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113th Congress, 2nd Session

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Office of the Twelfth Congressional District of North Carolina
Formerly the Office of Representative Melvin L. Watt

The Washington, D.C., office and the district offices of former Representative Melvin L. Watt will continue to serve the people of the Twelfth Congressional District of North Carolina under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Representative Watt resigned from Congress on January 6, 2014.

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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.

For information about the status of legislation, please email NC12legislative@mail.house.gov.

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.

For assistance with pending casework matters, please email NC12casework@mail.house.gov.

Assistance with Tours and Flags

For information about Capitol and White House tours and ordering flags flown over the Capitol, please email NC12toursflags@mail.house.gov.

Office Locations

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

Washington, D.C.
Office of the Twelfth Congressional District of North Carolina
2304 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-3312
Phone: (202) 225-1510
Fax: (202) 225-1512

District Offices in North Carolina
Charlotte Office
1230 W. Morehead St., Suite 306
Charlotte, NC 28208-5214
Phone: (704) 344-9950
Fax: (704) 344-9971

Greensboro Office
301 S. Greene St., Suite 203
Greensboro, NC 27401-2615
Phone: (336) 275-9950
Fax: (336) 379-9951

Other Sources in North Carolina

North Carolina State Board of Education


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