Federal Public Land Management Reports

Congressional Research Service
Report for Congress

RL30173: Executive and Independent Agency Publications:
Where to Get Official Documents

Jesús Campos, Reference Librarian
Information Research Division

June 25, 1999



This is a directory of sources that congressional offices may use to obtain publications from the Executive Office of the President, the executive departments, and the independent agencies and commissions of the federal government. Also included is information on the Superintendent of Documents, the U.S. Government Printing Office, and the federal government's printing policies; suggestions on what to do when a publication is out of print; and information on where copies of government publications may be obtained on the Internet.

The information for each agency includes address, telephone number, fax number, and Internet e-mail address and World Wide Web (WWW) site, where available. Also included are selected notes on special publications, availability of catalogs, etc., as provided by the agency itself.

Please Note:

Federal government agencies change their telephone numbers and exchanges from time to time. Therefore, some of the telephone numbers in this report may be incorrect, and users could have difficulties reaching a particular number. If the number has been changed, there may be a recording referring to the new number. If this is not the case, the caller may have to telephone the appropriate congressional liaison office, government operator, or area code plus 555-1212 to obtain the agency's correct number.


The Congressional Research Service receives numerous congressional inquiries asking, "Where is the best place to get copies of government documents?" "Where do we call to get published material for constituents?" "How can you tell what's available for giveaway?" This manual will help answer these kinds of questions.

Government publications needed by congressional offices may be conveniently divided between those published by Congress itself and those prepared by the various executive and independent agencies. Many of these publications are now first available electronically on computer databases and a growing number of Internet World Wide Web sites for both the Congress and the executive branch agencies. These sources vary in reliability and ease of use, and often change their addresses without warning. Internet and computer database information is included below. Specific World Wide Web sites, where available, are included in the listings for the specific agencies.

Printed congressional publications are sometimes supplied to the offices automatically. Numbered congressional reports and documents are usually available from the House Legislative Resource Center (LRC)/House Document Room and the Senate Document Room; committee prints and hearings can be obtained from the issuing committees. These are not generally available from the Congressional Research Service, except on a loan basis. Both the LRC/House Library (ext. 6-5200) and Senate Library (ext. 4-7106) or the Law Library of the Library of Congress (ext. 7-2700 or 7-5080) will also supply copies of hearings and committee prints to Members on loan.

The publications from the executive and independent agencies are more difficult to obtain because of the multiplicity of sources involved. It is with these that this manual is concerned. The most appropriate places to call are listed below and we recommend pursuing them in the following sequence:

The Executive or Independent Agency That Issued the Publication

A few agencies in the federal government conduct general publication programs, preparing and distributing pamphlets to the public. These agencies receive appropriations for this purpose, and the resulting publications are stocked and distributed by the information offices within the agencies themselves.

Many of the agencies, however, do not distribute their own publications, but prepare them with the expectation that they will be placed on sale and distributed by the Superintendent of Documents. These agencies do not receive appropriations to stock their publications in any quantity and, as a rule, must refer public requests for them to the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). These agencies retain a limited number of their publications for official use within the agency, and it is their usual practice to share this supply with Members of Congress. This source is addressed in the directory that follows.

In this publication, we have compiled information from over a hundred of the larger executive branch bureaus and departments, as well as the independent agencies. In each case, the agency was asked to furnish us with the address, telephone number, fax number, and Internet e-mail and World Wide Web addresses, if available, of the proper unit from which to request publications. Information on publications of particular interest to Members of Congress is sometimes included in the notes.

Without exception, every agency indicated its willingness to serve congressional offices to the limit of its ability. In every case, we were assured that any publications they had available could be sent to a Member for personal use, and the majority of the offices indicated their desire to assist the Member with constituent requests. Limitations based on security classifications, scarcity, or unusual expense are occasionally encountered.

All of the agencies are limited in the number of publications they can distribute by Paragraph 39 of the February 1990 Government Printing and Binding Regulations published by the Joint Committee on Printing:

Departments shall not make free distribution of any publication to any private individual or private organization in quantities exceeding 50 copies without prior approval of the Joint Committee on Printing. This quantity limitation shall not apply when the production cost of the publications to be distributed is less than $100.

In the ensuing pages, the organizations are listed alphabetically within the following major categories:

The table of contents lists the agencies as they appear within this categorical structure. The index lists all agencies in a single alphabet, using variant names and key words where useful.

The Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office

The Superintendent of Documents maintains a constantly changing stock of approximately 21,000 different titles, which are distributed for sale to the general public. Rather than attempting constant revision of a single catalog of these titles, the Superintendent prepares a variety of lists which identify government publications currently in print by subject. These printed Subject Bibliographies are frequently revised and are available for free distribution to a Member's office on request, by telephone (202) 512-1808 or by writing to the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Document Sales Service, Washington, D.C. 20401. (Note: Members may also wish to refer their constituents to one of the 24 GPO bookstores located in major cities in the United States. A list of these with addresses may be found in the United States Government Manual.) Offices that are unable to secure titles requested by a constituent may wish to send instead the appropriate Subject Bibliography. This will either identify the title required or list similar material which the constituent can secure by sending the order blank included in the Subject Bibliography and a remittance directly to the Superintendent of Documents.

If an office has been unable to secure a publication it needs from the issuing agency and wishes to purchase it, a copy can be bought from the Superintendent of Documents in the same manner as the general public. In some cases, a book exchange arrangement carried on by the Documents Control Branch of the Superintendent of Documents may be helpful. Under this agreement it is sometimes possible for a Member to exchange publications he has received by allotment for other publications of equal value which may be needed. An office wishing further details on this program should call the Government Printing Office at (202) 512-1808.

The Government Printing Office also provides access on the Internet to a wide variety of government publications, from both the legislative and executive branches of government, at its World Wide Web site http://www.access.gpo.gov.

What to Do When a Publication Is Out of Print and Unavailable

Occasionally a needed publication is no longer available at either the executive or independent agency or the Government Printing Office. A few suggestions for such cases:

The Internet as a Source for Executive or Independent Agency Publications

The publications of executive branch departments and other government agencies are becoming increasingly available on the Internet as these agencies have created their own home pages on the World Wide Web (Web). Many government agencies now make the full text of their documents available on the Internet before the printed text is obtainable from the agency or through GPO. This report includes Internet addresses, provided by the agencies or obtained from other sources, available at the time of writing.

Sources for Internet Links to Executive and Independent Agencies

The following Web sites provide additional access to a large number of federal government Internet home pages. These are excellent sources for the most current listing of Web sites added since the publication of this report.

Federal Web Locator http://www.law.vill.edu/Fed-Agency

As stated on its Home Page, "the Federal Web Locator is a service provided by the Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy and is intended to be the one stop shopping point for federal government information on the World Wide Web." This service provides a large number of links to various federal government home pages.

Library of Congress http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/executive/fed.html

"Official Federal Government Web Sites" is the title of a "Resource Internet Page" on the Library of Congress Home Page; it provides numerous links to executive branch and independent agency World Wide Web sites, with direct access to many of the subsidiary agency publications.

White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/html/handbook.html

The White House Home Page contains an "Interactive Citizens' Handbook," which provides links to many federal government Web sites.

Computer Access and Support

Computer terminals which provide immediate access to the Internet are available for staff use in the CRS research centers in the Rayburn and Longworth House Office Buildings and the Russell Senate Office Building. The La Follette Congressional Reading Room in the Madison Building also has computers for use by congressional staff.

Both the House and Senate provide computer support to congressional offices. For Members, committees, and staff of the House, House Information Resources (HIR) provides a comprehensive group of information and research sources especially designed for Members, committees, and staff. For Senators, committees, and staff, the Senate Computer Center provides a comprehensive group of information and research sources. Training classes and a user assistance hotline for Senate staff are available.

