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United States Government Documents: The Congress, the Presidency, and the Courts.

Lynn Thitchener, Government Selector. With gratitude to Fred Muratori, creator of the original US Government Documents guide.

Executive Orders : Overview

Online Sources ~ Print Sources

"Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.

The text of Executive orders appear in the daily Federal Register as each Executive order is signed by the President and received by the Office of the Federal Register. The text of Executive orders beginning with Executive Order 7316 of March 13, 1936, also appears in the sequential editions of Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

NOTE: The total number of Executive orders issued for each administration includes number-and-letter designated orders, such as 9577-A, 9616-A, etc."  [National Archives FAQ's About Executive Orders]

Presidential Executive Orders : Online Sources


The text of Executive orders appears in the daily Federal Register as each Executive order is signed by the President and received by the Office of the Federal Register:


Executive Orders are also included in the Compilation of Presidential Documents. "The Compilation of Presidential Documents collection consists of the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents and the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents which are the official publications of materials released by the White House Press Secretary. The Compilation of Presidential Documents is published by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). " (GPO: About the Compilation of Presidential Documents)

Presidential Executive Orders : Print Sources

1936/1938 - (latest published volume) Code of Federal Regulations: Title 3

 

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