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The Legislative Branch

The legislative branch of the federal government consists of the Congress, which is divided into two chambers -- the Senate and the House of Representatives. Each member of Congress is elected by the people of his or her state. The House of Representatives, with membership based on state populations, has 435 seats, while the Senate, with two members from each state, has 100 seats. Members of the House of Representatives are elected for two-year terms, and Senators are elected for six-year terms.

     The House of Representatives
     The Senate
     The General Accounting Office
     The Government Printing Office
     The Library of Congress

 

The Judicial Branch

The judicial branch hears cases that challenge or require interpretation of the legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President. It consists of the Supreme Court and the lower federal courts. Appointees to the federal bench serve for life or until they voluntarily resign or retire.

The Supreme Court is the most visible of all the federal courts. The number of Justices is determined by Congress rather than the Constitution, and since 1869, the Court has been composed of one Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices. Justices are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

 The United States Supreme Court

The United States Court of Appeals
First Circuit
Third Circuit
Fourth Circuit
Fifth Circuit
Sixth Circuit
Seventh Circuit
Eighth Circuit
Ninth Circuit
Tenth Circuit
Eleventh Circuit
D.C. Circuit

Federal Circuit

The Federal Judicial Center

The U.S. Federal Courts

The United States Code

United States Tax Court

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)

United States laws in force as of January 26th 1994

 

 

The President's Cabinet

Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-586-5000

Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20201
202-619-0257
www.dhhs.gov

Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th St., SW
Washington, DC 20410
202-708-1112
www.hud.gov

Department of the Interior
1849 C St., NW
Washington, DC 20240
202-208-3100
www.doi.gov

Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
202-514-2000
www.usdoj.gov

Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
202-219-5000

Department of State
2201 C St., NW
Washington, DC 20520
202-647-4000
www.state.gov

Department of Transportation
400 7th St., SW
Washington, DC 20590
202-366-4000
www.dot.gov

Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20220
202-622-2000
www.ustreas.gov

Department of Veteran's Affairs
810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20420
202-273-5400
www.va.gov

 

Federal Agencies and Commissions

A B C D E F G H I
L M N O P
R S T U V W

 

A

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
www.achp.gov

African Development Foundation
www.adf.gov

Agency for International Development (USAID)

American Battle Monuments Commission
www.abmc.gov

AMTRAK
www.amtrak.com

Appalachian Regional Commission
www.arc.gov

Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
www.access-board.gov

Arms Control & Disarmament Agency (ACDA)

B

Ballistic Missile Defense Organization
www.acq.osd.mil/bmdo

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms
http://www.atf.gov/

Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Bureau of Labor Statistics
www.bls.gov

Bureau of the Census
www.census.gov

Bureau of Transportation Statistics
www.bts.gov

C

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
www.cia.gov

Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigations Board (USCSB)
www.chemsafety.gov

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
www.cftc.gov

Commission on Civil Rights
www.usccr.gov

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
www.cftc.gov

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
www.cpsc.gov

Corporation For National Service (CNS)
www.cns.gov

D

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
www.darpa.mil

Defense Information Systems Agency
www.disa.mil

Defense Intelligence Agency

 

Defense Logistics Agency

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Defense Security Service

Defense Threat Reduction Agency
www.dtra.mil

Drug Enforcement Administration
www.usdoj.gov/dea

E

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
www.epa.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
www.eeoc.gov

Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
www.exim.gov

F

Farm Credit Administration (FCA)
http://www.fca.gov/index.html

Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board

Federal Aviation Administration
www.faa.gov

Federal Bureau of Investigation<
www.fbi.gov

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
www.fcc.gov

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
www.fdic.gov

Federal Election Commission (FEC)
www.fec.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
www.fema.gov

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Federal Highway Administration
www.fhwa.dot.gov

Federal Housing Finance Board (FHFB)