Executive Office of the President

Council of Economic Advisers

Chief of Staff
Old Executive Office Building, Room 314
Washington, D.C. 20502 Fax: (202) 395-6958
Internet: http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/EOP/CEA/html/CEA.html

Note: Copies of the Economic Report of the President produced by the Council are automatically furnished to Members. Additional single copies may be obtained by calling (202) 395-7332. The publication is also available through the House Document Room, and is for sale to the general public through GPO.

Council on Environmental Quality

722 Jackson Place, N.W. Telephone: (202) 395-5750
Washington, D.C. 20503 Fax: (202) 456-2710

Note: Copies of the President's Annual Report on Environmental Quality are furnished automatically to Members. Copies for the general public are available through GPO. The National Environmental Policy Act regulations booklet for implementing the procedural provisions is also available through the Council, as are special reports on environmental trends.

National Security Council

Director of Legislative Affairs
Old Executive Office Building
17th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Telephone: (202) 456-9171
Washington, D.C. 20504 Fax: (202) 456-9170
Internet: http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH//EOP/NSC/html/nschome.html

Note: An annual report, The National Strategy Report, is available upon request and on the Internet address above.

Office of Management and Budget

Office of Legislative Affairs Telephone: (202) 395-4790
Washington, D.C. 20503 Fax: (202) 395-3729
Internet: http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/EOP/OMB

Note: The Economic Report of the President is produced by the Council of Economic Advisers and may be obtained through them (see above). Additional copies of the Budget of the United States Government are often available through the House and Senate Document Rooms and GPO.

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Office of Legislative Affairs
Executive Office of the President
750 17th Street, N.W. Telephone: (202) 395-6602/395-6670
Washington, D.C. 20503 Fax: (202) 395-6640

Office of Science and Technology Policy

Budget Administration Office
Old Executive Office Building, Room 431
17th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Telephone: (202) 395-7347
Washington, D.C. 20502 Fax: (202) 456-6022
Internet: http://www.whitehouse.gov/OSTP/
E-mail: ostpinfo@ostp.eop.gov 

Office of U.S. Trade Representative

Office of Congressional Affairs
600 17th Street, N.W., Room 111 Telephone: (202) 395-6951
Washington, D.C. 20508 Fax: (202) 395-4656
Internet: http://www.ustr.gov Fax retrieval: (202) 395-4809

Note: Press releases, summaries, and statements available at the above telephone and Fax retrieval numbers and on the Internet.

The White House

Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs
Washington, D.C. 20500
Telephone: House (202) 456-6620 Senate (202) 456-6493
Internet: http://www.whitehouse.gov Fax: (202) 456-2604

Executive Departments

Department of Agriculture

Publications Information and Management Branch

Office of Communications Room 506A
Washington, D.C. 20250 Telephone: (202) 720-3365
Internet: http://www.usda.gov

Note: The Department has prepared a list of its popular publications for the use of Members of Congress: List of Publications Available for Distribution by Members of Congress (List No. 1), last updated in 1994. Copies can be secured by calling the above telephone number. Publications are also available at the Internet address above.

Department of Commerce

Office of Public Affairs
HCHB 5413 Telephone: (202) 219-3605
Washington, D.C. 20230 Fax: (202) 482-5168
Internet: http://www.doc.gov

For specific agencies:

Bureau of the Census: (301) 457-2171
Internet: http://www.census.gov/

Bureau of Economic Analysis: (202) 606-9900
Internet: http://www.bea.doc.gov/

Bureau of Export Administration: (202) 482-0097
Internet: http://www.bxa.doc.gov/

Economic Development Administration: (202) 482-2309
Internet: http://www.doc.gov/eda/

International Trade Administration: (202) 482-3015
Internet: http://www.ita.doc.gov/

Minority Business Development Agency: (202) 482-5061
Internet: http://www.mbda.gov/

National Institute of Standards and Technology: (301) 975-3080
Internet: http://www.nist.gov/

National Marine Fisheries Service: (301) 713-2263
Internet: http://www.nmfs.gov/

National Ocean Service (charts only): (202) 482-4981
Internet: http://www.nos.noaa.gov/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: (202) 482-4981
Internet: http://www.noaa.gov/

National Technical Information Service: Research: (703)605-6040
Internet: http://www.ntis.gov/ Sales& Inquiry: 1-800-553-NTIS

National Telecommunication and Information Administration:
Internet: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ (202)482-1551

Patent and Trademark Office: (703) 305-9310
Internet: http://www.uspto.gov/

Department of Defense

Secretary of Defense

Office of the Secretary of Defense
1300 Defense Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-1300

Internet: http://www.defenselink.mil/ Fax: (703) 697-8299

Department of the Air Force

Office of Legislative Liaison, SAF/LLI

1160 Air Force Pentagon Telephone: (703) 695-7364

Washington, D.C. 20330-1160 Fax: (703) 614-3608

Internet: http://www.af.mil/

Department of the Army

U.S. Army Publishing Agency, Attn: JDHQSV-PAL-R

2461 Eisenhower Avenue

Alexandria, VA 22331-0302 Telephone: (703) 325-6289

Internet: http://www.usapa.army.mil Fax: (703) 428-0547

Commander, United States Army Corps of Engineers

Legislative Initiatives Branch (CECW-AL)

20 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Telephone: (202) 761-0117

Washington, D.C. 20314 Fax: (202) 761-0472

Internet: http://www.usace.army.mil/inet/functions/cw/cecwa/cecwa.htm

Note: A wide range of technical documents relating to such topics as water resources development and construction engineering.

Department of the Navy

Office of Legislative Affairs

Washington, D.C. 20350-1300

Telephone: For Senate Offices -- Capitol ext. 4-4681

For House Offices -- Capitol ext. 5-7124

Internet: http://www.ncts.navy.mil

Note: To check on the status of correspondence, call (703) 695-6357.

United States Marine Corps

Commandant of the Marine Corps

(Code ARDE) Room 1306

Headquarters, United States Marine Corps

#2 Navy Annex Telephone: (703) 614-4698/614-2951

Washington, D.C. 20380 Fax: (703) 614-1463

Internet: http://www.hqmc.usmc.mil

Note: "All requests from Members of Congress for material published by the Department of Defense for their personal use and for use by their offices are honored." Published material requested by Members of Congress for their constituents is furnished subject to the following restrictions:

1. Classified material cannot be furnished;

2. Official-use-only and internal departmental documents cannot be furnished;

3. Regulations of the Joint Committee on Printing, Paragraph 39, will be used.

Department of Education

Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs

600 Independence Avenue, S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20202 Telephone: (202) 401-1028

Internet: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OLCA Fax: (202) 401-1438

Department of Energy

Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs

Washington, D.C. 20585 Telephone: (202) 586-5450

Internet: http://www.doe.gov Fax: (202) 586-4891

Department of Health and Human Services

Congressional Liaison Office

406-G Humphrey Building

200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Telephone: (202) 690-6786

Washington, D.C. 20201 Publications: (202) 690-7094

Internet: http://www.dhhs.gov Fax: (202) 690-6351

For specific agencies:

Office of Consumer Affairs: (301) 827-5006 or 1-888-463-6332

Administration on Aging: (202) 619-0556

Internet: http://www.aoa.gov

Administration for Children and Families: (202) 401-9200

Internet: http://www.acf.gov/

Administration for Native Americans: (202) 690-7776

Family and Youth Services Bureau: (301) 608-8098

Head Start Bureau: (202) 205-8560)

Administration on Development Disabilities: (202) 690-6590

Public Health Service: Food and Drug Administration; Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Health Resources and Services Administration; National Institutes of Health (includes National Library of Medicine). There are a number of publication offices in the Public Health Service. Check first with the main liaison office at (202) 690-6786.

