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How to . . .   contact U.S. Senators

You can contact your senators by writing an e-mail or a letter, by calling, or by visiting.  All questions and comments regarding public policy issues, legislation, or requests for personal assistance should be directed to the senators from your state. Please be aware that as a matter of professional courtesy, many senators will acknowledge, but not respond to, a message from another senator’s constituent.


When sending e-mail to your senator, please include your return postal mailing address.  

Postal Mail

Please include your return postal mailing address when corresponding with a Senate office.

  • You can download the list of senators names and addresses and convert this into a spreadsheet for easy management of senators' names and office addresses.

            1) Go to  the XML version of the senators' contact list.
            2) At the top of the screen click on "File," then select "Save                 As." Save the file to your desktop.
            3) Open Excel, or your preferred spreadsheet.
            4) At the top of the spreadsheet click on "File" then select "Open."                 Open the file from your desktop.
            5) If the program prompts you to choose a display for the information                 select "Open as a XML list."

  • You can also direct postal correspondence to your senator as follows:

    The Honorable (Name)
    United States Senate
    Washington, D.C. 20510

    Dear Senator (Name)

        For correspondence to a Senate committee or to a Senate committee         chair:

    (Name of Committee)
    United States Senate
    Washington, D.C. 20510


    The Honorable (Name)
    Chairman, Committee on (Name)
    United States Senate
    Washington, D.C. 20510


You may phone the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.


For information on the Senate, Congress, the legislative process and the federal government, the Virtual Reference Desk is a good place to begin.

Look at Active Legislation to find out what issues are actively being discussed in the United States Senate.

Find out how to research the collections of former Senators.