The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Access to Congressional Information

Access to Congressional Information

Access to congressional information

Basic Resources


National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Center for Legislative Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., #8E, 20408; (202) 357-5350. Fax, (202) 357-5911. Richard H. Hunt, Director, (202) 357-5472.

General email,

Web, and Twitter, @CongressArchive

Collects and maintains records of congressional committees and legislative files from 1789 to the present. Publishes inventories and guides to these records.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Federal Register, 7 G St. N.W., #A-734, 20401 (mailing address: NF, 8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park, MD 20740-6001); (202) 741-6000. Fax, (202) 741-6012. Oliver A. Potts, Director, (202) 741-6100. TTY, (202) 523-5229.

General email,

Web, and Twitter, @FedRegister

Assigns public law numbers to enacted legislation, executive orders, and proclamations. Responds to inquiries on public law numbers. Assists inquirers in ...

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