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Federal News Service, LLC provides transcript news coverage of national politics and elections to professionals through a variety of products, including Transcripts Database, Transcription Services, Media Monitoring, and Translations. Through The Potomac Collection, our customers access deep federal data sets, allowing them to target regulatory and legislative changes critical to their businesses.
Founded in 1985 and purchased by The Dolan Company in August of 2010, Federal News Service, LLC continues to serve its discriminating customer base, providing verbatim transcripts, media monitoring and translation services to government agencies, media outlets, think tanks, embassies, businesses and other industries.
Our customers count on us for fast and accurate transcripts of Washington DC political news and their own events. Some of our major clients are:
  • The New York Times
  • Politico
  • Al-Jazeera
  • The U.S. Department of Justice
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Learn more about our individual services and why Federal News Service is trusted as an accurate and reliable resource. Read below or click here for our product services page.
Subscription and On Demand Services
Federal News Service Product Suite:
We can create a package of services to fit your need and budget, from one-time service to ongoing subscriptions. Contact us at 202-216-2801 or email us at info@fednews.com to learn more.
Transcripts Database
The highly experienced staff of U.S. based transcriptionists provides fast and accurate transcripts for political events in Washington, DC. You’ll find the content that affects you within hours of the event or you can search more than 262,000 transcripts in our archives dating back to 1985. Choose from several targeted subscription packages so you can zero in on the transcripts you need, including Congressional Hearings, Election Coverage, Defense, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Newsmakers, Middle East, and more. There are also individual transcripts for sale in our online store. To see the transcript database, please click here.
Federal News Service’s Daybook provides every event of note in Washington DC through our subscription based calendar, organized by category and fully text searchable. To learn more, click here.
Transcription Services On Demand
To maximize your own event, the array of Transcription Services gives you the ability to customize your written and/or audio transcripts, create searchable transcripts, link your transcripts to your video, and more. In addition, our professionals are able to record your event. To learn more, click here.
Media Monitoring Subscription and On Demand
Media Monitoring gives you the tools needed to measure the effectiveness of your media message or to track ongoing issues in the public debate. Our subscription and on demand tools allow you to gain access to real-time monitoring of print and internet mentions (including social media), export your keyword searches, create newsletters to distribute your content and more. To learn more, click here.
Translation Services
Accurately translate your documents and records in more than 60 languages with our ATA-certified network of highly experienced and trusted U.S. based translators. To learn more, click here.
The Potomac Collection:
Follow federal legislative and regulatory activity as it happens in our online library. Our federal data sets include House and Senate Bills and Resolutions, Statutes at Large from 1789 to now, the complete U.S. Code, the Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations. Monitor changes to bills and regulations critical to your business or agency through our Impact tools and email alerts.
Impact Tools
The Impact Tools are designed to navigate through the Potomac Collection. The Legislative Impact tool assesses the impact that pending federal legislation has on existing law. The Regulatory Impact tool assesses the impact of pending rules on federal regulations. Both of the tools can be used while navigating the site, or set up to automatically push alerts to the users through the Email Alerts. Subscribe here.
Email Alerts
The Email Alerts are customizable, allowing users to proactively send emails showing the impact of new bills or rules on existing law or regulations in specified areas of interest. The databases and services offered were finely tuned through extensive experience developing data and systems for various branches and departments of the US Government. Potomac continually looks toward development of new cutting edge products and services. Subscribe here.

FNS coverage, Washington events and critical information emailed to you. Learn more.