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February 21, 2017

Government

GovTrack.us
Find your federal senator and representative, see voting records, check out bills under consideration and find out who’s serving on committees.
https://www.govtrack.us

 

OpenSecrets.org
A great organization that tracks lobbyists, PACs, their money and their impact on elections and public policy. Allows you to search for lobbyists by issue, financial gifts, name and more.
https://www.opensecrets.org/influence

 

SmallWhiteFilter.com
Great resource to identify organizations lobbying government. Search by subject or group name. http://www.smallwhitefilter.com

 

US Government Accountability Office
Investigative arm of Congress charged with the auditing and evaluation of government programs and activities. http://www.gao.gov

 

The Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. This site tells you how to find existing government reports and request information from various federal bodies.
http://www.foia.gov/how-to.html