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Administrative Law: Presidential Materials

A guide designed for first year law students on the MU Law Library's resources for federal regulatory law / Last updated by Jacob Wood, JD '25

Executive Branch Materials

Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1992-Present: The Compilation of Presidential Documents collection consists of the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, and its predecessor publication the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, both the official publications of materials released by the White House Press Secretary.

Executive Orders and Other Presidential Documents, Sources and Explanations: This resource is maintained by the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, DC.

Presidential Actions: This resource, from the White House official website, chronicles all presidential actions. 

Presidential Executive Orders: After the President signs an Executive Order, it is sent to the Office of the Federal Register by the White House. 

Executive Orders Disposition Index: The table begins with orders signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Starting with the Trump Administration, executive order disposition indices are found under the "Presidential Executive Orders" link above. For each order, it provides:

  • Executive order number
  • Date of signing by the President
  • Federal Register volume, page number, and issue date
  • Title
  • Amendments (if any)

This resource only contains executive orders issued through January 19, 2017 (the end of the Obama administration). Beginning January 20, 2017, executive orders and disposition tables are available only on