The National Archives has a website with sources to explain how you can find proposed federal rules and other presidential documents: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/
They also explain the importance of the Federal Register, the “official gazette of the United States Government” and what it is at http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/the-federal-register/
- Published daily, it has:
- Federal Agency Regulations
- Proposed Rules and Public Notices
- Executive Orders
- Other Presidential Documents
Administrative history buffs can read about the beginning of the Federal Register in March 1936 and its history at http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/the-federal-register/history.pdf .
Just need a Federal Register citation or a past rule in a prior version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) from the last seventy or so years? Want a copy of an early presidential executive order? Call the State Library of Arizona at (602) 926-3870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will search our print and online resources to find what you need!