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Recovery.gov is a website that lets you, the taxpayer, figure out where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (signed by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009), is going. The money is being distributed by Federal agencies, and soon you'll be able to see where it's going -- to which states, to which congressional districts, even to which Federal contractors. Also included is the full text of the act, known as the 'Stimulus Plan'.
At the official website for United States Social Security you can create a free account to check your statements, manage your benefits, and calculate your retirement benefits. Visitors can also check on their social security number and what to do if you need a replacement card, learn how to get your name changed on your social security card, see what benefits are available, and more.
This site provides a convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state, city, and county governments. Only pages that are controlled and managed by state and local government agencies are included.
The Stacks at AccessMyLibrary provides instant and easy access to articles focused on the subject of Government, Law, and Politics. From publications like the Stanford Law Review and the Yale Law Journal, as well as its broad coverage of popular topics like Political Science and International Relations, AccessMyLibrary gives you free and unlimited access to newspaper archives, journal articles, magazine back issues, reference works and more, all courtesy of your local library!