Government Information

The House of Representatives

The House of Representatives Official Website

     The Official Website containing Membership information, Committee Chairs/Members, House organization, House schedules (bill introductions, committee hearings, debates, etc), and other pertinent information related to House Congressional activities.

The House Practice:  A Guide to the Rules, Precedents and Procedures of the House

House Rules and Manual

     The House Rules and Manual is published by the the House Parliamentarian's Office and contains the fundamental source material for parliamentary procedure used in the House of Representatives. It is published during the first session of each Congress

Calendars of the U.S. House of Representatives and History of Legislation

     The Calendars of the U.S. House of Representatives and History of Legislation is prepared under the direction of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, by the Office of Legislative Operations. It is published daily by 8:00 a.m. when the House is in session.

Databases

The U.S. Senate

The Senate of the U.S.

     The Official Website containing Membership Information, Committee assignments, floor schedules, hearings, debates, and other pertinent information related to the daily operations of the U.S. Senate.

For further information, see Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.  Below are several links to find and research historical and current treaties in force.

     Riddick's Senate Procedures:  Precedents and Practicies

     Treaties and Other International Acts

     U.S. Treaties in Force

Under Article II of the Constitution, the President has the power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint Judges of the Supreme Court. Since Supreme Court Justices are appointed for life, each nomination to the Supreme Court has a long-lasting influence on the Court and on the day-to-day life of every American.

     Supreme Court Nominations Process

     Supreme Court Nominations, 1789--2009