September 7, 2016
OFFICES OF THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY TO REMAIN OPEN TO SERVE AND ASSIST CONSTITUENTS
Washington, D.C. -- The Washington, D.C., office and the district office of former Representative Ed Whitfield will continue to serve the people of the First Congressional District of Kentucky under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Representative Whitfield resigned from Congress on September 6, 2016.
Staff members of Representative Whitfield 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 Kentucky 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 seventh vacancy to occur during the 114th Congress. Eleven vacancies occurred in the 113th Congress due to resignation or death.
The Washington office is located in 2184 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515, telephone (202) 225-3115. Mail addressed to the Office of the First Congressional District of Kentucky will be delivered through the internal House mail distribution system.
The district offices are located at 222 First Street, Room 224, Henderson, KY 42420; 1403 South Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240; 100 Fountain Avenue, Room 104, Paducah, KY 42001; and 200 North Main Street, Suite F, Tompkinsville, KY 42167.
Requests for further details should be directed to the Office of the Clerk