Health Care Financing Administration: (202) 690-8220

Internet: http://www.hcfa.gov/

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations

451 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 10148

Washington, D.C. 20410 Telephone: (202) 708-0380

Internet: http://www.hud.gov/ Fax: (202) 708-1350

Department of the Interior

Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs

Washington, D.C. 20240 Telephone: (202) 208-7693

Internet: http://www.doi.gov/ Fax: (202) 208-5533

For specific agencies:

Bureau of Indian Affairs: (202) 208-5706

Bureau of Land Management: (202) 452-5010

United States Fish and Wildlife Service: (202) 208-5403

United States Geological Survey: (703) 648-4455

National Park Service: (202) 208-5656

Office of Surface Mining: (202) 208-2565

Office of Insular Affairs: (202) 208-4754

Minerals Management Services: (202) 208-3985

Bureau of Reclamation: (202) 208-4501

Department of Justice

Office of Legislative Affairs

Suite 1537

Washington, D.C. 20530 Telephone: (202) 514-2141

Internet: http://www.usdoj.gov Fax: (202) 514-4482

Department of Labor

Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs

Room S-1325

Washington, D.C. 20210 Telephone: (202) 219-6141

Internet: http://www.dol.gov Fax: (202) 219-5120

Note: The Department maintains a list of its publications arranged by subject.

Department of State

Bureau of Legislative Affairs

Washington, D.C. 20520-7261

Telephone: Publications office (202) 647-2518

Legislative affairs (202) 647-2163

Internet: http://www.state.gov Fax: (202) 647-1618

Department of Transportation

Office of Research, Technology, and Analysis, RSPA

Department of Transportation Telephone: (202) 366-4208

400 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 8417 Fax: (202) 366-3272/366-3671

Washington, D.C. 20590 Library: loan only (202) 366-0745

Federal Aviation Administration

Congressional Affairs Office

Department of Transportation

Room 10406 (I-10) Telephone: (202) 366-9714

Washington, D.C. 20590 Fax: (202) 366-3675

Internet: http://www.faa.gov/

Federal Highway Administration

Office of Public Affairs (HPA-1)

400 Seventh Street, S.W. Telephone: (202) 366-0660

Washington, D.C. 20590 Fax: (202) 366-7239

Internet: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publicaffairs

Federal Railroad Administration

Public Affairs Officer (ROA-30)

1120 Vermont Ave., N.W. Telephone: (202) 493-6024

Washington, D.C. 20590 Fax: (202) 493-6013

Federal Transit Administration

Research Management Office, TRI-30

400 Seventh Street, S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20590 Telephone: (202) 366-0201

Internet: http://www.fta.dot.gov Fax: (202) 366-3765

Maritime Administration

Public Affairs Officer (MAR-240)

400 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 7219 Telephone: (202) 366-5807

Washington, D.C. 20590 Fax: (202) 366-5063

Internet: http://www.marad.dot.gov

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

400 Seventh Street, S.W., Suite 5220 Telephone:

Washington, D.C. 20590 Intergovernmental--(202) 366-4941

Publications--(202) 366-1566

Internet: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

Research and Special Programs Administration

Office of Policy and Program Support (DPP)

400 Seventh Street, S.W. Telephone: (202) 366-4831

Washington, D.C. 20590 Fax: (202) 366-7431

Office of Hazardous Materials Initiatives and Training (DHM-50)

400 Seventh Street, S.W. Telephone: (202) 366-4900

Washington, D.C. 20590 Fax: (202) 366-7342

E-mail: training@rspa.dot.gov OR welisten@rspa.dot.gov

Internet: http://hazmat.dot.gov/

Transportation Safety Institute

Office of the Director (DTI-1)

P.O. Box 25082 Telephone: (405) 954-3153

Oklahoma City, OK 73125-5050 Fax: (405) 954-3521

E-mail: Sandy_Shimmel@tsi.jccbi.gov

Internet: http://www.tsi.dot.gov/

Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

55 Broadway (DTS-1)

Kendall Square Telephone: (617) 494-2222

Cambridge, MA 02142 Fax: (617) 494-3731

Internet: http://www.volpe.dot.gov

St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

Office of Congressional and Public Affairs

400 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 5424

Washington, D.C. 20590 Telephone: (202) 366-5418/0112

Internet: http://www.dot.gov/slsdc Fax: (202) 366-7147

Surface Transportation Board

Office of Congressional and Public Services

1925 K Street, N.W., Suite 840 Telephone: (202) 565-1594

Washington, D.C. 20423 Fax: (202) 565-9016

Internet: http://www.stb.dot.gov/

United States Coast Guard Senate Liaison Office

Congressional Affairs Staff Telephone: (202) 224-2913

400 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 10402 Fax: (202) 755-1695

Washington, D.C. 20590

House Liaison Office

Telephone: (202) 225-4775

Fax: (202) 426-6081

Department of the Treasury

Office of the Secretary

Office of Legislative Affairs and Public Liaison

Room 3134 Telephone: (202) 622-0576

Washington, D.C. 20220 Fax: (202) 622-0534

Internet: http://www.ustreas.gov

Financial Management Service

Office of Legislative and Public Affairs

401 14th Street, S.W., Suite 555 Telephone: (202) 874-6740

Washington, D.C. 20227 Fax: (202) 874-7016

Internet: http://www.fms.treas.gov/

United States Customs Service

Office of Congressional Affairs Telephone: (202) 927-1750

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 6.4A Fax: (202) 927-2152

Washington, D.C. 20229

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms


650 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Telephone: (202) 927-8490

Washington, D.C. 20226 Fax: (202) 927-8863

E-mail: legislativeaffairs@ATFhq.ATF.Treas.Gov

Internet: http://www.atf.treas.gov/

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Office of External Relations

14th and C Streets, S.W., Room 533M Telephone: (202) 874-3019

Washington, D.C. 20228 Fax: (202) 874-3177

Bureau of the Mint

Associate Director of the Mint for Marketing

633 Third Street, N.W.

Judiciary Square Building Telephone: (202) 874-6430

Washington, D.C. 20220 Fax: (202) 874-6343

Internet: http://www.usmint.gov/

Bureau of the Public Debt

Office of the Commissioner

Director, Legislative and Public Affairs

999 E Street, N.W., Room 553 Telephone: (202) 219-3302

Washington, D.C. 20239-0001 Fax: (202) 219-4163

Internet: http://www.publicdebt.treas.gov/

Note: The Bureau of the Public Debt handles all inquiries concerning U.S. Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds as well as the Savings Bond Program. The public can order or download forms and publications from the Internet address above.

Internal Revenue Service

Director, Legislative Affairs Division, CL:LA

1111 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room 3241

Washington, D.C. 20224 Telephone: (202) 622-9590

Internet: http://www.irs.treas.gov Fax: (202) 622-3772

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Congressional Liaison Division

250 E Street, S.W. Telephone: (202) 874-4840

Washington, D.C. 20219 Fax: (202) 874-5305

Internet: http://www.occ.treas.gov

Office of Thrift Supervision

Office of External Affairs

1700 G Street, N.W. Telephone: (202) 906-6677

Washington, D.C. 20552 Fax: (202) 906-7849

Internet: http://www.ots.treas.gov/

Treasurer of the United States

Main Treasury Building, Room 2134 Telephone: (202) 622-0100

Washington, D.C. 20220 Fax: (202) 622-2258

United States Secret Service

Office of Government Liaison and Public Affairs

1800 G Street, N.W., Room 805 Telephone: (202) 435-5708

Washington, D.C. 20223 Fax: (202) 435-9069

Department of Veterans Affairs

House Congressional Liaison Staff (60H)

B-328 Rayburn House Office Building Telephone: Capitol ext. 5-2280

Washington, D.C. 20515 Fax: (202) 453-5225

Internet: http://www.va.gov

Senate Congressional Liaison Staff (60S)

321 Hart Senate Office Building Telephone: Capitol ext. 4-5351

Washington, D.C. 20510 Fax: (202) 453-5218

Internet: http://www.va.gov

Independent Agencies and Commissions

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Old Post Office Building

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 809 Telephone: (202) 606-8503

Washington, D.C. 20004 Fax: (202) 606-8672

Internet: http://www.achp.gov/ E-mail: achp@achp.gov

Note: A detailed list of Council publications is available. Detailed information about the Council, its staff, and publications may also be found at the Internet address above.

