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MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH POLICY INFORMATION
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Issue and policy briefs are short summaries of a particular issue, policy, or problem.
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FEDERAL LEGISLATURE AND POLICIES
Congress.Gov: United States Legislative Information
Congress.gov is the official source for federal legislative information. It currently includes all data sets available on THOMAS.gov except nominations, treaties and communications.
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
The CBO produces independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process. The agency is strictly nonpartisan and conducts objective, impartial analysis.
Congressional Staff Directory
Search for and find Capitol Hill contacts using the latest employee data available from Congress.
GovTrack.us tracks the United States Congress and helps Americans participate in their national legislature by publishing the status of federal legislation, information about your representative and senators in Congress including voting records, and original research on bills and votes.
How our laws are made
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NATIONAL HEALTH POLICY INFORMATION
BROWSE THESE WEBSITES FOR POLICY INFO & MORE
RWJF Policy Briefs
Policy briefs on a variety of topics from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Kaiser Family Foundation
Includes many issue briefs, reports, and articles that may have policy information.
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Non-profit organization that advocates for nutrition, food safety, and other public health issues. Find information about food safety, ingredients of concern, current & pending legislation, and the organization's campaigns.