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About the Office of the Clerk

FAQs | Technical Help | Understanding File Formats | Accessibility Information | Contact Information

Frequently Asked Questions


FAQs about Members
FAQs about Committees
FAQs about Legislative Activities
Frequently Requested Information

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Technical Help


Changing Your Color Display Setting
You can change your display setting on your PC by following these instructions:

    Windows PC

  1. Choose Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. In your Control Panel, open the Display icon.
  3. In the Display dialog box, choose the Settings tab.
  4. Under Desktop Area, move the slider back and forth until you see the 800 by 600 pixels (you can go greater than 800 by 600 if you'd like). For optimal viewing, your Color Palette setting should be at least 65536 Colors (You can still view the site if these options are not available).
  5. You will be prompted to test your changes. Choose OK to test. After the test you will be prompted again to accept the change.
  6. Choose OK to accept the change.
  7. Choose OK in the Display dialog box.
  8. Close the Display dialog box.

    Mac OS PC

  1. Choose Apple Menu > Control Panel > Monitors
  2. In the Monitor dialog box, go to the resolution section and select 800 x 600 (you can go greater than 800 by 600 if you'd like). For optimal viewing, your Color Depth setting should be set to at least "Thousands" (You can still view the site if these options are not available).
  3. To save your changes, close the Monitors dialog box.

Technical Support
If you are experiencing technical difficulty during your visit, you can send a message to Clerkweb Tech Support.* Please be sure to include the exact location where you were experiencing the problem.

*During normal business hours. In some cases, it may take 1 business day to receive a response from our team.

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Understanding File Formats


PDF Files (Adobe Acrobat Systems)
Adobe® (creator of the PDF) defines PDF as "an acronym for 'Portable Document Format.' PDF is a file format that lets you view and print a file exactly as the author designed it, without needing to have the same application or fonts used to create the file."

Many of the House documents available from the Clerk’s site are in PDF. To view these documents, you will need to use a reader. One of several available, Acrobat Reader®, can be downloaded from the Adobe® Web site. Other readers are available from various shareware Web sites.

.DOC Files (Microsoft)
Files that end with .doc have been created using the Microsoft Word application. Microsoft Word® is a word processing program and a product of the Microsoft Corporation.

.WPD Files (Corel)
Files that end with .wpd have been created using the WordPerfect application. WordPerfect® is a word processing program and a product of the Corel Corporation.

.TXT Files (Text File)
Files that end with .txt have been created using a text editor like Notepad. These files can be opened in any word processing program, like Microsoft Word® or Corel WordPerfect®.

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Accessibility Information


The Web site of the Office of the Clerk strives to meet accessibility needs according to the Electronic And Accessibility Standards of the Access Board and the guidelines of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). We continually monitor these sites to keep abreast of any changes in the standards and update the Clerk's site accordingly.

If you have difficulty accessing the information within this site, please send an e-mail to Clerkweb Tech Support. Many of the electronic documents located at this site are available in Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) and HTML.

If your browser cannot access the PDF file, Adobe Systems provides a free translation service through their Access Server that will translate PDF files into HTML documents.

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Contact Information


NOTE: If you wish to contact your elected Representative, you must send your message to that Representative using the Write Your Representative feature. Electronic mail messages will not be forwarded to any Representative by the Clerk's web staff.

Via E-mail
We have two e-mail addresses, Clerkweb Info and Clerkweb Tech Support, to assist you during your visit to the Clerk's web site.

  • General Comments/Questions
    If you have a general comment or question about any information on this site, you can send a detailed message to Clerkweb Info.*
  • Technical Support
    If you are experiencing technical difficulty during your visit, you can send a message to Clerkweb Tech Support.*
    Please be sure to include the exact location where you were experiencing the problem.
*During normal business hours. In some cases, it may take 1 business day to receive a response from our team.

For Senate information, please visit the Senate's Home Page. To contact your Representative, use the Write Your Representative feature on the House site or visit House Member web sites.

Via Postal Mail
Office of the Clerk
Publication Services
U.S. House of Representatives
B-28 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Via Telephone
Telephone: (202) 225-1908
TTY: (202) 225-1904

For more information regarding the Office of the Clerk, visit the Office of the Clerk section of this site.

For operator assistance, please call (202) 224-3121.

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Office of the Clerk - U.S. Capitol, Room H154, Washington, DC 20515-6601
(202) 225-7000 | info.clerkweb@mail.house.gov