African Development Foundation

1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 1000 Telephone: (202) 673-3916

Washington, D.C. 20005 Fax: (202) 673-3810

Internet: http://adf.gov E-mail: info@adf.gov

American Battle Monuments Commission

Courthouse Plaza II, Suite 500

2300 Clarendon Boulevard Telephone: (703) 696-6900

Arlington, VA 22201-3267 Fax: (703) 696-6666

Internet: http://www.abmc.gov/

Appalachian Regional Commission

Office of the Federal Co-Chairman

1666 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Telephone: (202) 884-7660

Washington, D.C. 20235 Fax: (202) 884-7693

Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

Office of Public Affairs

1331 F Street, N.W., Suite 1000 Telephone: (202) 272-5434, ext. 27

Washington, D.C. 20004-1111 TTY: (202) 272-5449/(800) 993-2822

Technical assistance: (800) 872-2253 Fax: (202) 272-5447

E-mail: yanchulis@access-board.gov

Internet: http://www.access-board.gov

Note: Publications include Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG); Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS), an accessibility checklist for buildings; a brochure entitled Filing a Complaint . . . It's Your Right; and technical assistance bulletins on the provisions of ADAAG (for design professionals).

Central Intelligence Agency

Director of Congressional Affairs

Room 7B20 Telephone: (703) 482-6122/482-6136

Washington, D.C. 20505 Fax: (703) 482-5841

Internet: http://www.odci.gov/cia/

Commission of Fine Arts

National Building Museum

441 F Street, N.W., Suite 312 Telephone: (202) 504-2200

Washington, D.C. 20001 Fax: (202) 504-2195

Note: A free publication, The Commission of Fine Arts, A Brief History, contains a list of CFA publications; most are out of print but several may be obtained from the Commission's offices.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Office of Public Affairs, Three Lafayette Centre

1155 21st Street, N.W. Telephone: (202) 418-5080

Washington, D.C. 20581 Fax: (202) 418-5525

Internet: http://www.cftc.gov/ E-mail: opa@cftc.gov 

Note: A list of the current publications distributed by the Commission is available and may be obtained for use in congressional offices by calling or writing the office listed above.

Consumer Information Center

Consumer Information Center (XC)

General Services Administration Telephone: (202) 501-1794

18th and F Streets, N.W., Room G-142 Fax: (202) 501-4281

Washington, D.C. 20405 E-mail: walt.dornfried@gsa.gov

Internet: http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov

Note: The Consumer Information Center (CIC) publishes and distributes the free, quarterly Consumer Information Catalog, available by writing to: Consumer Information Catalog, Pueblo, Colorado 81009, or by telephoning 1-888-8PUEBLO (1-888-878-3256). The catalog lists more than 200 selected booklets of consumer interest published by more than 40 federal government agencies. Topics covered include children, cars, employment, education, food and nutrition, federal programs, health, money, small business, and more. Nearly half of the publications listed are available free; the remainder are moderately priced.

One can also browse the latest Catalog, read and/or download text versions of the publications, order a copy of the Catalog, and view the latest consumer news by visiting CIC's Web site: http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov.

Members of the House and Senate are able to personalize copies of one of the four quarterly editions of the Consumer Information Catalog. This "personalized" version enables the Representative or Senator to print a personal message to his or her constituents using the CIC's printer. Contact the Consumer Information Center at (202) 501-1794 for more information.

Groups who are able to distribute 20 or more copies of the Consumer Information Catalog quarterly can be placed on a mailing list for free bulk copies. Write to the Pueblo address above or visit the Web site to be placed on this list.

In addition, Members of Congress may also obtain copies of the Lista de Publicaciones Federales en Espanol para el Consumidor, a list of publications available in Spanish. The Consumer Information Center is administered by the General Services Administration (see entry below).

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Public Affairs

4330 East-West Highway, Room 720 Telephone: (301) 504-0580

Bethesda, MD 20814 Fax: (301) 504-0399

Corporation for National and Community Service

Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs

1201 New York Avenue, N.W., Eighth Floor

Washington, D.C. 20525 Telephone: (202) 606-5000, ext. 235

Internet: http://www.cns.gov Fax: (202) 606-2784

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Office of Government Relations

901 E Street, N.W. Telephone: (202) 879-9712

Washington, D.C. 20004-2006 Fax: (202) 637-0888

Internet: http://www.cpb.org

Note: Publications on a wide variety of topics including station activities, programming, and industry income are available. Many publications are available on our Web site: http://www.cpb.org.

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Office of Public Information

625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700 Telephone: (202) 208-6400

Washington, D.C. 20004 Fax: (202) 208-6518

Internet: http://www.dnfsb.gov

Note: Annual reports and recommendations on issues of importance are available upon request.

Environmental Protection Agency

Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations

401 M Street, S.W. Telephone: (202) 260-5200

Washington, D.C. 20460 Fax: (202) 260-4046/260-4372

Internet: http://www.epa.gov

Note: Many EPA publications are available online at the Internet address above.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs

1801 L Street, N.W., Room 9024 Telephone: (202) 663-4900

Washington, D.C. 20507 Fax: (202) 663-4912

Publications: (800) 669-3362 (Voice)/(800) 800-3302 (TDD)

Internet: http://www.eeoc.gov/

Note: An annotated list of current publications is available upon request.

Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank)

Congressional and External Affairs

811 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Room 1261A Telephone: (202) 565-3230

Washington, D.C. 20571 Fax: (202) 565-3236

Internet: http://www.exim.gov

Note: Arrangements may be made through the above office for Members of Congress, congressional staff, and constituents to meet with Eximbank officers for general briefings or to discuss specific export transactions.

Fannie Mae

Government and Industry Relations

3900 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. Telephone: (202) 752-7120

Washington, D.C. 20016 Fax: (202) 752-6099

Internet: http://www.fanniemae.com/

Farm Credit Administration

Office of Congressional and Public Affairs

1501 Farm Credit Drive Telephone: (703) 883-4056

McLean, VA 22102-5090 Fax: (703) 883-4066

Internet: http://www.fca.gov

Federal Communications Commission

Public Service Division, Office of Public Affairs

445 12th Street, S.W., Suite CY-B501 Telephone: 1-888-225-5322

Washington, D.C. 20554 Fax: (202) 418-0232

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Note: Special reports are released periodically by the Commission and are announced in news releases. Congressional offices will be provided copies of these reports, subject to supply on hand.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Corporate Communications-Public Information Center

801 17th Street, N.W. Telephone: (202) 416-6940

Washington, D.C. 20434 Fax: (202) 416-2076

Internet: http://www.fdic.gov E-mail: publicinfo@fdic.gov

Note: A list of the FDIC's reports and various statistical publications are available from the above office.

Federal Election Commission

Information Services

999 E Street, N.W. Telephone: (202) 694-1100

Washington, D.C. 20463 Toll Free: (800) 424-9530

Internet: http://www.fec.gov Fax: (202) 219-8504

Note: The Federal Election Commission's Office of Public Records maintains copies of all reports and statements filed by candidates and political committees for review and/or copying. Computer indexes on campaign spending and contributions are also available. Copies may be ordered by calling (202) 694-1120.

