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U.S. Federal Government Publications -- Laws, Regulations, Programs

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance-- current edition

Annual guide to assistance programs. (General Services Administration).

Code of Federal Regulations -- 1997 - date

"Codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government."   The most recent annual editions are accessible from the U.S. Government Print Office link above.  Other recent editions are also available. "Historical" editions dated 1938-1985 are available in HeinOnline.

Federal Register -- 1995 - date

Official daily listings of Federal regulations, Presidential orders, and more.  Editions dated 1936-1986 are available in HeinOnline.

GovBenefits -- Web site

Online access to over 50 Federal benefits programs.

Grants.gov -- Web site

Official Federal Government portal for grants information from dozens of agencies.

Green Book -- current edition

Data-packed guide to Medicare, Social Security, tax expenditures, trade, welfare, poverty, the elderly, and other issues and programs.

How Our Laws Are Made -- current edition

Detailed outline of procedures, from the Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives.

The Plum Book (United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions -- 1996-2008

Quadrennially-published lists of presidentially-appointed positions.

Reginfo.gov -- Web site

Central source for information about Federal, state, and local government regulation.

Regulations.gov -- Web site

"Portal for proposed and final regulations of executive branch agencies." 

Social Security Programs Throughout the World -- 2002 - date

Detailed country-by-country surveys.   (Social Security Administration).

State Laws and Published Ordinances -- Firearms -- current edition

National compilation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

Supplemental Security Income by State and County -- 1998 - date

Local area data for the Supplemental Security Income program for aged, blind, and disabled people.  (Social Security Administration)

Unified Agenda -- 1994 - date

Semiannual summary of "rules and proposed rules each Federal agency expects to issue during the next six months."  

U.S. Code -- 1994 - date

"General and permanent laws of the United States," codified by subject.

U.S. Government Manual -- 1995/96 - date

Official organizational guide to the U.S. Federal Government.