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United States Government, Legis. Branch, House of Rep.
The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515

202-224-3121 - voice
(202)-225-1904 - TTY/TDD

Contact 1Rep. Paul Ryan
Speaker of the House
202-225-0600 - voice
202-225-5117- fax
PurposeTo have equal responsibility with the Senate for declaring war, maintaining the armed forces, assessing taxes, borrowing money, minting currency, regulating commerce, and making all laws necessary for the operation of the government.
ServiceThe House of Representatives has 435 members. The number representing each state is determined by population, with each state having at least one representative. Members are elected by the people for two-year terms, all terms running for the same period. Elections are in November; the new session of Congress officially convenes the following January. MARYLAND'S REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: Andy Harris (R, 1/15-1/17). Address correspondence to: The Honorable Andy Harris, United States House of Representatives, 1533 Longworth H.O.B., Washington, DC 20515. His DC office phone number is 202-225-5311; the fax is 202-225-0254. MARYLAND'S REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE 8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: Chris Van Hollen (D, 1/15-1/17). Address correspondence to: The Honorable Chris Van Hollen, United States House of Representatives, 1707 Longworth H.O.B., Washington, DC 20515. His DC office phone number is 202-225-5341; the fax is 202-225-0375. Email may be sent to Representative Harris and Representative Van Hollen through the U.S. House of Representatives Internet site.
Area ServedDistrict 1 includes: Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties and parts of Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties. District 8 includes parts of Carroll, Frederick and Montgomery counties.
SubjectsGovernment
Last Updated11 December 2015