Washington, D.C. — The Washington, D.C. office and the district office of
the Honorable Rahm Emanuel will continue to serve the people of the Fifth Congressional
District of Illinois under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Representative Emanuel announced his intention to not take his seat in the 111th
Congress, which convenes on January 6, 2009.
Staff members of Representative Emanuel 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
Lorraine C. Miller.
The Washington, D.C. office and the Illinois 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 first vacancy to occur during the 111th Congress.
Fourteen vacancies occurred in the 110th Congress due to resignation or death.
The Washington office is located in 1319 Longworth House Office Building, Washington,
D.C. 20515, telephone (202) 225-4061. Mail addressed to the Office of the Fifth
Congressional District of Illinois will be delivered through the internal House
mail distribution system.
The district office is located at 3742 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60618.
Requests for further details should be directed to the Office of the Clerk (202)