RULES GOVERNING THE PRESS GALLERIES
Accreditation for daily newspapers, wire services and on-line publications, to cover both House and Senate, is handled through the Senate Press Gallery.
All reporters seeking admission to the press galleries must submit a completed application form along with an $8 check made out to the Standing Committee of Correspondents.
Please hand-deliver all completed forms to the Senate Press Gallery, Room S-316, U.S. Capitol. DO NOT MAIL THE FORM as security procedures will delay the receipt of your application by up to a month.
All new applications will be presented to the members of the Standing Committee of Correspondents for their review. Three members of the committee must approve each application according to the standing rules and procedures.
Foreign correspondents must submit with their applications two (2) letters of introduction: one from their respective Embassies; the other from their editor or publisher. Both letters must be written on original organizational letter-head.
Upon approval, the Standing Committee will notify each applicant to direct new members to the Senate Press Gallery to pick up their new press cards. Members must come in person to pick up their credentials. Gallery staff will direct members to the Capitol Police Identification Branch Office in Room SD-G58, Dirksen Senate Office Building for processing.
Questions concerning credentials can be directed to Gallery Staff at 202-224-0241.