Federal Labor Relations Authority

www.flra.gov

Federal Maritime Commission
www.fmc.gov

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
www.fmcs.gov

Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission
www.fmshrc.gov

Federal Railroad Administration
www.fra.dot.gov

Federal Reserve System
www.federalreserve.gov

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
www.frtib.gov

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
www.ftc.gov

Food & Drug Administration

G

General Accounting Office
www.gao.gov

General Services Administration (GSA)

Ginnie Mae www.ginniemae.gov

H

Health Care Financing Administration

I

Immigration & Naturalization Services
www.usdoj.gov/ins

Institute of Museum and Library Services
www.imls.gov

Inter-American Development Bank
www.iadb.org

Inter-American Foundation
www.iaf.gov

Internal Revenue Services
www.irs.ustreas.gov

International Bank for Reconstruction & Development
www.worldbank.org

International Labor Organization

International Monetary Fund
www.imf.org

International Trade Commission (USITC)
www.usitc.gov

L

Legal Services Corporation
www.lsc.gov

M

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
www.medpac.gov

Merit Systems Protection Board
www.mspb.gov

N

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
www.nasa.gov

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
www.nara.gov

National Bioethics Advisory Commission
www.bioethics.gov

National Capital Planning Commission
www.ncpc.gov

National Commission on Libraries and Information Science)

National Council on Disability (NCD)
www.ncd.gov

National Credit Union Administration
www.ncua.gov

National Endowment for the Arts
http://arts.endow.gov

National Endowment for the Humanities
www.neh.gov

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
www.nhtsa.dot.gov

National Imagery & Mapping Agency
www.nima.mil

National Institute of Justice
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov

National Institute of Standards & Technology
www.nist.gov

National Institutes of Health
www.nih.gov

National Labor Relations Board
www.nlrb.gov

National Mediation Board
www.nmb.gov

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
www.noaa.gov

National Park Service
www.nps.gov

National Partnership for Reinventing Government

National Science Foundation (NSF)
www.nsf.gov

National Security Agency (NSA)
www.nsa.gov

National Skill Standards Board
www.nssb.org

National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC)
www.nttc.edu

National Telecommunications Information Administration
www.ntia.doc.gov

National Transportation Safety Board
www.ntsb.gov

Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
www.nw.org

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
www.nrc.gov

O

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
www.oshrc.gov

Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
www.ofheo.gov

Office of Government Ethics

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
www.opm.gov

Office of Special Counsel
www.osc.gov

Office of Thrift Supervision
www.ots.treas.gov

Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development
www.oecdwash.org

Organization of American States
www.oas.org

Overseas Private Investment Corp.
www.opic.gov

P

Pan American Health Organization
www.paho.org

Patent & Trademark Office

Peace Corps
www.peacecorps.gov

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
www.pbgc.gov

Postal Rate Commission
www.prc.gov

R

Railroad Retirement Board (RRB)
www.rrb.gov

S

Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)
www.sec.gov

Securities Investor Protection Corp.
www.sipc.org

Selective Service System (SSS)
www.sss.gov

Small Business Administration (SBA)
www.sba.gov

Smithsonian Institution
www.si.edu

Social Security Administration (SSA)
www.ssa.gov

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
www.samhsa.gov

Surface Transportation Board
www.stb.dot.gov

T

Tennessee Valley Authority
www.tva.gov

Trade and Development Agency
www.tda.gov

U

USA Jobs
www.usajobs.opm.gov

U.S. Customs Service
www.customs.gov

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
www.fws.gov

U.S. Forest Service
www.fs.fed.us

U.S. Government Printing Office
www.gpo.gov

U.S. Institute of Peace
www.usip.org

US Office of Government Ethics (USOGE)

United States Holocaust Memorial Council
www.ushmm.org

United States Postal Service (USPS)

www.usps.gov

United Nations Information Center
www.unicwash.org

V

Voice of America (VOA)
www.voa.gov

W

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
www.wramc.amedd.army.mil

White House Fellows

Women's History Commission

 

 

 

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