RESOURCES/LINKS

12/8/14

Congressional Members

Indiana Congressional Map
Indiana Congressional Delegation (includes official websites)

(U.S.) Find Your Representative (includes website & contact info)
(U.S.) Find Your Senator (sortable, includes website & contact info)

Congressional Research Service

CRS Reports are widely regarded as in depth, accurate, objective, and timely, but as a matter of policy they are not made available to members of the public by CRS, except in certain circumstances.[5] There have been numerous attempts to pass legislation requiring all reports to be made available online, most recently in 2012,[6] but none have been enacted. Instead, the public must request individual reports from their Senators and Representatives in Congress, purchase them from private vendors, or search for them in various web archives of previously released documents. (Wikipedia)

HOWEVER…

some (many? all?) of the CRS Reports and Issue briefs will be found here and it’s sortable by topic. An alternative and excellent source for the CRS Reports is the University of North Texas Digital Library.

12/16/14
National Priorities Project 

National Priorities Project is the only nonprofit, non-partisan federal budget research organization in the nation with the mission to make the federal budget accessible to the American public. 

12/26/14
The Committee for A Responsible Federal Budget

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is made up of some of the nation’s leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

1/4/15
Farm Subsidy Database by Environmental Working Group (EWG)

The database tracks $256 billion in farm subsidies from commodity, crop insurance, and disaster programs and $39 billion in conservation payments paid between 1995 and 2012. The database is sortable in multiple ways including by zipcode.

6/14/15
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

8/26/15
Freedom Caucus (House conservative Republican members)

The link provides group information as well as a list of members including Indiana’s Rep. Marlin Stutzman.

11/24/15
Constitution of the United States (with explanatory comments)