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Tips on Calling Your Member of Congress

  • Tips on Calling Your Member of Congress Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 to reach Members of Congress.
  • When your call is transferred to the Congressional office, state your name and where you are calling from and that you would like to speak with the legislative aide handling biomedical research/science/health issues.
  • Prepare brief talking points and get to the point of why you are calling.
  • Be quick and respectful leaving contact information behind.
  • In the event you don't speak to the legislative aide, you can leave the message with the receptionist or in the aides voicemail.   Leave your phone number suggesting they contact you if they have any additional questions.  If you have some specific questions for them, state them and ask they return your call at their convenience. 

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