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United States Government Information: Legislative Branch

Federal information for all branches, including the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial arms of the United States government.

The Legislative Branch - Introduction

The Legislative Branch of the United States Government is responsible for making and passing laws. The United States Congress, composed of two houses, the House and the Senate, is the primary organ of the Legislative Branch. The Legislative branch creates laws. Laws are enforced by the executive branch through regulations and interpreted by the judicial branch through the Courts.

This page contains resources for finding legislative branch documents and general information about the legislative branch of government. Consult the Government Research Basics page in this guide for other government overview resources.

To find information about specific aspects of the Legislative Branch of the United States Government, see the pages below:

      Researching Current Federal Legislation and Regulations

      The United States Capitol Building

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      The Legislative Process