The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. 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.

Congress at Work

Congress at work

See 117th Congress (p. 829) for members’ offices and committee assignments and for rosters of congressional committees and subcommittees.



For a listing of relevant congressional committees and subcommittees, please see page 787 or the Appendix.

House Recording Studio, 2010 RHOB, 20515; (202) 225-3941. Fax, (202) 225-0707. Mike Allen, Director.

Assists House members in making tape recordings. Provides daily gavel-to-gavel television coverage of House floor proceedings.

Interparliamentary Affairs, HC4 CAP, 20515; (202) 226-1766. Kate Knudson, Director.

Assists the House Speaker with international travel and the reception of foreign legislators.

Interparliamentary Services, 808 SHOB, 20510; (202) 224-3047. Sally Walsh, Director.

Provides support to senators participating in interparliamentary conferences and other international travel. Responsible for financial, administrative, and protocol functions.

Office of Photography, U.S. House of Representatives, B302 RHOB, 20515; (202) 225-2840. ...

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