Tag: How to Contact Congress

District / Congressional District / District Work Period / State Work Period (CongressionalGlossary.com)

District / Congressional District / District Work Period / State Work Period (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms District / Congressional District / District Work Period / State Work Period   Fox News: “Stimulus” Money Goes to Congressional Districts That Don’t Exist   Each member of the House represents a district. Members of the House represent districts that, after the 2010 census, include […]

Constituent / Case Work (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Constituent / Case Work (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Constituent / Case Work Constituent: A person who can or does elect a public official to office. A person eligible to vote for a candidate for a particular public office. A House member’s local offices (district offices) are located in the represented congressional district, and […]

Capitol / Capitol Hill Map / National Mall (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Capitol / Capitol Hill Map / National Mall (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Capitol / Capitol Hill Map / National Mall (Click here for Google map) “The Capitol” is the United States Capitol Building, the building in which Congress meets. The Capitol is located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (“The Capitol” is not “the Capital” and Capitol […]

Proposing Legislation to Congress

Proposing Legislation to Congress

Federal legislation is introduced as a proposal by either a Senator or a Representative in the House of Representatives. Before a bill can actually become a law, the proposal must be passed by the Senate as well as the House by a majority vote. It must then be signed into law by the president, or […]

A Guide for Communicating with Congress

A Guide for Communicating with Congress

Writing your Congressman or Congresswoman can be a great way to communicate your concerns regarding relevant issues. Today, most members of Congress prefer to hear from constituents through email due to the fact that it is faster, does not pose any security risks and is much easier to sort. All members of Congress can be […]

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How to Contact Congress

How to Contact Congress

Congress receives more than 86.9 million pieces of snail mail annually, and more than 200 million emails each year. How effective are these communications? Joshua Tauberer, the creator of research tool GovTrack says that in his personal experience: […] what Congressional staff say is that two things happen with letters and other communications. First, Representatives […]