|Visiting Washington DC|
Congressional Offices may provide passes for tours to the following sites in Washington, D.C.:
Please note that these rules are in effect for all Capitol visitors:
Cans and bottles - Open and empty clear or translucent bottles, cans, food and beverage containers are allowed within the Capitol and Capitol Visitor Center (CVC). These items remain prohibited in the House and Senate Galleries.
Bags - Any bag larger than 18" wide x 14" high x 8.5" deep is prohibited inside the Capitol, the CVC, and the House and Senate Galleries.
Requesting Tour Passes
To request tour passes, feel free to contact Congressman Pastor's Phoenix District Office at 602-256-0551 or you may phone the Washington Office at 202-225-4065 and ask for Valerie Echeveste. Please note that requests should be made at least three to six months before your trip.
Visting the White House (Tours are currently canceled)
**As you may know, the White House has announced that due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, all White House Tours were canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice. My office does not have any information about when tours will resume. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, particularly during the popular spring tour season. For updates regarding this situation, please contact the White House Visitors Office 24-Hour Hotline at (202) 456-7041. No additional congressional tours in which my office assists with arrangements have been affected.
During this sequestration period, my office can still submit White House tour requests, though I cannot guarantee that they will be approved given the current situation.**
Around Capitol Hill
Around Washington, D.C.