January 23, 2013
OFFICES OF THE EIGHTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF MISSOURI TO REMAIN OPEN TO SERVE AND ASSIST CONSTITUENTS
Washington, D.C. – The Washington, D.C. office and the district office of former Representative Jo Ann Emerson will continue to serve the people of the Eighth Congressional District of Missouri under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Representative Emerson resigned from Congress on January 22, 2013.
Staff members of Representative Emerson 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 Missouri 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 first vacancy to occur in the 113th Congress. Fourteen vacancies occurred during the 112th Congress.
The Washington office is currently located in 2230 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515, telephone (202) 225-4404. Mail addressed to the Office of the Eighth Congressional District of Missouri will be delivered through the internal House mail distribution system.
The district offices are located at 2502 Tanner Drive, Suite 205, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703; 22 E. Columbia, Farmington, Missouri 63640; 1301 Kings Highway, Rolla, Missouri 6540; and 35 Court Sq. Suite 300, West Plains, Missouri 65775.
Requests for further details should be directed to the Office of the Clerk (202) 225-7000.