Legislative Studies Section (American Political Science Association)

The American Political Science Association's website provides a forum and networking opportunities for those interested in legislative studies.

Biographical Directory of U.S. Congress, 1774-Present

Search by name, party or year for any U.S. congressman since 1774.

Congressional Quarterly

A non-partisan publication, CQ provides in-depth coverage of Congress and politics, along with a number of specialty publications.


The C-SPAN website has live coverage of events, radio programs and numerous online resources on various political topics.

Roll Call

This Capitol Hill newspaper, begun in 1955, gives extensive congressional coverage.

The Hill

"The newspaper for and about U.S. Congress"

Treasures of Congress

The National Archives maintains a collection of online exhibits. Each exhibit contains primary documents and photos, some of which pertain to congressional activities.