Federal Services for Constituents Available in Foreign Languages: Selected Sources

Publication Date: March 2003

Publisher: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service


Research Area: Education



This report is a directory of sources on various federal constituent services available in foreign languages, to assist congressional offices in serving non-English speaking constituents. The topics covered are: access to jobs and workers' issues, Americans with Disabilities Act, childcare, consumer protection, disaster relief, elder care, emergency preparedness, environmental protection, Federal Bureau of Investigation, food safety, health, higher education, homeland security, housing, immigration, immunizations, Medicaid, Medicare, the Presidency, retirement, Small Business Administration, Social Security Administration, taxes, telephone service, travel and tourism, veterans affairs, and voting.

Some sources were located where information is available in upwards of 30 languages; the most prevalent foreign language is Spanish. This report includes all foreign-language sources we could locate, including Spanish, and will be updated as needed. We have also prepared a separate CRS report focused only on Spanishlanguage sources: CRS Report RL31732, Federal Services for Constituents Available in Spanish: Selected Sources. Ultimately, this latter report also will be available in Spanish.