January 7, 2014
OFFICES OF THE TWELFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA TO REMAIN OPEN TO SERVE AND ASSIST CONSTITUENTS
Washington, D.C. – The Washington, D.C., office and the district offices of former Representative Melvin L. Watt will continue to serve the people of the Twelfth Congressional District of North Carolina under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Representative Watt resigned from Congress on January 6, 2014.
Staff members of Representative Watt 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 North Carolina district offices 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 sixth vacancy to occur during the 113th Congress. Fourteen vacancies occurred in the 112th Congress due to resignation or death.
The Washington office is located in 2304 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-3312, telephone (202) 225-1510. Mail addressed to the Office of the Twelfth Congressional District of North Carolina will be delivered through the internal House mail distribution system.
The district offices are located at 1230 W. Morehead St., Suite 306, Charlotte, NC 28208-5214 and 301 S. Greene St., Suite 203, Greensboro, NC 27401-2615.
Requests for further details should be directed to the Office of the Clerk (202) 225-7000.