The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. 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.

Congressional Support Groups

Congressional support groups



For a listing of relevant congressional committees and subcommittees, please see page 787 or the Appendix.

Congressional Budget Office, FHOB, 2nd and D Sts. S.W., 4th Floor, 20515-6925; (202) 226-2700. Phillip Swagel, Director. Legislative Affairs, (202) 226-2837. Press, (202) 226-2602.

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Nonpartisan office that provides the House and Senate with analyses needed for economic and budget decisions, and with the information and estimates required for the congressional budget process.

Congressional Budget Office, Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis, FHOB, 2nd and D Sts. S.W., 4th Floor, 20515-6925; (202) 226-2676. David Weaver, Director.


Analyzes federal programs and policies concerning health care and retirement, including Medicare, Medicaid, subsidies to be provided through health insurance exchanges, and Social Security. Responsible for long-term budget ...

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