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2017 Inaguration Information

Every four years, hundreds of thousands of people from across our great nation participate in a great American tradition, the inauguration of the next President of the United States!

If you would like tickets, you must request by calling my Washington, DC office and putting your name on a waiting list. My office has a very limited number of tickets available, and I anticipate we have already reached capacity, therefore place your request for the waiting list as soon as possible. Ticket requests will only be accepted through 5 p.m. Eastern time, December 2, 2016.Any requests made after that deadline will not be considered. Please note, ticket allotment is limited, and making a request is not a guarantee that you will receive tickets.

Tickets to the inauguration ceremony are standing room only and are only for the swearing-in ceremony (not the parade, inaugural balls or any other inaugural related event). My office will distribute the tickets made available on a "first-come, first-served" basis. ONLY residents of Texas 31 will be considered. Due to anticipated demand and the limited number of tickets to the event, each request will be limited to four (4). Tickets to the event are REQUIRED for every person, including children and infants in arms. Finally, do not submit duplicate requests, only one submission is required. Multiple submissions will not improve your chances for tickets and may result in difficulty in fulfilling your request. If you do not receive tickets through my office to the viewing sections on the grounds of the Capitol, there will be large sections of the National Mall that will be accessible to the general public that do not require tickets; typically jumbo viewing screens are set up throughout the National Mall.

Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Inauguration:

  1. When is inauguration scheduled?
  2. The Presidential Inauguration Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, January 20, 2017.
  3. Do I need a ticket in order to attend the inauguration?
    You do not need a ticket to view the inauguration ceremony. There are standing areas on the national mall open to the public which do not require a ticket.
  4. How do I request a ticket?To be placed on a waiting list, please call my Washington, DC office at 202-225-3864 
  5. Is there a cost for an inauguration ticket?
    There is no charge for tickets to the inauguration ceremony.
  6. How many tickets can I request from your office?
    Ticket requests are limited to four (4) per person.
  7. Do additional members of my party need tickets to join?
    Every person in your party MUST have a ticket to enter the section; this includes children and infants (even infants in arms).
  8. When is the latest I can request a ticket from your office?
    Requests must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on December 2, 2016.
  9. What is the difference between the ticketed area and the public area?The ticketed area is closer to the Capitol. The public area is located further from the West Front of the Capitol on the grounds of the National Mall. Both areas are standing room only.  
  10. Can these tickets be used for other events such as the inauguration ball?
    Tickets are only for the inauguration swearing-in ceremony.
  11. Is there handicapped seating available?
    Handicapped sections are provided in each section; there are no specific handicapped tickets.
  12. What is the best way to stay in contact with your office?
    Please provide a functional email address with your submission so that my office can update you with any developments.
  13. Should I submit the form multiple times to increase my chances?
    Only submit one ticket request to the my office; multiple requests to my office may result in a delay in processing your request.
  14. When will I know that I've been awarded a ticket?
    We anticipate notification of ticket allocation should occurat least one month in advance, but we will not know an exact time until we are notified of our ticket allotment. My staff will update when we know more.
  15. What will the weather be like for the event?
    January in Washington can be snowy, cold and windy.
  16. What's the best way to get to the event?
    Be prepared to walk many blocks and wait in long lines. Public transportation is the only way to get within a mile or more and most streets in the area will be blocked. Please do not drive, there is no parking anywhere near the Capitol or the National Mall.
  17. When should I arrive to the event?
    Security will be extremely tight. Security requires ticket holders to arrive at least a couple of hours early, carrying no seats, camera bags or other large bags. You will be required to enter through metal detectors, and no weapons of any kind are allowed, that includes CHL holders with hand guns.  
  18. What else should I know?
    Each Congressional office is allocated a limited number of tickets, most in viewing areas well removed from the platform and standing room only.
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