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How to Contact Your Legislators and Congressmen:

To get information about the Louisiana Legislature – state representatives and senators, specific legislation, committee hearings, etc. go to the Louisiana Legislature’s website: www.legis.state.la.us.

To have messages delivered to legislators in Baton Rouge, or contact them at their desks, phone:

HOUSE 225-342-6945
FAX 225-342-8336

SENATE 225-342-2040
FAX 225-342-0617

To write to legislators at the state capitol:

The Honorable John Doe
Senate Office
P O Box 94183
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

The Honorable John Doe Speaker’s Office
P O Box 94062
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

A senator should be addressed as “Senator” and a representative, as “Representative”. A person’s name and address should be clearly stated in the letter if a reply or contact from a legislator is expected. It is also helpful to cite the specific proposals of concern, by bill number if possible.

The House of Representatives provides a Public Update Legislative System (PULS) to answer questions during the session, such as description and status of proposed legislation, when committees meet and their agenda. PHONE: 225-342-2456

How to Write to your Congressman in Washington, D.C.

1. Use personal or business stationery with a return address; and, if you are a constituent, inform the Member of this fact.

2. The purpose of your letter should be clearly stated in the first paragraph. When the letter pertains to a specific piece of legislation, identify it. (House bill: H.R. ______, Senate bill: S._______).

3. Be factual and direct. Making your point in one page is desirable.

4. Whenever possible, include data and sources of information to support your position.

REMEMBER! Government officials work for you. Members and their staffs are strongly influenced by the correspondence they receive, so maintain a positive attitude throughout the letter.

Recommended forms of Salutation:

Dear Senator _______ or;
Dear Congressman _______ or
Congresswoman _______.

NOTE: When writing to the Chair of a Committee or the Speaker of the House, it is proper to address them as:

Dear Mr. Chairman or
Madam Chairwoman:
or Dear Mr. Speaker:

Addressing Correspondence:

To a Senator:
The Honorable (insert name)
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

To a Member of the House:
The Honorable (insert name)
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

You may also call their offices directly or use the capitol switchboard:
PHONE: 202-224-3121

Louisiana Motor Transport Association, Inc.
4838 Bennington Avenue | P.O. Box 80278 | Baton Rouge, LA 70898
Phone: 225-928-5682 | Fax: 225-928-0500