This guide focuses on how to access the Public Papers of the President. These documents include executive orders and proclamations, nominations, announcements, transcripts of speeches and press conferences. These documents also include the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents (replaces the Weekly Compilation as of January 29, 2009) and the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (replaced by the Daily Compilation as of January 29, 2009).
Different types of Presidential Documents can also be found in additional resources. Including:
In the CFR
Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations includes executive orders and proclamations, administrative orders, and reorganization plans. For how to access the C.F.R., see the Code of Federal Regulations guide.
In Congressional Documents
In the Federal Register
In the Statutes at Large
The U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News (USCCAN) includes executive orders and proclamations, reorganization plans, and signing statements (since 1986). For how to access USCCAN, see the Federal Acts (Public Laws) guide.
Whitehouse.gov includes presidential Actions, including Executive Orders and Proclamations, as well as speeches and other statements of the current president.
Select Presidential Documents may also be available through the National Archives and The American Presidency Project at UC Santa Barbara.