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The president has the constitutional and statutory authority to issue executive orders and proclamations. Proclamations are formal public announcements, often relating to ceremonial or celebratory occasions, that can also have significant legal consequences. Executive orders have the force of law and generally direct an agency or official to take a specific action. The Archive of Weekly Compilations, in addition to the two general compilations of presidential documents described below, also includes the primary sources of presidential proclamations and executive orders.
An online journal of the U.S. legislative process maintained by the Library of Congress, named for Thomas Jefferson.
Primary documents from American history including:
The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) provides access to the official text of:
- Federal Laws
- Presidential Documents
- Administrative Regulations and Notices
Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.