Contacting Your Elected United States Representative and/or Senator
The International Association of Fire Fighters is the memberships political advocate for congressional issues. Headquartered in Washington DC, the IAFF has occupied a voice in congress since the first convention on February 28, 1918.
Click here to find information on Washington State elected officials.
US Senate - Washington State
· Senator Patty Murray
· Senator Maria Cantwell
US House of Representative - Washington State (current to 8-13-14)
||Herrera Beutler, Jaime
Oversight and Government
||McMorris Rodgers, Cathy
||Energy and Commerce
Science, Space, and Technology
Ways and Means
||Reichert, David G.
||Ways and Means
Select Committee on Benghazi
Finding Congressional Information
Please use the links below to find information on issues that impact fire fighters in the US. The Whats New section of the IAFF website has good information on late breaking news affecting fire fighters. Click here to visit the IAFF Frontpage.
IAFF - Legislation & Issues
Write your member of Congress (from the IAFF Homepage)
THOMAS (Federal legislative information service)
US House of Representatives ~ Roll Call Votes
US Senate ~ Roll Call Votes
Library of Congress ~ American History Kids & Family
Communicating With Your Member of Congress
To find your senators' and representative's phone numbers, you may use the links above or call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your senators' and/or representative's office.
Remember that telephone calls are usually taken by a staff member, not the member of Congress. Ask to speak with the aide who handles fire fighter issues.
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 senators' or representative's position on the bill. You may also request a written response to your telephone call.
Click here for a sample letter to your U.S. Senator/Representative. (Coming Soon!)
Accessing the United States Government
Capitol Spotlight (News service from CSPAN & Congressional Quarterly)
CSPAN (Public access to the US political process)