State and Federal Government Information
The Iowa State Legislature page provides access to information about Iowa legislators and legislation, both current and historical.
For help navigating the website, the State of Iowa has provided several helpful tutorials. These four are a great place to start:
Overview of the Iowa Legislative Site - Start here to learn about different parts of the website and where to find information.
Bills Quick Search - Looking for information on a specific piece of legislation? This video will show you how to do that.
Legislative Contacts - How to find out who your representatives are and how to contact them. FYI - "Links to Legislator Websites" doesn't seem to be available anymore but the rest is still very accurate.
Subscriptions and Bills & Rules Watch - This is a great way to get alerts if you want to follow what is going on with specific legislation or with certain topics or parts of the state government.
Find more video tutorials here.
The Iowa Judiciary Page provides access to information about court records and forms, jury service, information about attorneys and more. The Iowa Judicial Branch dedicates itself to providing independent and accessible forums for fair and prompt resolution of disputes, administering justice under law equally to all persons.
Did you know that the Iowa Judiciary has a monthly podcast? Take a listen to "In the Balance"
USAGov is the official guide to government information and services. Providing an overview of all government departments and services, USA.gov helps you locate and understand government benefits, programs, and information.
This branch is made up of Congress (the Senate and House of Representatives) and special agencies and offices that provide support services to Congress.
The first page includes a way to find your representatives by name or by typing in your address.
Clicking the link for "Legislation" will bring you to a page where you can search or browse legislation and other congressional business.
You can also sign up for email alerts and there is a video tutorial showing you how to do that.
Find information about how to contact the president, press releases and administration priorities.
Federal courts hear cases involving the constitutionality of a law, cases involving the laws and treaties of the U.S. ambassadors and public ministers, disputes between two or more states, admiralty law, also known as maritime law, and bankruptcy cases.
The Supreme Court is the highest tribunal in the Nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution or the laws of the United States. The Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States eight associate justices.
The Supreme Court website provides access to opinions, recent decisions and the court calendar.