Welcome to the new GRA Resource Center!  This page is dedicated to the many links, websites and resources that the government relations professional will need access to in order to be compliant and successful.  Whether you are a lobbyist, fundraiser, grassroots professional, public policy advocate or a member of academia, this page is dedicated to you. 

As you might imagine, this is intended to be a work in perpetual progress, with new links and resources added as you -- our colleagues in the profession -- inform us of new, overlooked or better resources and links that you've used.  So, feel free to link to this page 24/7 and, please, let us know of any sites you have found especially helpful in your career.  Each week we will update and revise the page to ensure it is up-to-date and continues to be a helpful resource to the GR professional.  Enjoy!

Lobbying Reports -- House and Senate:

Lobbying Disclosure Home Page:

https://lda.congress.gov/LD/default.aspx

Lobbying Disclosure Log-In Page:

https://lda.congress.gov/LD/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fLD%2fforms%2fClients.aspx

https://www.senate.gov/legislative/lobbyingdisc.htm#lobbyingdisc=lda

 

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports:

https://crsreports.congress.gov/

https://www.everycrsreport.com

 

Historical & Educational:

Lobbying Industry -- Written by Sen. Robert Byrd (A Must Read):

Sen. Robert Byrd on Lobbyists

Federal Election Commission (FEC): 

http://www.FEC.gov

FEC Filing & Reports Links:

https://www.fec.gov/data/browse-data/?tab=filings 

FEC Legal & Legislative Resources:

https://www.fec.gov/legal-resources/legislation/

FEC Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYIS_oOZNUI

 

Video Tutorials:

FEC Video on History & Mission:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYIS_oOZNUI

9 Videos on Legislative Process:Library of Congress:

https://www.congress.gov/legislative-process

CQ/Roll Call: What Is A Continuing Resolution?:

What Is A CR?

Federal Register

https://www.federalregister.gov/

A daily publication of the US federal government that issues proposed and final administrative regulations of federal agencies.

Federal Register Inspections Desk 

https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/current

A preview of documents scheduled to be published in the daily Federal Register. Agency regulations are not official until they are published in the Federal Register

 Federal Docket System

https://www.regulations.gov/

Proposed rules, final rules, and notices published in the Federal Register and soliciting comment from members of the public can be searched and found on this site. Comments on federal proposed rules and requests for information are submitted to federal agencies using this site.

 OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

https://www.reginfo.gov/public/jsp/Utilities/index.myjsp

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the White House Office of Management and Budget is the U.S. Government’s central authority for the review of Executive Branch regulations, approval of government information collections, establishment of government statistical practices, and coordination of federal privacy policy. 

 Regulations and the Rulemaking Process

https://www.reginfo.gov/public/jsp/Utilities/faq.myjsp#reg_rule

OIRA's summary of the federal rulemaking process.

 Administrative Procedures Act

https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/laws/administrative-procedure

Statutory language of the federal Administrative Procedures Act (APA), the law which governs the process for federal administrative agencies to establish regulations and other agency actions.

 Code of Federal Regulations

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/cfr 

An electronic index of all codified general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the federal government. 

 GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/gaoreports

An electronic index of reports, audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

 Tutorial: Federal Register Workshop

https://youtu.be/VNREdaLVEz0

A recorded workshop conducted by the Office of the Federal Register, what it is and how to use it.

 Tutorial: Master the CFR: Researching the Code of Federal Regulations

https://youtu.be/AYIEYSyMWtU

A tutorial produced by the Office of the Federal Register on how to use the Code of Federal Regulations to research the history or determine the accuracy of federal regulations.