The Information Services Division assists federal candidates and political committees by explaining the federal election law, conducting research on advisory opinions, and publishing a monthly newsletter on commission decisions as well as campaign guides and other brochures. All publications are free. Requests for information and publications can be made by calling (202) 694-1100 or (800) 424-9530.

The Clearinghouse on Election Administration compiles and disseminates election administration information related to federal elections, and conducts independent contract studies. Congressional offices may obtain a complimentary copy by calling (202) 694-1095.

In all cases, requests may be sent in writing to the office or calls may be made to the toll-free number.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs

500 C Street, S.W., Room 820 Telephone: (202) 646-4500

Washington, D.C. 20472 Fax: (202) 646-3600

Internet: http://www.fema.gov

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation

Office of Government Relations

1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 950

Washington, D.C. 20004 Telephone: (202) 434-8600

Internet: http://www.freddiemac.com Fax: (202) 434-8627

Federal Housing Finance Board

Office of Congressional Affairs

1777 F Street, N.W. Telephone: (202) 408-2515

Washington, D.C. 20006 Fax: (202) 408-2969

Internet: http://www.fhfb.gov/

Federal Labor Relations Authority

Information Resource Management Division
607 14th Street, N.W., Room 328 Telephone: (202) 482-6550
Washington, D.C. 20424-0001 Fax: (202) 482-6636
Internet: http://www.flra.gov/

Federal Maritime Commission

Office of the Secretary
800 North Capitol Street, N.W. Telephone: (202) 523-5707
Washington, D.C. 20573 Fax: (202) 523-0014
Internet: http://www.fmc.gov E-mail: secretary@fmc.gov 

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Office of the General Counsel/Legislative Liaison

2100 K Street, N.W. Telephone: (202) 606-5444

Washington, D.C. 20427 Fax: (202) 606-5345

Internet: http://www.fmcs.gov/

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

Office of the Executive Director

1730 K Street, N.W., Suite 600 Telephone: (202) 653-5625

Washington, D.C. 20006 Fax: (202) 653-5030

Internet: http://www.fmshrc.gov/ E-mail: info@fmshrc.gov

Note: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission Decisions is published monthly and is available through subscription from GPO.

Federal Reserve System

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Congressional Liaison Office Telephone: (202) 736-5608

Washington, D.C. 20551 Fax: (202) 452-2611

Internet: http://www.bog.frb.fed.us/

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Office of External Affairs

1250 H Street, N.W., Fourth Floor Telephone: (202) 942-1640

Washington, D.C. 20005 Fax: (202) 942-1676

Internet: http://www.tsp.gov/

Federal Trade Commission

Office of Congressional Relations

Sixth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 404

Washington, D.C. 20580 Telephone: (202) 326-2195

Internet: http://www.ftc.gov Fax: (202) 326-3585

General Services Administration

Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs

18th and F Streets, N.W., Room 6105 Telephone: (202) 501-0563

Washington, D.C. 20405 Fax: (202) 219-5742

Internet: http://www.gsa.gov

Note: The following publications are frequently requested by congressional offices:

Annual Report of the General Services Administration

GSA Services Available to Members of Congress

What is GSA?

U.S. Real Property Sales List

Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program

Sale of Federal Surplus Personal Property

Federal Information Centers

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Consumer's Resource Handbook

Consumer Information Catalog

Federal Travel Directory

Contracting Opportunities with GSA

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Program Office

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Telephone: (202) 606-8339

Washington, D.C. 20506 Fax: (202) 606-8591

Internet: http://www.imls.gov E-mail: imsinfo@ims.gov

Note: Publications include National Needs Assessment of Small Emerging Minority and Rural Museums in the United States: A Report to Congress (September 1992); True Needs, True Partners: Museums and Schools Transforming Education (1996); True Needs, True Partners: 1998 Survey Highlights (1999); and To Listen and To Lead (1996).

Inter-American Foundation

Publications Office

901 N. Stuart Street, 10th Floor Telephone: (703) 306-4338 (publications)

Arlington, VA 22203 (703) 306-4301 (general)

Internet: http://www.iaf.gov/ Fax: (703) 306-4365

Legal Services Corporation

750 First Street, N.E. Telephone: (202) 336-8800

Washington, D.C. 20002-4250 Fax: (202) 336-8959

Internet: http://www.lsc.gov/

Marine Mammal Commission

4340 East-West Highway, Room 905 Telephone: (301) 504-0087

Bethesda, MD 20814 Fax: (301) 504-0099

E-mail: jtwiss@mmc.gov

Note: A publications list is available upon request.

Merit Systems Protection Board

Communications Officer

Office of the Clerk of the Board Telephone: (202) 653-7200

1120 Vermont Avenue, N.W. Fax: (202) 653-7130

Washington, D.C. 20419 E-mail: mspb@mspb.gov

Internet: http://www.mspb.gov

Note: A publications list is available upon request.

National Academy of Sciences

Office of Congressional and Government Affairs (OCGA)

National Research Council

2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Telephone: (202) 334-1601/334-1513

Washington, D.C. 20418 Fax: (202) 334-2419

Internet: http://www.nas.edu

http://www.nap.edu (National Academy Press)

Note: National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine are sister agencies of the National Academy of Sciences. Each functions along its own line of specialty. The operating arm of these organizations is the National Research Council. A publications list is available upon request. In addition, OCGA issues the monthly Academy Bulletin listing public meetings of the four institutions and recent releases. Inclusion on the mailing list is available free upon request.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Office of Legislative Affairs

Code L Telephone: (202) 358-1943

Washington, D.C. 20546 Fax: (202) 358-4343

Internet: http://www.nasa.gov

National Archives and Records Administration

NWCP, Marketing and Product Development Division

Washington, D.C. 20408 Telephone: (800) 234-8861

Fax: (202) 501-7170

Internet: http://www.nara.gov E-mail: inquire@nara.gov

Note: Some popular publications include:

Select List of Publications of the National Archives and Records Administration, a catalog of technical publications and finding aids. Free.

Prologue: the Journal of the National Archives. Quarterly; $4 per issue; subscription $16 per year.

Information leaflets include The National Archives, Genealogical Records in the National Archives, and Military Service Records in the National Archives.

Microfilm publications available for use and purchase are noted in the Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications ($5); Federal Population Census, 1790-1890s ($3.50); Federal Population Census, 1900 ($3.50); Federal Population Census, 1910 ($3.50), and Federal Population Census, 1920 ($3.50). For all orders under $50, add $3 for shipping and handling.

The above publications are available by going to the National Archives and Records Administration, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room G-7.

The Office of the Federal Register (202-523-5240/5227) and the Office of Presidential Libraries (301-713-6050) are administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

National Capital Planning Commission

Public Affairs Officer

801 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 301

Washington, D.C. 20576 Telephone: (202) 482-7200

Internet: http://www.ncpc.gov Fax: (202) 482-7272

Note: Visit NCPC's World Wide Web site to see Extending the Legacy: Planning America's Capital for the 21st Century, a bold vision of Washington, D.C., as it could be 50 to 100 years in the future.

The Legacy document and information about NCPC's other publications are available upon request.

National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

1110 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 820

Washington, D.C. 20005-3552 Telephone: (202) 606-9200

Internet: http://www.nclis.gov/ Fax: (202) 606-9203

Note: The Commission has a list of publications available. Information on these publications and related papers is available at the above Internet address.

