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Press Conference Locations

House Gallery Studio

The Radio-TV Gallery's BIG STUDIO, located in H-321 of the Capitol, can be available for news conferences subject to the following Gallery rules:

  1. A member must be invited by a broadcast journalist who guarantees to cover the event. This is to prevent your Member from coming to the studio and having no one there to cover their comments. Print journalists are allowed to be in the studio but may not invite members themselves.
  2. Only members of congress may be interviewed in the studio. If your Member wishes to have other people attend or participate, arrange the event at another location. Consider reserving a committee or private room in the Capitol or one of the office buildings or, in nice weather, the Cannon Terrace (see below).
  3. Only accredited journalists are allowed in the studio for the interviews.  Please do not invite others because it is awkward for everyone when we have to exclude them. Staff of participating members may be allowed in the studio if space permits. In your advisory announcing the Gallery news conference, be sure to specify only accredited media are eligible attend.

If a broadcaster wants to invite your Member for a one-on-one interview, it will probably be scheduled for the SMALL STUDIO which is also located in H-321 of the Capitol.

Cannon Terrace

Located on the elevated terrace adjacent to the Cannon House Office Building's entrance at Independence and New Jersey Avenues, the Cannon Terrace is equipped with a permanent podium for press conferences and shared with accredited television media organizations doing live shots. Members wishing to schedule an event at the Terrace should contact the Gallery for availability.  Participants should be limited due to the modest amount of space. Handicapped access for participants is available by requesting the emergency door be opened by the police stationed there. Offices are requested NOT to use sound amplification systems given the Terrace's proximity to the building and its offices. Non-members are allowed to participate in events as long as a member is in.

HC Rooms

The Speaker’s Office controls scheduling for all meeting rooms in the HC area except HC-9, which is under the control of the Republican Leader.  HC-5, HC-6 and HC-9 are the only HC rooms equipped for live feeds.

Committee Rooms

Most committee rooms are suitable locations for press conferences.  Contact the committee of ownership for more information about booking.  Rooms equipped for live feeds are always preferred by broadcasters.  Consult our committee room information sheet for more details.

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