Visiting Washington, D.C.
Like our Texas office, our office at 201 Cannon is designed to serve you. Please come by to visit and obtain House and Senate gallery passes. I listen to our neighbors from home in establishing priorities and in evaluating my positions on issues being considered in Congress. For additional information, please call (210) 704-1080 in San Antonio, (512) 916-5921 in Austin or (202) 225-4865 in Washington.
Enjoy your visit!
To schedule a tour of the Capitol Building, White House, or one of Washington's other popular attractions, please fill out my tour request form by clicking here
U.S. Capitol Building: Free public tours of the Capitol Building are offered every Monday through Saturday. Advance tickets for a specific date and time can be requested through my Washington D.C. office. Same-day tickets are also available to the public at the Capitol Visitor's Center on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:00am. For these tickets, I recommend that you arrive as early as possible and please be prepared to show photo ID. On days when the House is in session, please stop by my office, where you can obtain gallery passes that will allow you to view the action on the House floor.
White House Tours: As of November 5, 2013, The White House will resume public tours on a very limited basis.
NOTE: Pre-arranged Congressional tours of the following venues for individuals are NOT available until further notice:
The House of Representatives Visitor Information Page has a tremendous amount of useful information about visiting Capitol Hill and the Washington, D.C. area. Start here!
Update on the Automatic Spending Cuts (Sequestration): I know that as you plan your trip to Washington, D.C. there is some concern about the effect sequestration, or the automatic spending cuts, that went into effect on March 1, 2013, will have on hours and operations of popular tourist attractions. The Washington Post reported that White House tours would resume for the public on a very limited basis. Most museums and the National Mall are operating as normal.