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Been awhile since you studied U.S. Government in school? We've put together some helpful information to help you brush up on how government works and how you can be an effective citizen. Want to know what's going on in Washington? Check out the government information below.
Representation & Legislative Process, Committees and Helpful Links
The Executive Branch
The Legislative Process
- 111th Congress Legislative Calendar
- How a Bill Becomes a Law
- Helpful Legislative Definitions
- Tips on Writing to Your Elected Officials
- Tips on Meeting with Your Elected Officials
- Tips on Writing Letters to the Editor and Op-Eds
Who Represents Me?
Contacting Politicians, Government Officials, Oil Companies & Inter-Governmental Organisations
We are judged by how we act - our reputation is upheld by how we live up to our core values honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our eight Business Principles are based on these core values and indicate how we promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, and pride in what we do.
Federal and State Relations lobbyists for Shell work on a bipartisan basis with many elected officials. The search screen, below, can be used to access background information on your federal and state representatives, contact information, as well as voting records on legislation of importance to the oil, gas and petrochemical industry and the general business community.
A scorecard on voting can be a useful way of “sizing up” the record of an elected official, as key votes can help to illustrate the level of an official’s support on issues that impact our industry as a whole. It is not, however, the only measure. For example, an elected official’s voting record does not reflect his or her efforts to communicate with and support our industry’s operations - for example, agency regulations that have impact on manufacturing plants.