Policy Paper -- Final Research Project -- January 2016

Congress.gov

Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public.
https://www.congress.gov/

Open Congress

OpenCongress allows you to follow legislation in Congress, from bill introduction to floor vote, as well as profiles for senators and representatives. Enter a lawmaker’s name, issue topic or bill number to search OpenCongress. Get information on who represents you, find relevant legislation and learn how to take action. Check out House and Senate profile pages to see what bills lawmakers sponsor, voting records, campaign contributions and how to contact them.
https://www.opencongress.org/bill/pending

NY State Assembly
Search for bills in the NY State Assembly by topic area and year.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/

NY State Senate
Search for bills in the NY State Senate - view a summary of a bill, its purpose, its sponsors, and its status in the senate.
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation

NY City Council
Search for NYC legislation by topic and session.
http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/Legislation.aspx


EasyBib

Enter information about your source and Easybib will generate your citation automatically.
http://www.easybib.com/




Interest Groups Project -- December 2015


National Rifle Association
https://home.nra.org/

National Abortion Rights Action League - this site is blocked in school; you must search from home.
www.prochoiceamerica.org/

American Beverage Association
http://www.ameribev.org/

American Restaurant Association
http://www.americanrestaurantassociation.com/

Motion Picture Association of America
http://www.mpaa.org/

National Association of Manufacturers
http://www.nam.org/

NY Public Interest Research Group - NYPIRG
http://www.nypirg.org/

National Education Association
http://www.nea.org/



VoteSmart - Special Interest Groups page
"VoteSmart's mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to all Americans."
Browse Interest Groups and see which candidates the groups have endorsed.
http://votesmart.org/interest-groups#.Vl5TdHarTIU


OpenSecrets - Center for Responsive Politics
This site tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, providing information on federal campaign contributions and lobbying data and analysis.
http://www.opensecrets.org/