Provides information on the issues, attitudes & trends shaping America & the world. It does so by conducting public opinion polling & social science research; by analyzing news coverage; & by holding forums & briefings. (Free)
"Public Agenda conducts nonpartisan, in-depth, nuanced opinion research with the general public and/or specific stakeholder groups on a wide range of issues." To see reports, mouse over "Our Library" in the header.
reference works on government and politics including Congress and the Nation, Historic Documents, Political Handbook of the World, Politics in America, Supreme Court Yearbook, Vital Statistics on American Politics, and Washington Information Directory
An independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. Its "Reports & Testimonies" can be viewed by date, topic, or agency.
CRS is the public policy research arm of Congress. Because this legislative branch agency works exclusively for Members of Congress, their committees & their staffs, & does not release reports directly to the public, it is sometimes useful to search more than one internet source.
Purpose: To collect source & amount of income, labor force information, program participation & eligibility data, & general demographic characteristics to measure the effectiveness of existing federal, state, & local programs
Each year the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives take thousands of votes, some to pass bills, resolutions, nominations, and treaties, and others on procedural matters such as on cloture and other motions. Not all votes are recorded, such as when there is no one opposed. This page shows the outcome of all recorded votes on the Senate floor and House floor. It does not include votes in committee.