Washington, D.C. — The Washington, D.C. office and the district offices of former Representative Christopher Lee will continue to serve the people of the Twenty-Sixth Congressional District of New York under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Representative Lee resigned from Congress on February 9, 2011.
Staff members of Representative Lee 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 New York 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 during the 112th Congress. Twelve vacancies occurred in the 111th Congress due to resignation or death.
The Washington office is located in 1711 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515, telephone (202) 225-5265. Mail addressed to the Office of the Twenty-Sixth Congressional District of New York will be delivered through the internal House mail distribution system.
The district offices are located at 325 Essjay Road, Suite 405, Williamsville, New York, 14221, (716 634-2324) and 1577 West Ridge Road, Greece, New York, 14615, (585 663-5570).
Requests for further details should be directed to the Office of the Clerk (202) 225-7000.