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The mission of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is to provide Congress with objective, timely, nonpartisan analyses needed for economic and budget decisions and with the information and estimates required for the Congressional budget process. The site provides access to studies and reports, cost estimates, testimony, and technical papers.

Use the Court's automated docket system to track cases. The site contains information about cases, both pending and decided. You may also search for and read oral arguments and opinions of the Court.

OMB's role is to assist the President in overseeing the preparation of the Federal budget and to supervise its administration in Executive Branch agencies. In helping to formulate the President's spending plans, OMB evaluates the effectiveness of agency programs, policies, and procedures, assesses competing funding demands among agencies, and sets funding priorities. OMB ensures that agency reports, rules, testimony, and proposed legislation are consistent with the President's budget and with Administration policies. Copies of the President's Budget, circulars, OMB testimony to Congress, and bulletins can be accessed from this site.

The Department Of Health and Human Services manages 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities, including medical and social science research, Medicare, financial assistance for low-income families, Head Start, prevention of child abuse and domestic violence, mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is responsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws. HUD plays a major role in supporting homeownership by underwriting homeownership for lower- and moderate-income families through its mortgage insurance programs. The primary programs administered by HUD include:
mortgage and loan insurance, Community Development Block Grants, HOME Investment Partnership Act block grants, rental assistance, public or subsidized housing for low-income people, homeless assistance, and fair housing education and enforcement.

The U.S. Department of Labor is responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 federal statutes. These legislative mandates and the regulations produced to implement them cover a wide variety of workplace activities for nearly 10 million employers and well over 100 million workers, including protecting workers' wages, health and safety, employment and pension rights; promoting equal employment opportunity; administering job training, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation programs; strengthening free collective bargaining and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics. From this site access research reports on economic indicators, labor issues, and employment.

Similar to the Senate website, this site provides a schedule of the weeks activity, an up-date on events, roll call votes, and access to information about bills and resolutions. From here you can access websites of area Representatives.

The General Accounting Office is the investigative arm of Congress. GAO supports the Congress in meeting its Constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and accountability of the federal government. GAO examines the use of public funds, evaluates federal programs and activities, and provides analyses, options, recommendations, and other assistance to help the Congress make effective oversight, policy, and funding decisions.

Begin here to locate senators (links to individual sites), follow committee action, search for bills by number or keyword, follow yesterday's senate floor activity, and see what's on the hearing schedule for today.