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         [Republicans in roman (228); Democrats in italic (206); Independents in bold (1); total, 435]
Room numbers with three digits are in the Cannon House Office Building (New Jersey and Independence
  Avenues), four digits beginning with 1 are in the Longworth House Office Building (between South Cap-
  itol Street and New Jersey Avenue on Independence Avenue), and four digits beginning with 2 are in
  the Rayburn House Office Building (between First and South Capitol Streets on Independence Avenue).
  Members’ offices may be reached by phone at 202–225–3121. The most current listing of House Mem-
  bers can be found on the Internet at

                   Name                                            State (District)                         Room

                                    Resident Commissioner
Romero-Barcelo, Carlos A ................ Puerto Rico ...................................................    2443

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information concerning the House of Representatives, contact the Clerk, The Capitol, Washington, DC
20515. Phone, 202–225–7000. Internet, Specific information and legislation can be
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Office, Washington, DC 20402.

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone, 202–228–1793. Internet,

Architect of the Capitol                                             ALAN M. HANTMAN
Assistant Architect of the Capitol                                   (VACANCY)
  Head, Architecture Division                                        BRUCE ARTHUR
  Special Assistant                                                  JAMES E. ELLISON
  Superintendent of Construction                                     WILLIAM B. HOLMES
Administrative Assistant                                             HERBERT M. FRANKLIN
  Director, Human Resources Management                               HECTOR E. SUAREZ
  Director, Equal Employment Opportunity                             KATHLEEN GAUSE
  Director, Information Resources                                    RICK KASHURBA
  Employment Counsel                                                 KEVIN MULSHINE
  Curator                                                            BARBARA WOLANIN
Inspector General                                                    ARTHUR L. MCINTYE
Director of Engineering                                              DAN E. HANLON
  Assistant Director of Engineering                                  SCOTT BIRKHEAD
Executive Officer                                                    LYNNE THEISS
  Head, Procurement Division                                         RICHARD N. MUELLER
Budget Officer/Director of Financial Services                        W. STUART PREGNALL III
  Assistant Budget Officer                                           JOHN T. BORTLEIN, JR.
  Accounting Officer                                                 ELLIOTT BURNHAM
General Counsel                                                      CHARLES K. TYLER
  Senior Labor-Management Counsel                                    MARGARET COX
Senior Landscape Architect                                           MATTHEW EVANS
Superintendent, House Office Buildings                               ROBERT MILEY
Supervising Engineer, Library of Congress                            DONALD PARRY
Supervising Engineer of the U.S. Capitol                             AMITA N. POOLE
Superintendent, Senate Office Buildings                              LAWRENCE R. STOFFEL

The Architect of the Capitol is responsible for the care and maintenance of the U.S.
Capitol, nearby buildings, and grounds and for implementing construction,
renovation, conservation, and landscape improvement projects as authorized by the

