During a government shutdown my office will remain open for business to continue serving the people of Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. However, we will have limited staff and will be focused on addressing constituents’ emergency situations and working to get the government re-opened. Please understand that this will limit the functions of the office and we may not be able to respond as quickly as we would like.
Services that will be suspended include (but are not limited to):
- Flying of flags over the U.S. Capitol
- U.S. Capitol tours
- Washington D.C. location tours and ticketing
- Non-emergency casework
- Mobile office hours
The executive branch, not Congress, determines which executive branch activities are carried out during a lapse in appropriations, and therefore the information below is subject to change. As Congressional Research Service Report RL34680 notes, “Previous determinations of excepted activities and personnel would not necessarily hold for any future shutdown.”