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Federal Legislation

Background Information and Policy Analysis

Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations (sometimes called administrative law) published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the federal government

JCAR Illinois Administrative Code

Similar to its federal counterpart (the CFRs), the Administrative Code prescribes the process that all of the state's departments and agencies must follow when establishing administrative regulations (or "rules"). Regulations in Illinois are promulgated for the purpose of interpreting or implementing provisions of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS).

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (now known as Assistance Listings on

Database of federal assistance programs available to state and local governments, organizations, institutions, etc.

Green Book 2018

Background material and data on major programs within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports (Library of Congress)

CRS is the public policy research arm of Congress. This legislative branch agency works exclusively for Members of Congress, their committees and their staffs. It provides high-quality research and analysis for committees and members of Congress. These reports, studies, and issue briefs are succinct and well-researched and many are regularly updated.

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports 

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. GAO reports evaluate and analyze government programs and funding.

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