In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • See what is in tap water by zip code. (Environmental Working Group, updated for 2021)
  • Read about public opinion on funding for police. (Pew Research Center, October 26, 2021)
  • Explore aspects of federal federal firearms law. (Congressional Research Service, November 3, 2021)
  • Consider an analysis of America's military strength. (Heritage Foundation, October 20, 2021)


Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.


Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.