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Legislative Agencies and Commissions

Architect of the Capitol

The Architect of the Capitol manages and maintains the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, U.S. House office buildings, U.S. Senate office buildings, Supreme Court buildings, Library of Congress buildings, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and the U.S. Capitol Grounds.

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Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, is an independent commission of the U.S. federal government. For 40 years, the Commission has monitored compliance with the Helsinki Accords and advanced comprehensive security through promotion of human rights, democracy, and economic, environmental, and military cooperation in the 57-nation OSCE region.

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Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office produces independent, nonpartisan, analyses of economic and budgetary issues to support the congressional budget process.

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Congressional-Executive Commission on China

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China was created by Congress to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China, and to submit an annual report to the president and Congress. The Commission consists of nine senators, nine members of the House of Representatives, and five senior administration officials appointed by the president.

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Congressional Research Service

The Congressional Research Service serves Congress throughout the legislative process by providing comprehensive and reliable legislative research and analysis that are timely, objective, authoritative, and confidential, thereby contributing to an informed national legislature.

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Copyright Office

The Copyright Office administers the national copyright system and provides advice on copyright law to Congress, federal agencies, the courts, and the public.

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Government Accountability Office

The Government Accountability Office gathers information to help Congress determine how effectively Executive Branch agencies do their jobs.

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Government Publishing Office

The Government Publishing Office publishes and distributes official government publications to Congress, federal agencies, federal depository libraries, and the public.

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Library of Congress

The Library of Congress provides Congress with objective research to inform the legislative process, administers the national copyright system, and manages the largest collection of books, recordings, photographs, maps, and manuscripts in the world.

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Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission reviews federal and state Medicaid and CHIP policies and makes recommendations to Congress, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the states.

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Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission advises Congress on a range of issues that affect Medicare, including payments, services, access, and regulations.

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Office of Congressional Workplace Rights

Formerly known as the Office of Compliance, the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights advances workplace rights, safety, health, and accessibility in the Legislative Branch.

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Open World Leadership Center

The Open World Leadership Center administers the Open World program. This foreign exchange program brings future leaders from the former Soviet states to the United States to meet with members of Congress.

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Stennis Center for Public Service

The Stennis Center for Public Service is bipartisan legislative branch agency created by Congress in 1988 to promote and strengthen the highest ideals of public service in America.

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United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission

The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission monitors, investigates, and submits to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action.

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United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission created by the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act that monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad. USCIRF uses international standards to monitor religious freedom violations globally and makes policy recommendations to the president, secretary of state, and Congress. 

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United States Capitol Police

The United States Capitol Police work to protect life and property, investigate criminal acts, and enforce traffic regulations on U.S. Capitol Grounds. Officers also protect members of Congress, employees, and visitors.

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United States Capitol Visitor Center

The United States Capitol Visitor Center is a large addition to the U.S. Capitol complex, which provides amenities for the U.S. Congress and millions of visitors each year.

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United States Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Through its work and activities, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly facilitates parliamentary awareness and understanding of the critical issues that affect the security of the Euro-Atlantic area and supports national parliamentary oversight over defense and security.

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Other Resources


As a part of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), USAJOBS helps recruit and retain a world-class government workforce for the American people.

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