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Government Document Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): U.S. Documents

Answers to frequently asked questions about Government Documents in Purdue Libraries.

U.S. Documents

Where can I find information about the transition from the Obama to Trump Administrations
HERE

Where can I find information about federal civil service leadership positions in the executive and legislative branches?

See the U.S. Executive Policy & Supporting Positions (The PLUM Book) published by the Office of Personnel Management & Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Where can I find personal U.S. income tax forms?

Where can I find the text of U.S. Government regulations?
Where can I find the text of congressional bills and information on their status?
Where can I find out who are the leaders of particular foreign countries such as Thailand's Agriculture Minister of Argentina's Finance Minister?
Where can I find international trade (imports and exports) information?
Where can I find information on the Medicare prescription drug program?
Where can I find information about military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq along with casualty information on these conflicts? 
Defense Casualty Analysis System
Where can I find statistical information from U.S. Government agencies?
Where can I find the text of U.S. Laws?

Where can I find quick information on foreign countries including maps?

Where can I find ethical regulations for members of the House of Representatives & Senate?

House Ethics Committee and Senate Ethics Committee

Where can I find information and statistics on immigrants in the United States?
Where can I find biographical information on current U.S. Supreme Court justices?
Where can I find national crime and criminal statistics with state and local breakdowns?
Where can I find a listing of the members of President Barack Obama's cabinet?
Where can I find the text of White House press briefings during the Barack Obama Administration?
Where can I find information on federal government grants for individuals or businesses?
Where can I get information on federal contracts for businesses?
Where can I find information on the human rights practices of foreign countries?
Where can I find U.S. Government information resources on avian influenza or bird flu?
Where can I find statistics on energy such as oil and gas prices and information on energy commodities such as nuclear energy?
Where can I find information on the energy resources of foreign countries?
Where can I find information on cutting edge energy research and emerging sources of energy such as methanol and wind power?
Where can I find information on mineral resources in the U.S., foreign countries, and for individual mineral industries such as cement or iron ore?
Where can I find information and statistics on U.S. transportation and transportation systems?
Where can I find information about U.S. Government public land ownership?
Where can I find information about the property the U.S. Government owns or leases?
Where can I find information about U.S. national forests?
Where can I find information on how much pollution is released into the atmosphere with breakdowns by state?
Where can I find information on how pharmaceutical drugs are approved and regulated by the government?
Where can I find listing of national parks in the U.S?
Where can I find information about U.S. Government sponsored offshore oil and natural gas drilling?
Where can I find information about U.S. government support of scientific research and related statistics?
Can I order books and ebooks produced by U.S. Government agencies?
Where can I find information about programs and exhibitions at Smithsonian Institution Museums?
How can I find information on federal government agency sales or auctions of new or seized merchandise and real estate?
What would be a good database to use for crime statistics?

How can I find historical salary information for members of Congress?

See this June 2016 Congressional Research Service report

How can I find the salaries of current federal government employees including senior executive officials?
Where can I find biographical information about current and historical U.S. Representatives and Senators?
Where can I find biographical information about current and historical federal court judges including salaries?
How can I find information about the U.S. Capitol including its history, art, and architecture?
How can I find information about military personnel records?
Where can I find information about historic federal agency records for government programs in Indiana?
When searching for federal agency records at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), how can I find the record group number for individual agencies such as the Census Bureau?
I'm returning from a trip to a foreign country. How much can I import and what can I import duty free when I go through customs?
I'm planning to travel to a foreign country soon. Where do I get information about applying for a passport?
Where can I find information about security and safety conditions in foreign countries I plan to travel to?
Where can I find historical and current information on the salaries of federal judges?
Where can I find information about U.S. Army awards, decorations, and medals?
Where can I find information on individual Congressional Medal of Honor winners
Where can I find information on the United States public debt?
Where can I find information on the U.S.Government's budget including budget deficit?
What are good sources of government reports and statistics on U.S. Economic Conditions?
Where can I get quick current and historical weather data for numerous U.S. locations?
Where can I find background information on the subprime mortgage lending crisis?
Where can I find information on recent defense or military contracts?
Where can I find the text and drawings for military specifications and standards?

Where can I find information on the amount of U.S. foreign aid to various countries and international government organizations?

Use this resource from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Where can I find information and statistics on automotive fuel economy?
Where can I find information on soil conditions in U.S. counties?
Where can I find health and safety information on household products including Materials Safety Data Sheets?
Where can I find recommended occupational exposure criteria documents for potential occupational hazards found in workplace environments?
Where can I find information on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO)?
Where can I find information on foreign countries economic holdings in U.S. Treasury securities?
Where can I find information on the upcoming transition to digital television?
Where can I find information on state laws for giving drivers licenses to illegal aliens and federal standards for approved photo identity cards?
Where can I find information on U.S. tariffs for various imported items?
Where can I find foreign travel information by members of Congress and their staffs?
How can I find information on who was the U.S. Ambassador to a particular country?
How can I find the per diem rate for traveling in foreign countries?
How can I find information on gifts received by the President, First Lady, or other prominent U.S. Government officials from foreign governments or leaders?
How can I find information about the insurance security of personal and business financial accounts at my bank or financial institution?
Where can I find information about banks that have failed and the U.S. Government was required to intervene?
Where can I find information on individuals acting as agents for foreign governments in the U.S.?
Where can I find Davis-Bacon wage determinations which are the wages to be paid on federally funded of assisted construction projects?
Where can I find information about the government's $700 billion assistance to U.S. financial markets?
Where can I find information on federal and state minimum wage laws?
Where can I find information on where and how economic stimulus funds will be used?
Where can I find information and statistics on mortgage foreclosures?
Where can I find reports on transportation sector accidents e.g. airplane,highway, rail, etc.

Where can I find information on economic sanctions levied by the U.S. Government against foreign governments, individuals, businesses, and transnational organizations?

Where can I find information on U.S. military sales to foreign countries?

This section of the  Defense Security Cooperation Agency websote

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