Washington, D.C. – The Washington, D.C. office and the district offices of former Representative Dennis Cardoza will continue to serve the people of the Eighteenth Congressional District of California under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Representative Cardoza resigned from Congress on August 15, 2012.
Staff members of Representative Cardoza 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 California 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 eleventh 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 2437 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515, telephone (202) 225-6131. Mail addressed to the Office of the Eighteenth Congressional District of California will be delivered through the internal House mail distribution system.
The district offices are located at 2222 M Street, Suite 305, Merced, CA 95340,1010 10th Street, Suite 5800, Modesto, CA 95354, and 401 N. San Joaquin Street, Suite 109, Stockton CA 95202.
Requests for further details should be directed to the Office of the Clerk (202) 225-7000.