The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.



Capitol switchboard, (202) 224-3121, and Federal Relay Service (TTY), (800) 877-8339. See also 116th Congress (p. 855) for each member’s office.



Architect of the Capitol, SB15 CAP, 20515; (202) 228-1793. Fax, (202) 228-1893. Thomas J. Carroll III, Architect (Acting). Flag Office, (202) 228-4239.

Web, and Twitter, @uscapitol

Maintains the Capitol and its grounds, the House and Senate office buildings, Capitol power plant, Robert A. Taft Memorial, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, Capitol Police headquarters, and buildings and grounds of the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress; operates the Capitol Visitor Center and the Botanic Garden and Senate restaurants. Acquires property and plans and constructs buildings for Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress. Assists the Congress in deciding which artwork, historical objects, and exhibits ...

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