Members of the U.S. House of Representatives by State

United States House of Representatives

U.S. Senators by State

United States Senate

Tips On Telephoning Your Representatives

To find your representative's phone number, call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your Senator and/or Representative's office or use the links above.

Remember that telephone calls are often taken by a staff member, not the member of Congress. Ask to speak with the aide who handles the issue to which you wish to comment. 

After identifying yourself, tell the aide you would like to leave a brief message, such as: "Please tell Senator/Representative (Name) that I support/oppose (S.___/H.R. ___). "You will also want to state reasons for your support or opposition to the bill. Ask for your Senator or Representative's position on the bill. You may also request a written response to your telephone call.

Tips for Writing to Congress

The letter is the most popular choice of communication with a congressional office. If you decide to write a letter, this list of helpful suggestions will improve the effectiveness of the letter:

  1. Your purpose for writing should be stated in the first paragraph of the letter. If your letter pertains to a specific piece of legislation, identify it accordingly, e.g. House bill: H. R. ____; Senate bill: S.____.
  2. Be courteous and to the point, and include key information, using examples to support your position.
  3. Address only one issue in each letter; and, if possible, keep the letter to one page.

Addressing Correspondence:

To a Senator:

The Honorable (full name)
__(Rm.#)__(name of) Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator:

To a Representative:

The Honorable (full name)
__(Rm.#)__(name of)House Office Building
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative:

Note: When writing to the Chair of a Committee or the Speaker of the House, the proper salutations are: Dear Mr. Chairman or Madam Chairwoman or Dear Mr. Speaker.