Federal laws and regulations
Research federal laws and the lawmaking process. Learn about impeachment. Get copies of your government files. And find out about copyrighted government creative works.
How laws are made
Congress is the lawmaking branch of the federal government. Learn how a bill becomes a law and how the process is different in the House of Representatives and in the Senate.
Research federal laws
Search for and learn about current bills and federal laws that have already passed. You can look up bills and laws by name, keywords, congressional session, or type of legislation.
How federal impeachment works
Impeachment is the process of bringing charges against a government official for wrongdoing. A trial may be held, and the official may be removed from office.
Get copies of your government files through the Privacy Act
Through the Privacy Act, U.S. citizens and permanent residents have the right to see and correct information that the government keeps on file about them.
Learn about copyrighted government works
Most government creative works, including text and images, are copyright-free. But there are exceptions. Learn what works you can use and where you can find them.