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Nominating Petitions


NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL

DAILY PRESS GALLERIES

 

Nominating petitions for two members of the Standing Committee of Correspondents are in order as of Monday, December 4, 2017, at 9:30 AM.

The Standing Committee issues credentials for daily news reporters covering Congress and sets policy for the operations of the Senate Press Gallery and the House of Representatives Press Gallery.

Nominating petitions must be submitted in writing and signed by at least 15 credentialed members of the daily congressional press galleries.

Nominees should present one original signed petition to either the House or Senate Press Gallery director. Copies of the nominating petitions will be posted in the House and Senate press galleries to notify the membership.

Petitions endorsing candidates will be removed from gallery notice boards by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the eve of the convening of the second session of the 115th Congress, which is set to occur at noon on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

The election, if needed, will take place in the House Press Gallery on Thursday, January 18, 2018.