Government

Branches of Government
Government Information Websites
Government Benefits
Texas Government
Local Government
International Government

BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT

White House
The official website of the executive office, which includes information about the presidents past and present, current administration, current issues, news and press releases, presidential addresses, and more.

United States Constitution & Declaration of Independence
National Archives and Records Administration website featuring the Constitution of the United States, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights. The site includes transcripts, high resolution images of the original documents, historical information and more.

United States Senate
The official website of the U.S. Senate, which includes information about senators, legislation, committees, schedules, and more.  Also features a find your sentator search function.

United States House of Representatives
The official website of the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes information about representatives, legislation, committees, house organizations, and more.  Also features a find and write your representative search function based on zipcode.

United States Supreme Court
The official website of the Supreme Court, which includes information on the constitution, supreme court justices, court opinions, docket, court rules, and more.
 

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION WEBSITES

Beige Book
The Beige Book is a summary of the current economic conditions based on information gathered by the Federal Reserve Bank.

Contact Government -USA.gov
Easy online search to find contact information for government officials.  Includes email address, postal address, and phone numbers.

Federal News Service
Website that focuses on government news.  Provides transcripts of speeches, press conferences, congressional hearings and more.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Since 1979, FEMA has been the federal government’s lead agency in responding to and recovering from many of the nation’s greatest moments of crisis.

FEMA – Safe Room Resources
Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website page that provides a list of articles, publications and other documents on providing safer, stronger, protected homes and communities.

Thomas
Library of Congress site that offers free access to legislative information including: bills, resolutions, activity in congress, congressional record, schedules, committee information, presidential nominations, treaties, government, and more.

United States Census Bureau
Provides access to information and statistics for the U.S. population and economy.

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services
Online access to government immigration services including benefits, services, laws, immigration forms, case status, naturalization tests, and more.

United States Courts
Resource for finding federal court listings including: district court, court of appeals, bankruptcy court, probation offices, and more.

USA.gov
USA.gov is the official website for government services and information. Includes information on environment, government benefits, voting & elections, tax information, jobs, and more. Also, offers services such as driver’s license renewal, student aid applications, vital records replacement and more.

 

GOVERNMENT BENEFITS

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Official link to government student aid information and applications.

Government Benefits
Access to federal, state, and local government benefits information.

Medicare
Includes information about health plans, prescription drug plan, billing, appeals, provider information and much more.

Social Security Administration
Offers information about benefits, earnings statements, disability benefits, applications, forms and more.
 

TEXAS GOVERNMENT

Texas Online
This site includes information on Texas government as well as information for citizens and businesses. Also features helpful online services such as renewing driver’s license, renewing vehicle registration, order birth/death/marriage/divorce records, and more.

Texas Constitution and Statutes
Complete Texas constitution and statutes available online in the following formats: html, pdf, and Microsoft Word.

Texas Education Agency
Official site of the Texas Education Agency features TAKS practice tests and information, curriculum information, district information, teacher resources, reports and statistics, school funding information, and more.

Texas Governor’s Office
Official website of the Texas Governor. Includes information on the current governor, offices of the governor, news, events, and more.

Texas Legislature 
Information on the Texas House of Representatives and Senate, which includes bill and amendment information, members, committees, calendars, news, and more.

Texas Records and Information Locator : TRAIL 
Search engine locates information from state agencies and other government information.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Archives of Texas government documents and historical information including books, newspapers, journals, manuscripts, photographs, maps, and more.

Texas State Law Library
Official website of the Texas State Law Library, which provides information about Texas law, legal resources, research guides, and more. Also features information on federal government and law information.

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

City of Plano
Comprehensive information on city services, local government, departments, news, and events.

Collin County
Complete resource for information and services in Collin County including elections and voting information, courthouse locations, case lookup, jury duty information, property and tax information, and much more.

Collin County Central Appraisal District
Provides access to Collin County property tax records, maps, exemptions, forms, and more.

Plano Chamber of Commerce
Organization of Plano businesses.  Find information on member businesses, how to join, new, events, and more.

Plano Independent School District
Complete information regarding Plano schools including school profiles, testing information, library resources, employment information, news, events, and much more. Resources are available for parents, students, and staff.

Plano Quick Links
City of Plano links to resources for Plano residents.

 

INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT

CIA World Factbook
Complete information on countries researched and gathered by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Includes information on government, population, economy, military, geography, maps, and much more.

CIA World Leaders
Current directory of world leaders and other high ranking government officials provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

United Nations
Official site for the United Nations includes information U.N., it’s members, organization, peacekeeping and peace building efforts, areas of world development, human rights issues, food programs, international law, and much more.

Embassy World
A search engine of world embassies and consulates.  Also features information on passports, maps, relocation reports, and more.

Foreign Consular Offices in the United States
From the United States Department of State, this site has official listings of foreign consulars offices in the U.S.

Websites of U.S. Consulates, Embassies, and Diplomatic Missions
Listing of websites for United States embassies, consulates, and diplomatic mission in other countries.