January 2, 2013
OFFICES OF THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO REMAIN OPEN TO SERVE AND ASSIST CONSTITUENTS
Washington, D.C. – The Washington, D.C. office and the district office of former Representative Tim Scott will continue to serve the people of the First Congressional District of South Carolina under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Representative Scott resigned from Congress on January 2, 2013 and announced his intention not to take the office of Representative for the First Congressional District of South Carolina in the 113th Congress.
Staff members of Representative Scott remain on the House payroll under the supervision of the Clerk of the House to receive and undertake constituent casework, to help in handling business with the departments of the executive branch of the government, to provide general status information on pending legislation and to offer other general constituent services provided by House offices. The Clerk of the House is Karen L. Haas.
The Washington, D.C. office and the South Carolina district office are presently open on a daily basis to accommodate congressional business. Under House rules, the Clerk manages the offices when a Member dies, resigns, or is expelled. This authority, which does not include voting representation, continues until a successor is elected to fill the vacant seat. This is the fourteenth vacancy to occur during the 112th Congress. Twelve vacancies occurred in the 111th Congress due to resignation or death.
The Washington office is currently located in 322 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515, telephone (202) 225-3176. Mail addressed to the Office of the First Congressional District of South Carolina will be delivered through the internal House mail distribution system.
The district offices are located at 2000 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. No. 3007, Charleston, South Carolina 29407; and 903 Port Republic Street, Beaufort, South Carolina 29902.
Requests for further details should be directed to the Office of the Clerk (202) 225-7000.