National Council on Disability

Office of Public Affairs

1331 F Street, N.W., Suite 1050 Telephone: (202) 272-2004 (Voice)

Washington, D.C. 20004-1107 (202) 272-2074 (TTY)

Internet: http://www.ncd.gov Fax: (202) 272-2022

E-mail: mquigley@ncd.gov

Note: A publications list is available upon request. Recent reports include Enforcing the Civil Rights of Air Travelers with Disabilities: Recommendations for the Department of Transportation and Congress (1999), National Disability Policy: A Progress Report (1999), and Removing Barriers to Work: Action Proposals for the 105th Congress and Beyond (1997).

National Credit Union Administration

Director of Public and Congressional Affairs

1775 Duke Street Telephone: (703) 518-6330

Alexandria, VA 22314-3428 Fax: (703) 518-6409

Internet: http://www.ncua.gov

Note: A list of current publications is available and may be obtained at the agency's Internet address above. Publications include an annual report, NCUA Directory, Federal Credit Union Act, and Federal Credit Union Handbook.

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

1101 15th Street, N.W., Suite 700 Telephone: (202) 223-6042

Washington, D.C. 20005 Fax: (202) 293-9072

Internet: http://www.ned.org E-mail: allen@ned.org

Note: The NED's International Forum for Democratic Studies' Democracy Resource Center offers access to more than 10,000 titles and an electronic mailing list (Democracy-News). The Forum also publishes the Journal of Democracy.

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

National Endowment for the Arts

Office of Congressional Liaison

Nancy Hanks Center, Room 524

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20506 Telephone: (202) 682-5434

Internet: http://arts.endow.gov/ Fax: (202) 682-5638

National Endowment for the Humanities

Office of Governmental Affairs

Old Post Office Building

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20506 Telephone: (202) 606-8328

Internet: http://www.neh.gov/ Fax: (202) 606-8588

National Labor Relations Board

Division of Information

1099 14th Street, N.W., Room 9400 Telephone: (202) 273-1991

Washington, D.C. 20570-0001 Fax: (202) 273-1789

Internet: http://www.nlrb.gov/

Note: A list of publications may be obtained from the Division of Information.

National Mediation Board

Office of the Chief of Staff

1301 K Street, N.W., Suite 250 East Telephone: (202) 692-5030

Washington, D.C. 20572 Fax: (202) 692-5080

Internet: http://www.nmb.gov/

National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)

Office of Government Affairs

60 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E. Telephone: (202) 906-3937

Washington, D.C. 20002 Fax: (202) 906-3865

Internet: http://www.amtrak.com/

National Science Foundation

Office of Legislative and Public Affairs

4201 Wilson Boulevard Telephone: (703) 306-1070

Arlington, VA 22203 Fax: (703) 306-0158

Internet: http://www.nsf.gov E-mail: pubs@nsf.gov

National Transportation Safety Board

Office of Government and Public Affairs

800 Independence Avenue, S.W. Telephone: (202) 314-6120

Washington, D.C. 20594 Fax: (202) 314-6122

Internet: http://www.ntsb.gov E-mail: scottb@ntsb.gov

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Office of Congressional Affairs Telephone: (301) 415-1776

Washington, D.C. 20555 Fax: (301) 415-8571

Internet: http://www.nrc.gov/

Note: The NRC periodically publishes a list of new NRC publications. It also issues a weekly digest of NRC press releases. Members of Congress may receive either or both of these publications on a regular basis upon request. Most documents originated by NRC, or submitted to it for consideration, are placed in the Commission's Public Document Room on the lower level at 2120 L Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., for public inspection. In addition, documents related to a specific licensing proceeding or operation are made available in the local public document room established in the vicinity of each proposed or existing nuclear facility. More than 100 such rooms are now open to the public. Congressional offices may contact the NRC at the above number to determine the location of the most convenient document room for any interested person.

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

Office of Information

1120 20th Street, N.W., Ninth Floor Telephone: (202) 606-5398

Washington, D.C. 20036-3419 Fax: (202) 606-5050

Internet: http://www.oshrc.gov

Note: The Review Commission is the independent federal agency that resolves legal disputes between private employers and another agency, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), over allegations that work place safety or health violations exist. The Review Commission frequently receives requests from congressional staffers with constituent complaints about working conditions. These types of requests usually require information from the agency that inspects work places and promulgates the regulations covering job safety and health conditions. That agency is OSHA. As an adjudicatory agency, the Review Commission's involvement in work place issues begins after an inspection has been contested by an employer or employees' group.

Three publications that OSHRC produces are A Guide to Procedures, Rules of Procedure of the OSHRC, and Guide to E-Z Trial Procedures.

Office of Government Ethics

Attn: Congressional Liaison

1201 New York Avenue, N.W. Telephone: (202) 208-8000, ext. 1219

Suite 500 Fax: (202) 208-8037

Washington, D.C. 20005

Internet: http://www.usoge.gov/

Note: OGE's Web site provides a convenient method of obtaining ethics information such as ethics laws, regulations, opinions, forms, publications, pamphlets, and news. Also available for purchase is a CD-ROM which provides a quicker and easier way to research ethics issues with all essential reverences including executive branch ethics laws, executive orders, advisory opinions, select policy memoranda, ethics-related Federal Register issuances, OGE forms, and public and confidential financial disclosure review guides.

Office of Personnel Management

Congressional Liaison Office

B332 Rayburn House Office Building Telephone: Capitol ext. 5-4955

Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-4955 or (202) 632-6296

Internet: http://www.opm.gov Fax: (202) 632-0832

Note: This office serves both House and Senate.

Office of Special Counsel

Congressional and Public Affairs

1730 M Street, N.W., Suite 300 Telephone: Congressional - (202) 653-5163

Washington, D.C. 20036-4505 Public Affairs - (202) 653-7984

Internet: http://www.osc.gov/ Fax: (202) 653-5161

Note: Internet information provided includes coverage of prohibited personnel practices, the Hatch Act, and the Office of Special Counsel's Annual Reports to Congress.

Panama Canal Commission

Office of the Secretary

1825 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 1050 Telephone: (202) 634-6441

Washington, D.C. 20006 Fax: (202) 634-6439

E-mail: washingtonoffice@pancanal.com

Internet: http://www.pancanal.com/

Peace Corps

Office of Congressional Relations

1111 20th Street, N.W. Telephone: (202) 692-2245

Washington, D.C. 20526 Fax: (202) 692-2101

Internet: http://www.peacecorps.gov

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Communications and Public Affairs Department - 24000

1200 K Street, N.W., Suite 240 Telephone: (202) 326-4040

Washington, D.C. 20005-4026 Fax: (202) 326-4042

Internet: http://www.pbgc.gov

Note: Several publications are available upon request: A Predictable, Secure Pension for Life: Defined Benefit Pensions, Your Guaranteed Pension Booklet, Annual Report to Congress, and Small Business Guide. Fact sheets and pamphlets on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and related subjects are also available.

Postal Rate Commission

Administrative Office

1333 H Street, N.W. Telephone: (202) 789-6840

Washington, D.C. 20268 Fax: (202) 789-6861

Internet: http://www.prc.gov E-Mail: prc-admin@prc.gov

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Director of Communications

200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Telephone: (202) 690-9000

Humphrey Building, Room 738-H Fax: (202) 690-5211

Washington, D.C. 20201-0004

Note: Publications for children and adults are available (free of charge for single copies), as is the quarterly PCPFS Research Digest.

Railroad Retirement Board

Office of Legislative Affairs-Director

1310 G Street, N.W., Suite 500 Telephone: (202) 272-7742

Washington, D.C. 20005-3004 Fax: (202) 272-7728

Internet: http://www.rrb.gov/

E-mail: mpgibson@rrb.gov

Securities and Exchange Commission

Director of Legislative Affairs

450 Fifth Street, N.W., Room 6017 Telephone: (202) 942-0010

Washington, D.C. 20549-0602 Fax: (202) 942-9650

Internet: http://www.sec.gov

Note: The Commission prepares a frequently revised Publications List, which is available free of charge upon request.

Selective Service System

Public and Congressional Affairs

1515 Wilson Boulevard, Fourth Floor Telephone: (703) 605-4100

Arlington, VA 22209-2425 Fax: (703) 605-4106

Internet: http://www.sss.gov/

Sentencing Commission

Office of Publications and Public Affairs

1 Columbus Circle, N.E., Suite 2-500 South

Washington, D.C. 20002-8002 Telephone: (202) 502-4590

Internet: http://www.ussc.gov Fax: (202) 502-4529

Note: Publications include U.S. Sentencing Commission Guidelines Manual, Annual Report, report summaries, and a periodic newsletter called Guide Lines. A guide to publications and resources is updated annually.

Small Business Administration

Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs

409 Third Street, S.W. Telephone: (202) 205-6700

Washington, D.C. 20416 Fax: (202) 205-7374

Internet: http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov

Note: The Directory of Business Development Publications and other general information pamphlets are available upon request.

Smithsonian Institution

Office of Government Relations

1000 Jefferson Drive, S.W., Room 220 Telephone: (202) 357-2962

Washington, D.C. 20560 Fax: (202) 357-4604

Internet: http://www.si.edu

Note: A catalog of books published by the Smithsonian Institution Press is available. Requests for other publications should be addressed to the Office of Government Relations.

Social Security Administration

Congressional Relations Staff

3202 West High Rise

6401 Security Boulevard Telephone: (410) 965-3929

Baltimore, MD 21235 Fax: (410) 966-5388

Internet: http://www.ssa.gov

State Justice Institute

Executive Director

1650 King Street, Suite 600 Telephone: (703) 684-6100, ext. 214

Alexandria, VA 22314 Fax: (703) 684-7618

Internet: http://www.statejustice.org/ E-mail: dtevelin@statejustice.org

Note: The SJI Final Grant Guideline and other publications pertaining to the functions of the State Justice Institute are available upon request and on the Internet address above.

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

1 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 300 Telephone: (202) 898-2999

Washington, D.C. 20001 Publications/Technical Library: (423) 632-3464

Internet: http://www.tva.gov Fax: (202) 898-2998

Note: Information about a large number of publications on various topics may be obtained by calling the above office locally.

Trade and Development Agency

Congressional Relations

1621 North Kent Street, Suite 200 Telephone: (703) 875-4357

Arlington, VA 22209 Fax: (703) 875-4009

Internet: http://www.tda.gov

Note: Information on the TDA newsletters and hotline may be obtained by calling or writing the above office, or by accessing the Trade and Development Agency's Internet site above.

United States Commission on Civil Rights

Publications Unit

624 Ninth Street, N.W. Telephone: (202) 376-8110

Washington, D.C. 20425 Fax: (202) 376-7597

Internet: http://www.usccr.gov

Note: A complete listing of Commission publications is available upon request from the Commission at no cost. Single copies of major Commission publications are automatically distributed to each Member of Congress when issued.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Communications Office

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, S.W. Telephone: (202) 488-0446

Washington, D.C. 20024 Fax: (202) 488-2695

Internet: http://www.ushmm.org/ E-mail: dcolston@ushmm.org

Note: Several publications are available upon request from USHMM: Holocaust and Genocide Studies, a multidisciplinary scholarly journal published three times a year and considered the preeminent forum for the study and analysis of the Holocaust; Update, a bimonthly newsletter; and a variety of educational materials.

United States Information Agency

Congressional Liaison Office

301 Fourth Street, S.W., Room 852 Telephone: (202) 619-6828

Washington, D.C. 20547 Fax: (202) 619-6876

Internet: http://www.usia.gov

Note: The USIA is prohibited from distributing its program materials, except those exempted by congressional action, within the United States. On request, such materials are made available, for information purposes only, to Members of Congress and their staffs, and, at the Agency, to scholars, research students, and representatives of U.S. press associations, newspapers, magazines, and radio systems and stations.

Lists of USIA research reports are available at approximately 43 designated depository libraries in universities and other institutions throughout the country.

The USIA publication English Teaching Forum is sold by the Government Printing Office.

United States Institute of Peace

1200 17th St., N.W., Suite 200 Telephone: (202) 457-1700

Washington, D.C. 20036 Fax: (202) 429-6063

Internet: http://www.usip.org/ E-mail: usip_requests@usip.org

Note: Available upon request is a Biennial Report, a Guide to Specialists, and reports on issues involving international peace and conflict.

United States International Development Cooperation Agency

Agency for International Development

Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 6.10A

Washington, D.C. 20523 Telephone: (202) 712-4300

Internet: http://www.info.usaid.gov Fax: (202) 216-3237

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

1100 New York Avenue, N.W. Telephone: (202) 336-8400

Washington, D.C. 20527 Fax: (202) 408-9859

Internet: http://www.opic.gov/

United States International Trade Commission

Congressional Relations Officer

Office of External Relations

500 E Street, S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20436 Telephone: For questions: (202) 205-3151

Around-the-clock recorder to receive orders: (202) 205-1809

Internet: http://www.usitc.gov Fax: (202) 205-2139

United States Postal Service

Government Relations

Room 10804

United States Postal Service-Headquarters

Washington, D.C. 20260-3500 Telephone: (202) 268-3420

Internet: http://www.usps.gov Fax: (202) 268-3775

Note: The Government Printing Office publishes a circular each year covering the USPS publications on sale. This circular gives a brief description of the publication and the cost of each and can be used as an order blank. Copies of the circular are furnished to Members whenever they request publications for their constituents.

One copy each of the following publications is distributed automatically to each Member via the House and Senate Postmasters: Directory of Post Offices, Publication 65, National ZIP Code Directory, and Annual Report of the Postmaster General. An additional copy of each, as well as a USPS headquarters directory, can be obtained for the Member's use. No copies can be furnished for constituents; all of these are sold by the Superintendent of Documents.

Index by Agency


See Corporation for National and Community Service 22

Administration for Children and Families 13

Administration for Native Americans 13

Administration on Aging 13

Administration on Development Disabilities 13

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 20

Aeronautics and Space Administration, National 31

African Development Foundation 20

Agency for International Development

See United States International Development Cooperation Agency 41

Aging, Administration on 13

Agriculture, Department of 9

AID (Agency for International Development)

See United States International Development Cooperation Agency 41

Air Force, Department of the 11

Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration 13

Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Bureau of 18

American Battle Monuments Commission 20


Appalachian Regional Commission 20

Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 20

Archives and Records Administration, National 31

Army Corps of Engineers 11

Army, Department of the 11

Arts and the Humanities, National Foundation on the 33

Arts, National Endowment for the 33

Aviation Administration, Federal 14

Barriers Compliance Board, Architectural and Transportation 20

Census, Bureau of the 10

Centers for Disease Control 13

Central Intelligence Agency 21

Children and Families, Administration for 13

Civil Rights, United States Commission on 40

Coast Guard, United States 17

Commerce, Department of 10

Commission of Fine Arts 21

Commission on Civil Rights, United States 40

Commodity Futures Trading Commission 21

Communications Commission, Federal 25

Comptroller of the Currency, Office of the 19

Consumer Affairs, Office of (HHS) 12

Consumer Information Center 21

Consumer Product Safety Commission 22

Corporation for National and Community Service 22

Corporation for Public Broadcasting 22

Council of Economic Advisers 7

Council on Disability, National 32

Council on Environmental Quality 7

Credit Administration, Farm 24

Credit Union Administration, National 32

Customs Service, United States 18

Debt, Bureau of the Public 18

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 23

Defense, Department of 10

Democracy, National Endowment for 32

Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal 25

Development Agency, Trade and 39

Development Disabilities, Administration on 13

Disability, National Council on 32

Disease Control, Centers for 13

Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration, Alcohol 13

Drug Control Policy, Office of National 8

Economic Advisers, Council of 7

Economic Analysis, Bureau of (Commerce) 10

Economic Development Administration 10

Education, Department of 12

Election Commission, Federal 25

Employment Opportunity Commission, Equal 24

Endowment for Democracy, National 32

Energy, Department of 12

Engineering, National Academy of

See National Academy of Sciences 30

Engraving and Printing, Bureau of 18

Environmental Protection Agency 24

Environmental Quality, Council on 7

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 24


Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIMBANK) 24

Farm Credit Administration 24

Federal Aviation Administration 14

Federal Communications Commission 25

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 25

Federal Election Commission 25

Federal Emergency Management Agency 26

Federal Highway Administration 15

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 26

Federal Housing Finance Board 27

Federal Labor Relations Authority 27

Federal Maritime Commission 27

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 27

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 27

Federal Railroad Administration 15

Federal Reserve System 27

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 28

Federal Trade Commission 29

Federal Transit Administration 15


Financial Management Service (Treasury) 17

Fine Arts, Commission of 21

Firearms, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and 18

Fish and Wildlife Service, United States 13

Food and Drug Administration 13

Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, National 33

General Services Administration 29

Geological Survey, United States 13

Government Ethics, Office of 35

Government Printing Office, United States 4

Hazardous Materials Initiatives and Training, Office of 16

Health and Human Services, Department of 12

Health Care Financing Administration 13

Health Resources and Services Administration 13

Health Review Commission, Occupational Safety and 34

Health, National Institutes of 13

Highway Administration, Federal 15

Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National 15

Historic Preservation, Advisory Council on 20

Holocaust Memorial Museum, United States 40

Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Federal 26

Housing and Urban Development, Department of 13

Housing Finance Board, Federal 27

Humanities, National Endowment for the 33

Indian Affairs, Bureau of 13

Information Agency, United States 41

Information Center, Consumer 21

Institute of Medicine

See National Academy of Sciences 30

Institute of Museum and Library Services 29

Intelligence Agency, Central 21

Inter-American Foundation 30

Interior, Department of the 13

Internal Revenue Service 19

International Development Cooperation Agency, United States 41

International Trade Administration (Commerce) 10

International Trade Commission, United States 41

Justice Institute, State 39

Justice, Department of 14

Labor Relations Authority, Federal 27

Labor Relations Board, National 33

Labor, Department of 14

Land Management, Bureau of 13

Legal Services Corporation 30

Libraries and Information Science, National Commission on 32

Library of Medicine, National 13

Library Services, Institute of Museum and 29

Management and Budget, Office of 8

Marine Corps, United States 12

Marine Fisheries Service, National 10

Marine Mammal Commission 30

Maritime Administration (DOT) 15

Maritime Commission, Federal 27

Mediation and Conciliation Service, Federal 27

Mediation Board, National 33

Medicine, Institute of

See National Academy of Sciences 30

Mental Health Administration, Alcohol, Drug Abuse and 13

Merit Systems Protection Board 30

Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Federal 27

Minerals Management Services 13

Minority Business Development Agency 10

Mint, Bureau of the 18

Museum and Library Services, Institute of 29

National Academy of Engineering

See National Academy of Sciences 30

National Academy of Sciences 30

National Aeronautics and Space Administration 31

National and Community Service, Corporation for 22

National Archives and Records Administration 31

National Capital Planning Commission 31

National Commission on Libraries and Information Science 32

National Council on Disability 32

National Credit Union Administration 32

National Drug Control Policy, Office of 8

National Endowment for Democracy 32

National Endowment for the Arts 33

National Endowment for the Humanities 33

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities 33

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 15

National Institute of Standards and Technology 10

National Institutes of Health 13

National Labor Relations Board 33

National Library of Medicine 13

National Marine Fisheries Service 10

National Mediation Board 33

National Ocean Survey 10

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 10

National Park Service 13

National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) 34

National Research Council

See National Academy of Sciences 30

National Science Foundation 34

National Security Council 7

National Technical Information Service 10

National Telecommunication and Information Administration 10

National Transportation Safety Board 34

Native Americans, Administration for 13

Navy, Department of the 11

Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Defense 23

Nuclear Regulatory Commission 34

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission 34

Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National 10

Office of Consumer Affairs (HHS) 12

Office of Government Ethics 35

Office of Hazardous Materials Transportation 16

Office of Management and Budget 8

Office of National Drug Control Policy 8

Office of Personnel Management 35

Office of Science and Technology Policy 8

Office of Special Counsel 35

Office of Surface Mining (Interior) 13

Office of Territorial Affairs (Interior) 13

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 19

Office of Thrift Supervision 19

Office of U.S. Trade Representative 8


See Office of Management and Budget 8


See United States International Development Cooperation Agency 41

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

See United States International Development Cooperation Agency 41

Panama Canal Commission 36

Park Service, National 13

Patent and Trademark Office 10

Peace Corps 37

Peace Institute, United States 41

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 37

Personnel Management, Office of 35

Physical Fitness and Sports, President's Council on 37

Planning Commission, National Capital 31

Postal Rate Commission 37

Postal Service, United States 43

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports 37

Printing, Bureau of Engraving and 18

Product Safety Commission, Consumer 22

Public Broadcasting, Corporation for 22

Public Debt, Bureau of the 18

Public Health Service 13

Railroad Administration, Federal 15

Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK), National 34

Railroad Retirement Board 37

Reclamation, Bureau of 14

Research and Special Programs Administration (DOT) 15

Savings Bonds Division, United States

See Bureau of the Public Debt 18

Science and Technology Policy, Office of 8

Science Foundation, National 34

Sciences, National Academy of 30

Secret Service, United States 19

Securities and Exchange Commission 38

Security Council, National 7

Selective Service System 38

Sentencing Commission 38

Small Business Administration 38

Smithsonian Institution 39

Social Security Administration 39

Space Administration, National Aeronautics and 31

Special Counsel, Office of 35

St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 17

Standards and Technology, National Institute of 10

State Justice Institute 39

State, Department of 14

Superintendent of Documents 4

Surface Mining, Office of 13

Surface Transportation Board 17

Technical Information Service, National 10

Telecommunication and Information Administration, National 10

Tennessee Valley Authority 39

Territorial Affairs, Office of 13

Thrift Investment Board, Federal Retirement 28

Thrift Supervision, Office of 19

Tobacco and Firearms, Bureau of Alcohol, 18

Trade Administration, International (Commerce) 10

Trade and Development Agency 39

Trade Commission, Federal 29

Trade Representative, Office of the U.S. 8

Trademark Office, Patent and 10

Transit Administration, Federal 15

Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Architectural and 20

Transportation Safety Board, National 34

Transportation Safety Institute 16

Transportation Systems Center, Volpe National 17

Transportation, Department of 14

Treasurer of the United States 19

Treasury, Department of the 17

TVA 39

United States Coast Guard 17

United States Commission on Civil Rights 40

United States Customs Service 18

United States Fish and Wildlife Service 13

United States Geological Survey 13

United States Government Printing Office 4

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 40

United States Information Agency 41

United States Institute of Peace 41

United States International Development Cooperation Agency 41

United States International Trade Commission 41

United States Marine Corps 12

United States Postal Service 43

United States Savings Bonds Division

See Bureau of the Public Debt 18

United States Secret Service 19

Veterans Affairs, Department of 19

Volpe National Transportation Systems Center 17

White House 9

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