Contact Info for the
(2008 Nov blog post)
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Web-links and text may be added (or changed)
--- if/when I re-visit this page.
Back in the 1980's and 1990's (in the 'good old days' before internet 'trolls' and 'scammers'), U.S. Representatives in 'the House' had email addresses by which their constituents could communicate with them.
That got out of control when sociopaths and 'bots' started flooding the 'in-boxes' of the Representatives with more crud than could be handled by any human being.
So the 'house.gov' web site started providing the Representatives a way to provide a 'contact' web page by which people who wanted send an email could provide information about who they are (and whether they are in the Representatives's district), then enter a limited amount of text in a text-box --- and then click 'Submit'.
As an alternative means of communication, the web pages for each Representative also (typically) provides a telephone number and a mailing address --- for those who want to communicate by phone or snail-mail.
Too much turnover of Representatives
When I first started this web page, I included links to the 'house.gov' web pages for many specific Representatives. But it turns out that there are so many retirements and deaths and failed re-elections that, within a few years, those links to web pages of individual Representatives would go dead.
I started this web page because I planned to use it to respond to various 'outrages' --- such as 'the 2008 bailout' of institutions (like 'too-big-to-fail' banks) who were knowingly scamming anyone they thought they could successfully scam --- including fellow financial institutions as well as widows and retirees.
So I started this web page with links to the 'house.gov' pages of most of the Representatives on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee or the Financial Services Committee. These were House committees that were very active during the Congressional hearings related to the Great Recession.
It turns out that the 'www.house.gov' web address is the only House web-page address that you can count on to be around for a while.
That web site is reorganized quite frequently and various web-page addresses there go 'dead'.
Even the main page at 'www.house.gov' is rewritten quite frequently, so anything you say about links on that main page is probably going to be wrong within a few years.
Main House Link
U.S. Representatives, in 'the House', have web pages that are available via www.house.gov.
In 2008, the Representatives' email submission web pages could be accessed quickly by choosing a Representative from a list on the 'house.gov page' and then clicking on a 'Contact' or 'Email' link on their home page --- thus making it easy for you to submit opinions to members of the House.
Unfortunately, you typically get no more than an automated reply, and it is questionable whether the Representatives ever read a significant percentage of their emails. Hence ...
You may want to try using their (office) phone numbers or snail-mail addresses --- which are usually available via a main web page for a Representative.
There may even be some toll-free phone numbers. Or --- if you are willing to spend a little money to make your views known --- use a phone card or cell phone, to give your opinion for a few cents per minute.
'Social media' pages and text messaging may be other options for communicating with a Representative.
Since Congress persons and party affiliations change in each state, yet the states should remain relatively constant (unless we have to sell some states as part of the 2008 bailout), you may want to search for your Congress-people via a list of states on a 'www.house.gov' web page.
Party affiliation is also shown. D=Democrat, I=Independent, R=Republican. And some committee memberships may be shown for each Representative.
As an alternative to this page, I have a federal government contacts page in a 'RefInfo' section of this web site.
The origins of this web page
Since this list was prompted by my 'need' to protest the bailout of bad credit-card-debt and bad auto-loans, as well as the bailout of bad mortgages, in September 2008, the list was started with Representatives who chair the 'Oversight and Government Reform' Committee and the 'Financial Services' Committee.
Other 2008 members of these committees are also seen below. As historical 'memory nuggets', I leave some of those names of Representatives on this page.
In the years since 2008, it seems that there is one outrage after another that appears in the 'news' every day.
To help provide feedback to Representatives on these outrages, this page may be of use.
In addition to the 'house.gov' link above, some WEB SEARCH links and some links to 'house.gov' Committee pages (which may go dead if the 'house.gov' web site is drastically reorganized) are provided below --- near the bottom of this page.
Some House Committee chair-persons (2008) :
(Provided to preserve a bit of history.
(Many of these links will go dead as the Representatives
Some U.S. Representatives, by state (2008) :
Some links to members of House Committees:
Some alternative sources of information on
For more info:
To find more information on U.S. Representatives in the House and their contact info, you could try some WEB SEARCHES on keywords such as :
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Page was posted 2008 Nov 16.