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U.S. Government Information: Legislative

Legislative Branch

Established by Article I of the Constitution, the Legislative Branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which together form the United States Congress. The Constitution grants Congress the sole authority to enact legislation and declare war, the right to confirm or reject many Presidential appointments, and substantial investigative powers.

U.S. Congress

House of Representatives                  

    House Committees         Find your Representative



   Senate Committees              Contact your Senator





Legislative Resources

   U. S. Code    Laws of the United States.

   Constitution of the United States

   Congress.Gov (formerly Thomas)   Proposed bills and amendments

   Congressional Record   Debates on proposed legislation

   Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774 - Present