Citizen > Connect: Contact Your Representatives

The U. S. government and representatives are controlled by citizens.  Our Constitution makes citizens the ultimate managers of government.  That means our civic duty is to protect our role in managing our government.  This civic duty includes voting, contacting elected officials and being accurately informed on what they are doing.

Being an active participant in our government is how Americans protect their role as the managers of government.  Voting, being accurately informed and communicating with elected officials is a very important part of civic duty.

With bills/legislation taking many different forms before being brought to vote, knowing exactly what is in each bill is important for understanding and knowing how your representatives are doing their job.

Make Contact

Part of that civic duty also involves routine contact with your elected officials to direct them according to the wants and needs of citizens. Citizens may reach out to their representatives and senators in numerous ways.

When calling, if for some reason, you are unable to reach the desired representatives, call (202) 224-3121. This number will direct you to the Capitol switchboard. When you call, ask to be connected to your senator or representative.

Who Are Your Representatives and What Are They Doing

Even if you don’t know or don’t remember who your representative is, you can still find a way to contact them.  This site provides citizens with a way to learn who their representative is and how to contact them:,the%20U.S.%20House%20switchboard%20operator.

Complete List:

There is also a list of all members of the House and their committees. For the complete list of all U.S. House of Representatives and their committee assignments, see this site:


To follow how your representative is voting on legislation and issues:

Voting Reports:

To know how your senators are doing their job, this site offers some information.  Reports on how each Member of Congress has voted on varying issues and legislation:

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