Legislative Action



The CRC works at the local, state, and national level to advocate for the issues it believes in. Click through to learn about the different programs and initiatives undertaken by the CRC in the past and look to see what we are working on for the future! If you are interested in contacting and elected official, click through the appropriate link to find his or her contact information. Please check out our tips for contacting elected officials!

Representatives

Robert J. Wittman (R-1st)
Phone – DC: 202-225-4261
Fax – DC: 202-225-4382
www.wittman.house.gov

Elaine Luria (D-2nd)
Phone - DC: 202-225-4215

https://luria.house.gov/

Bobby Scott (D-3rd)
Phone – DC: 202-225-8351
Fax – DC: 202-225-8354
Phone – Newport News: 757-380-1000
Fax – Newport News: 757-928-6694
https://bobbyscott.house.gov/

Donald McEachin (D-4th)
Phone – DC: 202-225-6365
Fax – DC: 202-226-1170
Phone – Suffolk: 757-942-6050
https://mceachin.house.gov/

Senators

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Sen. Mark R. Warner (D) 
Phone – DC: 202-224-2023
Phone – Norfolk: 757-441-3079
www.warner.senate.gov

Sen. Tim Kaine (D)
Phone – DC: 202-224-4024
Fax – DC: 202-228-6363
Phone – Virginia Beach: 757-518-1674
Fax – Virginia Beach: 757-518-1679
www.kaine.senate.gov

State officials: Who's My Legislator

Tips for Contacting an Elected Official

Calling
Telephone calls are usually taken by a staff member, not by the member of Congress directly. Ask to speak with the aide who handles the issue about which you wish to comment.
 
After identifying yourself, tell the aide you would like to leave a brief message, such as: "Please tell Senator/Representative (Name) that I support/oppose (S.___/H.R.___)."
You will also want to state reasons for your support or opposition to the bill. Ask for your senator's or representative's position on the bill. You may also request a written response to your telephone call.
 
Writing
E-mailed letters are the most popular choice of communication with a congressional office.  Letters by conventional mail should be sent to an office in the member’s home district, since mail to the U.S. Capitol encounters considerable delays due to screening for dangerous substances.
•    Clearly state your purpose for writing in the first paragraph of the letter.  If your letter pertains to a specific piece of legislation, identify it accordingly (e.g., House bill: H. R. ____, Senate bill: S.____).
•    Be courteous, to the point, and include key information, using examples to support your position.
•    Address only one issue in each letter, and, if possible, keep the letter to one page.

Addressing Correspondence
 To a Senator:
     The Honorable (full name)
     __(Rm.#)__(name of)Senate Office Building
     United States Senate
     Washington, DC 20510
     Dear Senator:
 
To a Representative:
     The Honorable (full name)
     __(Rm.#)__(name of)House Office Building
     United States House of Representatives
     Washington, DC 20515
     Dear Representative:
 
Note: When writing to the Chair of a Committee or the Speaker of the House, it is proper to address them as: Dear Mr. Chairman: or Madam Chairwoman: or Dear Mr. Speaker: