The U.S. SENATE
One of two chambers (the other is the U. S. House of Representatives) of the U. S. Congress, the U. S. Senate is made up of 100 elected Senators, two from each of the 50 states regardless of population. Each Senator is elected to serve a six-year term. Every two years one third of the Senate is up for reelection. To be able to run in an election for the Senate one must be 30 years old by the time one takes the oath of office, a citizen of the U.S. for at least nine years, and a resident of the state from which one is elected. These qualifications were established in Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution. California is represented in the U. S. Senate by Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein.
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (Democrat) (Term 2016-2022)
Washington, DC Office: B40B Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 1-202-224-3553, FAX: 202-224 0454
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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (Democrat) (Term 2012 -2018 – Re-elected until 2024)
Washington DC Office: 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 1-202-224-3841, FAX: 202-228-3954, TTY/TDD: 202-224-2501
Los Angeles Office: 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915 , Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 914-7300; Fax: (310) 914-7318
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The HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
As per the Constitution, the U. S. House of Representatives makes and passes federal laws. The House is one of Congress’s two chambers (the other is the U.S. Senate), and part of the federal government’s legislative branch. The number of voting representatives in the House is fixed by law at no more than 435, proportionally representing the population of the 50 states.
California is the most populous U. S. state and as a result has the most representation in the United States House of Representatives, with 53 Representatives. Congressman Salud Carbajal represents the Santa Maria Valley, which is part of the 24th District in California, that includes Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties as well as western Ventura County.
District 24, U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Salud Carbajal (Democrat) (Term 2016-2018 – Re-elected until 2020)
Santa Maria, CA Office:
Open Monday – Thursday 9 am – 5 pm.
1619 S. Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, CA 93458 ( Take S. Broadway to W. Battles, left)
Phone: 1(805) 730-1710
Washington DC Office: 212 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 1-202-225-3601; Fax: 1-202- 225-5632
1411 Marsh St., Suite 205, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 1-888-202-8934 SLO
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OTHER UNITED STATES ELECTED OFFICES:
Office for a President (Term 2016-2020)
The People’s House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. WASHINGTON, DC 20500
Phone Comments: 1-202-456-1111; Switchboard: 1-202-456-1414; FAX 1-202-456-2461
All 115th U.S. CONGRESS: Senate and the House of Representatives
Two year terms. Directory of 435 by state/district U.S. House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/representatives/
Six year terms. Directory of U.S. Senate – 2 for each state: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm