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United States Government

  • Information, sources and services from U.S. local, state and federal government agency websites
  • U.S. Government Manual: Official federal government handbook; information about the legislative, judicial and executive agencies, on quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the U.S. participates, boards, commissions and committees
  • Contact Elected Officials: Call, email, or mail U.S. state and federal elected officials and government agencies.
  • Statistical Abstract: Statistics on the social, political and economic organization of the U.S.
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Federal Executive

  • Executive Office of the President
  • The President’s Cabinet
  • Code of Federal Regulations: The rules of the departments and agencies of the Executive Branch.
  • Federal Agencies and Commissions
      • Highlighted federal agencies:
        • Bureau of the Census: Data on the population and demographics of the United States that can be broken down to local levels.
        • Bureau of Consular Affairs: International travel information that includes how to get a passport and travel advisories for other countries.
        • Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment and earnings data on national, state and local levels.
        • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Information on diseases and conditions, healthy living, maintaining health while travelling, emergency preparedness, as well as a number of tools for data and statistics on diseases.
        • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Information for consumers on loans, frauds and scams, credit reporting, and more. This site also has a section with data and research on consumer trends.
        • Food and Drug Administration: Find recall information here on food, drugs, cosmetics, and more.
        • GovInfo: GovInfo provides free online access to official Federal Government Publications. This is the official website for the Government Printing Office.
        • Find answers to your questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace. The open enrollment period is generally in the fall each year, but you may be eligible for a special enrollment period after certain life changes.
        • Housing and Urban Development: Information on housing and rental assistance, as well as loans for home improvement.
        • Internal Revenue Service: Find tax forms, information on your returns, get your tax record, or view information for charities and nonprofits on tax filings.
        • Medicaid: Information on Medicaid, which provides health insurance to low-income individuals, and CHIP, which provides families and children with health coverage via the states.
        • Medicare: Health insurance for individuals 65 and older, individuals under 65 with certain disabilities, and any individuals with end-stage Renal Disease.
        • National Archives and Records Center: This federal agency collects and preserves documents that record important events in American history, and makes these documents available for research.
        • Social Security Administration: The federal agency that provides financial protection to Americans who have retired or are on disability.
        • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Information and forms for applying for a green card or citizenship, as well as various tools and legal resources.
        • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR: Information on public companies, mutual funds and variable annuities.
        • Veterans Affairs: Programs for veterans and their family members, including health care, education, pensions, home loans, and more.

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Federal Legislative

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Federal Judicial

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Pennsylvania Government

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Manual: Official handbook; includes Pennsylvania history, the constitution and elections, profiles of the executive, judicial and legislative branches including information on the powers, functions and duties of those offices.
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PA Executive

  • Governor
  • Compass: An all-in-one site that assists in applying for state social services, such as SNAP, CHIP, medical assistance or long-term care.
  • Pennsylvania State Data Center: Pennsylvania’s official source of demographic and economic data.
  • PA Employment: Find and apply for job openings in state government.
      • Highlighted State agencies:
        • Department of Aging: Find state and local level resources for the aging and for caregivers.
        • Department of Environmental Protection: Learn about state initiatives to control pollution and preserve resources. Explore reports on the environment or report an environmental hazard.
        • Department of Health: Follow the news on state-level disease prevention initiatives and find information on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This department also covers information on medical marijuana, nursing home complaints, the opioid epidemic, and birth and death certificates.
        • Department of Human Services: Go here if you need to report abuse of either a child or adult with disabilities, to find information on daycare centers, or Children, Youth and Families offices in your area, or to apply for state government benefits.
        • PennDOT: Find information on renewing licenses and registrations or the new REAL ID requirements. This department also runs 511PA which provides real-time travel hazard, roadwork, and incident reports on roads that you travel on in Pennsylvania.
        • Department of State: Key services include online voter registration, information on campaign finance, business registration, a search of registered state charities, and licensing for multiple professions.
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PA Legislative

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PA Judicial

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Chester County Government

Municipal Governments

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