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Congressional CU
Full text service which provides access to Congressional bills and bill status, legislative histories, hearings, Congressional Record, congressional reports and documents, biographical , financial and voting record information, laws, proposed and existing regulations, searchable full-text journals and other information.

Official Publications

Federal agencies announce their intention to propose regulations in the Unified Agenda. Proposed and final rules are published in the Federal Register (FR). Final rules of a general and permanent nature are codified annually in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

  • Federal Register
    The newly created site for the Federal Register, jointly administered by The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).
  • Federal Register (FR) via FDsys
    The official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents. See the Executive Orders for information about Executive Orders from the National Archives. For the executive orders, see Executive Order Dispensation Tables, which contain the citations for the Executive Orders signed from FDR to present. Although the citations do not contain the full text of the order, each citation includes the complete Federal Register citation and status of the order (whether or not the order was revoked or amended by a subsequent order and the number of the order which changed the status).
  • Unified Agenda 1994 - 2010 and 2011 - present
    This is a list of the rules the federal government expects to issue in the current year, it is released twice a year.
  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
    This is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. CFR is divided into 50 titles which represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each title is divided into chapters which usually bear the name of the issuing agency. Each chapter is further subdivided into parts covering specific regulatory areas.
Public Comment

  • Regulations.gov
    This database is the U.S. Government web site that makes it easier for the public to participate in Federal rulemaking. On this site, the public can find, review, and submit comments on Federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register.
Overviews and other information

  • RegInfo.Gov
    This site from the Regulatory Information Service Center provides one stop access to Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan, Regulations Pending and Reviews Completed, Paperwork Pending and Reviews Completed, and other information on state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • FedWorld.gov
    Federal Agencies often publish the regulations which they administer on the Web server of the agency. Agency versions of regulations may include additional background or explanatory material. Use this resource to find a specific agencies web site.
  • Govpulse
    An independently developed presentation of the Federal Register that allows for display by agency, topic, date of publication, and location.
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