Washington Information Directory 2011-2012


Washington Information Directory 2011-2012 is the definitive, one-stop resource for finding contacts at governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations in Washington, DC. This thoroughly researched guide provides fast and easy access to the most accurate, up-to-date information available. With more than 10,000 listings, this newest edition of Washington Information Directory offers the following:

Thoroughly updated coverage of the Obama administration, the Supreme ...

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Washington Information Directory 2011-2012 is the definitive, one-stop resource for finding contacts at governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations in Washington, DC. This thoroughly researched guide provides fast and easy access to the most accurate, up-to-date information available. With more than 10,000 listings, this newest edition of Washington Information Directory offers the following:

Thoroughly updated coverage of the Obama administration, the Supreme Court, immigration, health care, consumer safety, mortgage/student loans, the housing and credit crisis, privacy legislation and security, and political participation

A new Super Political Action Committees section in Chapter 19

Fully updated contact information for the 112th Congress, First Session

At-a-glance boxes with Congressional committees and subcommittees for the 112th Congress, First Session, on all topic areas

Facebook, Twitter, and mobile access to the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the government wherever available

This essential resource is easy to navigate, with nineteen chapters arranged alphabetically by subject:

Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition

Business and Economics

Communications and the Media

Culture and Religion


Employment and Labor


Environment and Natural Resources

Government Operations


Housing and Development

International Affairs

Law and Justice

Military Personnel and Veterans

National and Homeland Security

Science and Technology

Social Services and Disabilities


U.S. Congress and Politics

Washington Information Directory can be used to locate groups and organizations involved with immigration policy, contact a U.S. representative or senator, find an organization chart for a key government agency, locate agency and organization resources for counterterrorism, research internships and opportunities to get involved in local or national politics, and much more.

Washington Information Directory 2011-2012 is available online. With the online edition you can take advantage of advanced search and browse capabilities that allow you to find contacts in the national capital area with speed and accuracy. You can also build and export customized lists of favorite contacts and organizations. Consult your librarian or search your online catalog today to find Washington Information Directory and other CQ Press online resources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608717361
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/11/2011
  • Pages: 992
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Reference Boxes and Organization Charts ix

Preface xi

How to Use This Directory xii

Map of Capitol Hill xiv

1 Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition 1

Commodities, Farm Produce 10

Farm Loans, Insurance, and Subsidies 17

Food and Nutrition 18

Livestock and Poultry 28

2 Business and Economics 30

Consumer Protection 47

Finance and Investments 55

Industrial Production, Manufacturing 64

Insurance 69

Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks 71

Sales and Services 73

Small and Disadvantaged Business 75

3 Communications and the Media 81

Government Information 90

Internet and Related Technologies 97

Media Professions and Resources 102

4 Culture and Religion 111

Arts and Humanities 112

History and Preservation 127

Philanthropy, Public Service, and Volunteerism 135

Recreation and Sports 140

Religion 143

Travel and Tourism 149

5 Education 152

Libraries and Educational Media 163

Postsecondary Education 166

Preschool, Elementary, Secondary Education 173

Special Groups in Education 177

Special Topics in Education 183

6 Employment and Labor 190

Employment and Training Programs 198

Equal Employment Opportunity 205

Labor-Management Relations 210

Pensions and Benefits 214

Workplace Safety and Health 216

7 Energy 220

Electricity 232

Fossil Fuels 235

Nuclear Energy 240

Renewable Energies, Alternative Fuels 244

8 Environment and Natural Resources 248

Animals and Plants 259

Pollution and Toxins 266

Resources Management 273

9 Government Operations 286

Census, Population Data 295

Civil Service 295

Federal Contracts and Procurement 303

Postal Service 304

Public Administration 308

State and Local Government 309

10 Health 314

Health Professions 333

Health Services for Special Groups 343

Health Topics: Research and Advocacy 349

Mental Health 373

11 Housing and Development 376

Community and Regional Development 380

Construction 388

Fire Prevention and Control 395

Housing 396

Real Estate 400

12 International Affairs 408

Immigration and Naturalization 425

International Law and Agreements 427

International Trade and Development 434

Regional Affairs 446

13 Law and Justice 461

Business and Tax Law 470

Civil Rights 475

Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties 484

Criminal Law 490

Law Enforcement 500

Legal Professions and Resources 502

Public Interest Law 504

14 Military Personnel and Veterans 507

Defense Personnel 511

Military Education and Training 520

Military Grievances and Discipline 522

Military History and Honors 524

Reserves and National Guard 529

Veterans 531

15 National and Homeland Security 538

Arms Control, Disarmament, and Threat Reduction 550

Borders, Customs, and Immigration 553

Defense Trade and Technology 555

Emergency Preparedness and Response 561

Intelligence and Counterterrorism 572

Military Installations 579

Procurement, Acquisition, and Logistics 581

16 Science and Technology 584

Biology and Life Sciences 595

Engineering 599

Environmental and Earth Sciences 601

Mathematical, Computer, and Physical Sciences 605

Social Sciences 610

Space Sciences 613

17 Social Services and Disabilities 619

Children and Families 625

Disabilities 633

Homelessness 642

Social Security 643

18 Transportation 646

Air Transportation 653

Maritime Transportation 661

Motor Vehicles 666

Rail Transportation 674

Transit Systems 675

19 U.S. Congress and Politics 678

Access to Congressional Information 679

Campaigns and Elections 682

Capitol 688

Caucuses: Organizations of Members 689

Congress at Work 693

Congressional Support Groups 698

Political Advocacy 702

Political Party Organizations 712

Appendix: 112th Congress 715

Delegations to the 112th Congress 716

House Committees 721

House Leadership and Partisan Committees 739

House Members' Offices 740

Joint Committees of Congress 788

Senate Committees 790

Senate Leadership and Partisan Committees 803

Senate Members' Offices 804

Appendix: Ready Reference 822

Directory of Government Information on the

Internet 824

Governors and Other State Officials 829

Foreign Embassies, U.S. Ambassadors, and Country

Desk Offices 838

Freedom of Information Act 851

Privacy Legislation 854

Name Index 857

Organization Index 895

Subject Index 939

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