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.

General Policy and Analysis

General Policy and Analysis

General policy and analysis

Basic Resources


Agriculture Dept. (USDA), Rural Development, External Affairs, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., MS 0705, 20250-0705; Marie Wheat, Director; Wayne Maloney, Deputy Director. Congressional inquiries, (202) 720-0999. Press, (202) 690-0498.


Disseminates information to the media and general public about policy matters related to housing and rural development.

Economic Development Administration (Commerce Dept.), 1401 Constitution Ave. N.W., #71014, 20230; (202) 482-5081. John Fleming, Assistant Secretary. Public Affairs, (202) 482-4085.

Web,, Twitter, @US_EDA andFacebook,

Advises the commerce secretary on domestic economic development. Administers development assistance programs that provide financial and technical aid to economically distressed areas to stimulate economic growth and create jobs. Awards public works and technical assistance grants to public institutions, nonprofit organizations, and Native American tribes; assists state and ...

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