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Federal Depository Library Information Guide

Information on locating and using Government Documents at Trexler Library.

Legislative Branch

The Legislative branch of the Federal Government consists of Congress (which itself is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives), as well as various agencies and offices that provide support to Congress.

The Legislative branch is responsible for:

  • Writing proposed laws (legislation)
  • Confirming (or rejecting) presidential nominations for heads of federal agencies as well as federal judges and Supreme Court Justices.
  • Congress has the authority to declare war.

U.S. Legislators, Legislation, and Laws

U.S. Legislators, Legislation, and Laws