The Architect of the Capitol is charged       appointment for an indefinite term.
with operating and maintaining the            Legislation enacted in 1989 provides that
buildings of the Capitol complex              the Architect is to be appointed for a
committed to his care by Congress.            term of 10 years by the President, with
Permanent authority for the care and          the advice and consent of the Senate,
maintenance of the Capitol was                from a list of 3 candidates recommended
established by the act of August 15,          by a congressional commission. Upon
1876 (40 U.S.C. 162, 163). The                confirmation by the Senate, the Architect
Architect’s duties include the mechanical     becomes an official of the legislative
and structural maintenance of the             branch as an officer and agent of
Capitol, the conservation and care of         Congress; he is eligible for
works of art in the building, the upkeep      reappointment after completion of his
and improvement of the Capitol grounds,       term. The present Architect, Alan M.
and the arrangement of inaugural and          Hantman, is the 10th to hold this
other ceremonies held in the building or      position and the first to be appointed in
on the grounds. Legislation has been          accordance with the new procedure.
enacted from time to time to provide for         The Architect, whose original duties
additional buildings and grounds placed       were limited to designing and
under the jurisdiction of the Architect of    supervising the construction of the
the Capitol.                                  Capitol, has assumed additional
   In addition to the Capitol, the            responsibilities for activities that have
Architect is responsible for the upkeep of    been assigned to the office by Congress.
all of the congressional office buildings,    Today, in light of the widespread
the Library of Congress buildings, the        activities under the jurisdiction of the
U.S. Supreme Court building, the              Architect of the Capitol, the
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary           administrative function competes heavily
Building, the Capitol Power Plant, the        with the architectural and engineering
Capitol Police headquarters, and the          functions of the office.
Robert A. Taft Memorial. The Architect           Recent and ongoing projects carried
performs his duties in connection with        out by the Architect of the Capitol
the Senate side of the Capitol, the Senate    include the renovation, restoration, and
office buildings, and the operation of the    modification of the interiors and
Senate restaurants subject to the             exteriors of the Thomas Jefferson and
approval of the Senate Committee on           John Adams Buildings of the Library of
Rules and Administration. In matters of       Congress; repair of the Capitol terraces;
general policy in connection with the         conversion of the Capitol courtyards into
House office buildings and the Capitol        meeting rooms; replacement of worn
Power Plant, his activities are subject to    Minton tile in the Senate corridors of the
the approval and direction of the House       Capitol; conservation of the Statue of
Office Building Commission. The               Freedom atop the Capitol dome;
Architect is under the direction of the       completion of the murals in the first-floor
Speaker in matters concerning the House       House corridors; improvement of
side of the Capitol. In addition, the         speech-reinforcement, electrical, and
Architect of the Capitol serves as the        fire-protection systems in the Capitol and
Acting Director of the U.S. Botanic           congressional office buildings; removal
Garden under the Joint Committee on           of architectural barriers throughout the
the Library.                                  Capitol complex; development of
   Until 1989, the position of Architect of   publications and exhibits for the
the Capitol was filled by Presidential        bicentennial of the Capitol; installation
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of an improved Senate subway system;                        The Architect of the Capitol serves as
preparation of a telecommunication plan                  a member of the following bodies:
for the legislative branch agencies;                     Capitol Police Board, Capitol Guide
leasing of space in Postal Square for                    Board, District of Columbia Zoning
various Senate support services; work on                 Commission, Advisory Council on
security improvements within the Capitol                 Historic Preservation, National Capital
complex; management oversight of the                     Memorial Commission, Art Advisory
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary                      Committee to the Washington
Building; the design and construction of                 Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and
the National Garden adjacent to the                      Heritage Preservation. He is also an ex-
Botanic Garden Conservatory; restoration                 officio member of the United States
of the U.S. Botanic Garden                               Capitol Preservation Commission and the
Conservatory; planning for the proposed                  Commission on the Bicentennial of the
Capitol Visitor Center; and direction of                 United States Capitol. In addition, he
the master plan for the future                           serves as the Coordinator of Civil
development of the Capitol complex.                      Defense for the Capitol complex.

For further information, contact the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, U.S. Capitol Building,
Washington, DC 20515. Phone, 202–228–1793. Internet,

Office of Executive Director, 245 First Street SW., Washington, DC 20024
Phone, 202–225–8333. Internet,
Conservatory, Maryland Avenue, First to Second Streets SW., Washington, DC 20024
Phone, 202–225–6647
Production Facility, 4700 Shepherd Parkway SW., Washington, DC 20032
Phone, 202–563–2220

Director (Architect of the Capitol)                               ALAN M. HANTMAN
  Executive Director                                              JEFFREY P. COOPER-SMITH

The United States Botanic Garden informs visitors about the aesthetic, cultural,
economic, therapeutic, and ecological importance of plants to the well-being of

The U.S. Botanic Garden carries out its                     The Conservatory, one of the largest
mission by presenting artistic displays of               structures of its kind in this country,
plants, exhibits, and a program of                       features both indoor exhibits and two
educational activities; promoting                        outdoor courtyard gardens. Collections
botanical knowledge through the                          in this facility attract many visitors
cultivation of an ordered collection of                  annually, including botanists,
plants; fostering plant conservation by                  horticulturists, ecologists, students, and
acting as a repository for endangered                    garden club members. The permanent
species; and growing plants for the                      collections include orchids, epiphytes,
beautification of the Capitol complex.                   bromeliads, carnivorous plants, ferns,
Uniquely situated at the heart of the U.S.               cycads, cacti, succulents, medicinal
Government, the Botanic Garden seeks                     plants, rare and endangered plants, and
to promote the exchange of ideas and                     plants valued as sources of food,
information relevant to this mission                     beverages, fibers, and other industrial
among national and international visitors                products. Specialty exhibits range from
and policymakers.                                        artwork inspired by plants to seasonal

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