The Center for Legislative Archives

Records of Legislative Branch Organizations

The Center for Legislative Archives has records of the legislative branch agencies and organizations listed below. Each agency's or organization's link will take you to its organization authority record in the National Archives' Catalog, which provides more information. To view descriptions of the agency's or organization's records, click on the link(s) under "Role(s)" in the organization authority record.

Most of the Center's records are located at the National Archives building in Washington, DC. Detailed contact information can be found at the bottom of each description record in the Catalog.

Please contact the Center by phone at (202) 357-5350 or by email at if the agency or organization you are looking for is not included in this list.

Commission on the Construction of the House of Representatives Office Building (1903-circa 1907)
Also known as Commission to Supervise the Construction of an Office Building, House of Representatives; House Commission; House Office Building Commission

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (1976- )
Also known as Helsinki Commission; U.S. Helsinki Commission

Congressional Budget Office (1975- )

Democratic Policy Committee (1947-2012)

Government Accountability Office (2004- )
Also includes General Accounting Office (1921-2004)

Government Printing Office (1861- )

  • Publications of the U.S. Government

Office of Technology Assessment (1972-1995)

Republican Policy Committee (1947- )
Also known as Senate Republican Policy Committee; Republican Politician Committee

Senate Spouses (1917- )
Also known as Ladies of the Senate; Senate Ladies Red Cross Unit; Senate Wives' Club

U.S. Capitol Police (1828- )