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Government Information Statistical Resources for COM 682: Congressional

Government Information Statistical Resources for COM 682


Congressional/Legislative Resources
The U.S. Congress and congressional support agencies also produce numerous statistical resources. Congressional committees are responsible for funding and conducting oversight of federal programs including statistical programs. These committees are also responsible for creating and approving new legislation in areas they have jurisdiction over.
Examples of relevant resources include:

GovInfo -Provides one stop access to the U.S. Government's major legal, legislative, and regulatory resources including publications such as the Congressional Record, United States Code, Code of Federal Regulations, and Federal Register.
Government Accountability Office-Evaluates the performance of governmental programs for Congress.
Congressional Budget Office-Advises Congress on federal budget issues and programs. Prepares reports on the budgetary implementations of individual federal programs.

Congressional Research Service (LIbrary of Congress 2018-present)
House Energy & Commerce Committee HSSE DOC Y 4.C 73/8 This committee's jurisdiction covers a variety of economic sectors including telecommunication.
House Judiciary Committee-HSSE DOC Y 4.J 89/1 This committee regulates numerous legal and criminal issues including copyright and intellectural property issues such as patents and trademarks.
Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee HSSE DOC Y 4.C 73/7 Conducts oversight of various federal programs including those affecting communications. (Senator Todd Young (R-IN) is a member of this committee.)
Senate Judiciary Committee HSSE DOC Y 4.J 89/2 Similiar jurisdiction fo House Judiciary Committee, but also is responsible for approving presidential nominations.
Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus-Organization seeking to advise Congress on Internet policy issues. Includes 170 members of Congress.

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