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FNR 365 Natural Resources, Isues, Policy and Administration: A Library Resource Guide: Congressional

Provides access to government and legal resources on natural resources policy.


Numerous congressional committees and congressional support organizations produce information about natural resources policy.  Congressional committees are responsible for passing new laws, conducting oversight of natural resource program performance, and funding these programs.  Releveant sources include:

House Energy & Commerce Committee  HSSE DOC Y 4.C 73/8 (Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) is a member of this committee)
House Natural Resources Committee  HSSE DOC Y 4.R 31/3
Senate Energy & Natural Resources  HSSE DOC Y 4.EN 2
Senate Environment & Public Works  HSSE DOC Y 4.P 96/10 (Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) is a member of this committee.)
Congressional Record (Features the text of congressional legislation, congressional debate, and recorded votes on legislation.)
Congressional Budget Office HSSE DOC Y 10 (Prepares reports on the budgetary implications of federal programs.)
Congressional Research Service (Library of Congress division preparing objective reports on government programs for Congress and congressional oversight committees.)

Congressional Research Service (Courtesy-Library of Congress 2018-present)
Federal Lands and Related Resources:  Overview & Selected Issues for the 116th Congress (April 25, 2019 CRS report)

Government Accountability Office (Evaluates the management performance of government programs.)
CSPAN Video Library (Provides video webcasts of selected congressional and other governmental/public policy programming.)

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Bert Chapman
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