Majority Communications Office
Thank you for covering the House Committee on Armed Services.
Chairman Thornberry and Republicans on the Committee respond to media inquiries through the Republican Communications Office located in 2117 Rayburn House Office Building.
Media with requests for information or interviews should call the Majority Press Office, 202.225.2539, or email Claude Chafin or Alison Lynn.
Below are a set of resources to help facilitate that coverage and answer questions that may come up as you get to know the Committee.
Committee Member 114th_HASC_Seating_Chart_20150408.pdf - Displays each member, their name, state, headshot, and where they sit on the dais.
HASC Press Team:
Claude Chafin - Communications Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison Lynn - Spokesman & Director of Member Services - email@example.com
Nick Mikula - Press Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org
HASC Press Phone Number: 202.225.2539
Covering Public Events of the Armed Services Committee:
All public events of the Committee are open to members of the media. However, some events, such as oversight hearings, may have space constraints. If that is the case, all efforts will be made to accomodate the media.
Broadcast TV coverage of Committee events is coordinated out of the House Radio-TV Correspondents Gallery. For more information click here.
For guidance on access for Full Committee Hearings please view the Committee's Media Access Rules HASC Media Acess Rules .pdf.
Media Galleries in the U.S. House of Representatives
There are three indepedent media galleries which operate in the U.S. House of Representatives and serve as liasions between congressional offices and committees and members of the media.
Below, please find information about the three galleries provided by the U.S. House of Representatives:
- Radio-TV Correspondents Gallery: Facilitates electronic media coverage of the House of Representatives. The gallery provides facilities, information, and services to broadcasters and Members of Congress.
- Daily Press Gallery: Provides access and information to the daily (newspaper) press corps about proceedings of Congress; assists Congressional staff and Members with press related inquiries and events; main filing center and press release drop-off point for the daily print press.
- Periodical Press Gallery: Serves Members of Congress, magazine, newsletter and online reporters as a press release distribution point, information source and work area. The Gallery issues credentials to reporters covering the daily sessions of Congress.