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Know Who Your Federal Representatives Are

You are represented in Congress by two Senators and one Representative based on where you live. To find out who your Congressional Representatives are you may visit the websites of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives and search by your state (Senate) and zip code (House).

  • Contact Your Representative by Phone
    To contact your representative by phone you may visit their personal congressional webpage which contains the contact information for their Washington, D.C. office and each of their district offices. You can also call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask the operator to connect you with the correct representative’s office. Once you reach the correct office, ask to speak to the staff person handling the issue you are calling about and then express your opposition or support of the issue or bill under consideration.
  • Contact Your Representative by Letter
    You may also write a letter to your representative expressing your views on a particular piece of legislation. To send the letter, you may look up the office address on the representative’s webpage and address it to “The Honorable (Member’s Name)”. You may also wish to fax your letter to the office.
  • Contact Your Representative by Email
    Many members of Congress have functions on their websites that allow constituents to send a message via email.
  • Schedule a Meeting with Your Representative
    You can schedule a meeting with your Senator or Representative in his or her Washington, D.C. or district (home) office.  A staff member at that office can refer you to the appropriate scheduler to discuss an appointment.  Time is usually limited to 15-30 minutes with the Senator or Represenative; in many cases, the staffer responsible for the issue/bill up for consideration will meet with you on behalf of the Senator or Representative.

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