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INST607: All About E-Government

Giving insight on how to find and use E-Government infromation.

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The Legistative Branch

The Legislative Branch:

Established by Article I of the Constitution, the Legislative Branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which together form the United States Congress. The Constitution grants Congress the sole authority to enact legislation and declare war, the right to confirm or reject many Presidential appointments, and substantial investigative powers.

The Legislative Branch consists of:

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United States Congress

The Congress of the United States was created by Article I, section 1, of the Constitution, adopted by the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787, providing that “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."

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Architect of Capitol

The Architect of the Capitol maintains the U.S. Capitol and the buildings and grounds of the Capitol campus.

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Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office independently analyzes budgetary and economic issues to support the congressional budget process.

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Government Accountability Office

The Government Accountability Office helps Congress fulfill its constitutional responsibilities and heightens the Federal Government's accountability and performance.

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Government Publishing Office

The Government Publishing Office produces, procures, and disseminates printed and electronic publications of the Congress, executive departments, and Federal agencies and establishments.


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Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States, offering diverse materials for research, including the world's most extensive collections in areas such as American history, music, and law.

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United States Botanic Garden

The United States Botanic Garden demonstrates the essential contribution that plants make aesthetically, culturally, ecologically, economically, and therapeutically, to the well-being of humankind, and it supports partnerships, nationally and internationally, by fostering exchanges of information and ideas.