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Selected Public Policy Websites
National Conference of State Legislatures
"Bipartisan organization providing states support, ideas, connections and a strong voice on Capitol Hill."
"Brookings brings together more than 300 leading experts in government and academia from all over the world who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations and analysis on a full range of public policy issues."
A "public policy research organization ... dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues."
Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies
Located in the School of Public Affairs at American University, scholars research public policy issues, provide expert testimony before Congress, and are often called upon by the media to give their opinions.
Center for Public Integrity
A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization using investigave journalism to inform the public about "abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions."
Pew Research Center
"Nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world."
Vote Smart - Facts Matter
Provides background information of federal and state legislators including voting records on specific bills. Also included on the site are interest group ratings, public statements of state and local officials, and directories of officials down to the local level.
" Nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps diverse leaders and citizens navigate divisive, complex issues and work together to find solutions.