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Government Information: Legislative Branch

Provides an overview of the FDLP and GPO. Also links to other government information sources/portals for librarians and the public.

United States Senate

The authority of Congress to investigate is an implied constitutional power. As James Madison explained in The Federalist Papers, "In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men…, you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself." Congress has exercised this investigative power since the earliest days of the republic.

Louisiana's Senators

United States House of Representatives

Elected to a two-year term, each representative serves the people of a specific congressional district by introducing bills and serving on committees, among other duties.

Louisiana's Representatives

Official Seals


Subject Guide

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Abbie Landry
Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library
Office #309E
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches LA 71497