Government and Politics

  • CQ MoneyLine
    Find contributors to past and current political campaigns, including recipients and amounts given. Donors with multiple contributions will be listed more than once. Enter the donor’s name, employer or occupation, or geographic location in the Search box and click Go.
  • USA.gov
    USA.gov is a free service enabling easy and rapid access to U.S. government information that has been posted on the Internet. Links to city and county government sites, departmental and agency info, statistics, current legislation, and more. Of particular interest may be state-specific economic data.
  • OpenSecrets
    Find contributors to past and current political campaigns, including recipients and amounts given. Donors with multiple contributions will be listed more than once. Enter name, election cycles, internet security code and submit. Sort through the returned list to choose only the contributions associated with your prospect.
  • The Plum Book
    The Plum Book, published after each presidential election, lists the salaries of over 7,000 civil service employees in the federal government. The “Legend” PDF near the top of the page gives explanations of terms. The “Federal Salary Schedules” PDF in the APPENDICES section at the bottom gives pay grades.
  • Political Graveyard
    Biographical information about American politicians—both living and dead. Searchable by name, office held, state, date born or died, cause of death, and other categories.
  • SearchGov.com
    Information source for the federal government, with links to agencies such as Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - and others. SearchGov also links to state and local government sites.
  • State and Local Government on the Net
    Links to state offices, commissions, and Tennessee county and city websites. Note: State and Local Government on the Net is not affiliated with any branch of government. Although these pages are updated frequently, they are not as up-to-date as the information contained on individual state and local government servers.
  • Tennessee Government
    Tennessee’s government webpage, with state history and facts; links to federal, state and local agencies; and information on employment, travel, education, and business.