Most government documents are issued from this branch of government, which largely consists of the White House and the cabinet departments listed below.
Executive Office of the President
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Congress, both the Senate and the House of Representatives, produces government documents largely in the form of laws and committee hearings/reports. For more details about the legislative branch of government, click here.
Congressional Record--Daily, 1994 to present
Congressional Record Index, Daily, 1983 to present
Committees of the U.S. Congress (House and Senate)
United States House of Representatives
United States Code (The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.)
United States Statutes at Large (The United States Statutes at Large, typically referred to as the Statutes at Large, is the permanent collection of all laws and resolutions enacted during each session of Congress.)
The third arm of the U.S. government is the judicial branch. Consisting of the Supreme Court and other federal-level courts, government documents produced by this branch are mostly court decisions. Roe v. Wade and Brown v. the Board of Education are examples of Supreme Court decisions. For more information about the judicial branch and the judicial process, click here.
United States Reports (Supreme Court decisions, v.502, 1991, to v.554, 2007)
The United States Government is the largest publisher in the world. Every day the U.S. Government issues congressional bills, laws, regulations, presidential documents, studies, and more on a variety of topics. The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information. The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is administered by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).
Core Docments of Our Democracy
Budget of the United States Government, FY 1996 to present
American FactFinder (a user friendly way to access Census data)
United States Government Manual
Economic Report of the President, 1995-present
Daily Compilation of Presidential Papers 1993-current
Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970
Historical Statistics of the United States, 1789 - 1945
Statistical Abstracts of the United States, 1878-2012
Library of Congress (The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.)
National Archives (The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper.