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Contacting Elected Officials: Congressional Members

Provides information and tips when contacting elected federal officials.

Contacting Your Congressional Members

Below you will find the contact information for the House and Senate Members of the United States Congress.  Note that when writing paper letters to the Washington, DC offices, all representatives and senators have the following warning on their websites:  Please note that mail sent to Congressional offices in Washington, DC must go through a very lengthy screening process. Letters are not only irradiated but are also vacuumed for possible contaminated substances. Because this process often delays letters for weeks, you may prefer to write to one of our [State] offices to ensure that your letter is delivered in a timely fashion.

UCB U.S. House of Representatives Member

UC Berkeley is located in California's 13th Congressional District.  This district is represented by the Honorable Barbara Lee.

Representative Barbara Lee

Main District Office:
1301 Clay Street, Ste. 1000-N
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 763-0370
Fax: (510) 763-6538
hours: M–F 9 am – 5 pm (PST)
Washington, DC Office:
2267 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515

phone: (202) 225-2661
fax: (202) 225-9817
hours: M-F 9-5:30pm

U.S. Senators Representing California

California is represented by Diane Feinstein and Alex Padilla in the U.S. Senate.

Senator Diane Feinstein

Senator Feinstein's Washington DC Office:
United States Senate
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841
TTY/TDD: (202) 224-2501

Senator Feinstein has offices throughout California. The closest office to UC Berkeley:

One Post Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 393-0707
Fax: (415) 393-0710

Senator Feinstein also has offices throughout California.

Senator Alex Padilla
Webform: (scroll down to the bottom of the page to access the contact form)

Senator Padilla's Washington DC Office:
B03 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3553

Senator Padilla has offices throughout California.  The closest office to UC Berkeley:

333 Bush Street
Suite 3225
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone coming soon (check his senate page for the latest info)

Other U.S. House of Representatives Member

To find the contact information of other members of the US House of Representatives, use one of the below sources.

Find Your Representative-From the House of Representatives website, use this page to lookup your representative and his or her contact information.

Congressional Directory-From the Government Publishing Office, use this page when you know your representatives name.

Other U.S. Senators

All U.S. Senators' contact information can also be found on the Senate website. The list can be sorted by name, state, party, or their re-election year.

Congressional Members--News and Social Media

Not all policy debates happen on the floor of Congress.  Congressional members release statements, give interviews, and employ several social media strategies to get their points across.  The following are some sources you can use to track what congressional members say outside of Congress.


Quorum can help you determine relationships amongst legislators in the U.S. Congress.  It allows you to track legislators social media posts, who legislators work with and on what topics/issues.  You can also discover which legislators are the champions of issues like abortion rights, LGBT rights, military policy, and hundreds of others.  Relationships can be graphically displayed.  This database is limited to those with a email address, and 20 simultaneous users.