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President of the United States of America

Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States on November 8, 2016, and sworn in on January 20, 2017.

Visit the White House online for more information on the Trump administration, to see the White House schedule, learn about recent legislation, view photos and videos, brush up on your presidential history and much more.

Helpful Government Publications & Websites

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
This online directory of grants and loans is mostly aimed at local governments and federally recognized Native American tribal governments. Still, individuals may be eligible for some of the assistance offered here, especially if they know how to write a grant proposal!

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations 

The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is a currently updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).   The e-CFR is an editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments produced by the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Publishing Office. The material in the e-CFR is updated on a daily basis.

Federal Register-Each day Federal agencies publish numerous documents in the Federal Register, including proposed rules, final rules, public notices, and Presidential actions. The print-based, official edition of the Federal Register displays information in a dense format (3-column PDF) that makes it difficult to read, or to process regulatory data in meaningful and innovative ways. The Office of the Federal Register  posts this unofficial, HTML edition of the Federal Register on FederalRegister.gov to overcome the technical limitations of the official PDF edition and to demonstrate how an alternate  version can effectively convey regulatory information to the public. This HTML version is presented in a unique web journal format known as “Federal Register 2.0,”

FedStats--Provides access to the whole range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. With convenient searching and linking capablilties to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more, FedStats offers one-stop access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information.

US Government Manual, Current ed.-As the official handbook of the Federal Government, the United States Government Manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the United States participates; and boards, commissions, and committees.

Popular Federal Agencies

Federal Legislative Branch

Federal Judicial Branch

The judicial branch is made up of the Supreme Court, Lower Courts, Special Courts, and court support organizations.

The Federal Courts

Supreme Court of the U.S. Official Website

U.S. District Courts These are the trial courts of the federal court system. The district courts have jurisdiction to hear almost all categories of federal cases, including both civil and criminal matters. There are 94 federal judicial districts, including at least one district in each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  (Printable Circuit/District map (pdf)).  For New Jersey, please see US District Court of New Jersey.  Also see the Courts Locator for a listing of all the federal courts websites.