December 3, 2012
OFFICES OF THE FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA TO REMAIN OPEN TO SERVE AND ASSIST CONSTITUENTS
Washington, D.C. – The Washington, D.C. office and the district office of former Representative Bob Filner will continue to serve the people of the Fifty-First Congressional District of California under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Representative Filner resigned from Congress on December 3, 2012.
Staff members of Representative Filner 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 thirteenth vacancy to occur during the 112th Congress. Twelve vacancies occurred in the 111th Congress due to resignation or death.
The Washington office is currently located in B362 A Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515, telephone (202) 225-6131. Mail addressed to the Office of the Fifty-First Congressional District of California will be delivered through the internal House mail distribution system.
The district office is located at 333 F Street, Suite A, Chula Vista, California 91910.
Requests for further details should be directed to the Office of the Clerk (202) 225-7000.