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116th Congress, 2nd Session

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Office of the Fourth Congressional District of Texas
Formerly the Office of Representative John Ratcliffe

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The Washington, DC, office and the district offices of former Representative John Ratcliffe will continue to serve the people of the Fourth Congressional District of Texas under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Representative Ratcliffe resigned from the 116th Congress on May 22, 2020.

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The Interim Vacant Office Status
By federal law and the Rules of the House of Representatives, the employees of the former Representative continue to staff the offices of the congressional district under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. This interim vacant status continues until a new Representative is elected to fill the unexpired term. Currently, the congressional district does not have voting representation. Although the scope of the vacant congressional office is limited, constituents of the district are invited to contact this interim office for information and assistance as indicated below.

Legislative Information
Until a new Representative is elected, the vacant congressional office cannot take or advocate positions of public policy. Constituents may choose to express opinions on legislation or issues to your elected Senators or wait until a new Representative is elected and takes office. Mail received by the vacant office will be acknowledged. The staff of the vacant office can assist constituents with general information concerning the status of legislation, but cannot provide analysis of issues or render opinions.

Assistance with Federal Government Agencies (Casework)
The staff of the vacant office will continue to assist constituents who have cases pending with the office. These constituents will receive a letter from the Clerk requesting whether the staff should continue assistance or not. Constituents who do not have pending cases but require assistance in matters relating to federal government agencies are invited to contact the nearest district office for further information and assistance.

Office Locations
The staff of the vacant Congressional office is available to assist you at the following locations:

Washington, DC
Office of the Fourth Congressional District of Texas
223 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6673

District Offices in Texas
Rockwall Office
6531 Horizon Road
Suite A
Rockwall, TX 75032
Phone: (972) 771-0100

Sherman Office
100 West Houston Street
1st Floor
Sherman, TX 75090
Phone: (903) 813-5270

Texarkana Office
Texarkana College—Media Center
2500 North Robison Road
Suite 190
Texarkana, TX 75599
Phone: (903) 823-3173

Other Sources in Texas
Texas Secretary of State


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