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Library Resource Guide for: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

Executive Branch

Whereas the Legislative Branch makes laws, the Executive Branch enforces the laws. In this capacity, it produces different forms of information.




AGENCIES

The President has many Agencies to help perform his duties. There are literally dozens executive and independent agencies that deal with anything from farm animals to space travel. Agencies can publish their own information, and they can publish through the Government Printing Office (GPO).

  • Agencies - Check individual agencies for their documents and information online

  • Federal Documents in Print - Check to see what paper documents we have at Brown from different agencies.

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EXECUTIVE ORDERS & PROCLAMATIONS

The President uses Executive Orders to command government agencies or officials and Proclamations to address the public.

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FEDERAL BUDGET

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Digital Information

  • Budget of the United States Government is a collection of documents that contains the yearly budget message of the President, information about the budget proposals, and other budgetary publications.

Paper Information

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PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGES

These is typically communication to Congress, such as with vetoes or treaties.

See more information about how to access information on Congressional records.

See more information about how to access information on vetoes.

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PUBLIC PAPERS OF THE PRESIDENT

A compilation of papers and speeches of the presidents.

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  • Each official document is titled and dated. They are compiled into year, book, presidency, and page numbers. For example, Remarks Following Discussions With Prime Minister Jean Chretien from March 14, 2002 is found in 2002 Book 1, George Bush, pages 413-414.

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Digital Information

  • Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States has full text back to 1991.

Paper Information

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REGULATIONS

Since the amount of legislation that goes through Congress is mind-boggling, there is no way they can have exact details in each law. Laws are more the general plan of the legislation. Afterwards, when the President needs to enact the laws, regulations are made to give the exact details that are needed for proper administration.

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U.S. GOVERNMENT MANUAL

The Manual contains information about all the agencies of the executive branch.

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Digital Information

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WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS

Presidential matierals released weekly by the White House.

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  • Online resource you can search keyword in the text of the document. Documents are listed by date and title. The paper version is compiled by volume, number, page. For example, Volume 42 - Number 7, page 231 "The President's Radio Address" on February 11, 2006.

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Digital Information

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