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Looking for Elected Officials?
Look for your federal and state representatives:
Step 1: Find your 9-digit zip code. Don't know it? Don't worry, Look Up A Zipcode on the United States Potal Service website.
Step 2: Find your elected officials using Project Vote Smart.
Looking for state agencies in Massachusetts? Then Mass.Gov is going to be where you start. Looking for a different state? All governmental sites should end with ".gov" and are form of the state's name.
Looking for laws or legislators in Massachusetts? Then malegislature.gov is going to be where you search.
Sunlight Foundation Tools: Tracking Politics
Congressional Staff Directory
Search for and find Capitol Hill contacts using the latest employee data available from Congress
GovTrack.us tracks the United States Congress and helps Americans participate in their national legislature by publishing the status of federal legislation, information about your representative and senators in Congress including voting records, and original research on bills and votes.
Federal Legislation & Policies
Congress.Gov: United States Legislative Information
Congress.gov is the official source for federal legislative information. It currently includes all data sets available on THOMAS.gov except nominations, treaties and communications. These data sets will be added throughout 2014.
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
The CBO produces independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process. The agency is strictly nonpartisan and conducts objective, impartial analysis.
Sunlight Foundation Tools (where to find them)
Due to the closure of Sunlight Labs, most of the Sunlight Foundation Tools were taken over by other organizations. This page indicates where you can find each of the different Open Government tools.
How Our Laws Are Made
This brightly colored infographic maps out the process of turning a bill into a law.
Government Accountability Office News