Inauguration Weekend

On Monday, January 21, 2013, the nation will celebrate the inauguration of President Obama.

Please note, the White House will not be offering tours from Thursday, January 17, to Tuesday, January 22. Tours will resume on Wednesday, January 23. We remind constituents that tours booked through Congresswoman Speier’s office must be requested at least 30 days in advance.


My office has completed the random, computer-based lottery for tickets to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. I wish I could provide tickets to all of my constituents, but I regret to inform you that I cannot do so. Only a limited number of tickets was made available to my office by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), but in the period from the election until December 6th, my office received almost 1500 requests from residents of California’s new 14th district.

Even if my office was unable to meet your ticket request and you still plan to visit Washington for Inauguration weekend, there will be “standing room only” public viewing areas around the Capitol and National Mall equipped with large “jumbo-tron” screens, for which tickets are not required. While these areas will be crowded, they will provide you with the opportunity to experience this historic event.

My Open House Reception

I want to personally invite you to a reception I am hosting in my Capitol Hill office on Sunday, January 20th, from 2:30pm to 5pm. Here you can meet my staff and me, see my personal office, and enjoy food and hot drink to warm you against that January cold! My office is located in the Cannon House Office Building on the 2nd floor in Room 211. If you are planning on traveling by metro, please exit at Capitol South station on the blue/orange line. The Cannon building is across C Street, S.E., a half block north from the station exit.

Tours and Events

As a reminder, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC), is solely responsible for all balls, galas, receptions, parties, and the official Inaugural Day parade – these do not fall under the purview of Congressional offices or the JCCIC. If you would like to know more about the inaugural activities, please check the JCICC’s website, Facebook page or Twitter,the PIC,, or

If you would like to visit Washington, DC, at any point during the next two years, please visit my website at, where under “Constituent Services” my office will help you book tours of the sights in DC. Here you can also purchase a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol, while under the “Contact Jackie” tab you can email me your input, and sign up for my Telephone Town Halls and my “Jackie’s Journal” e-newsletter If you would like to hear about how I am working to represent you, you can follow me at, like me at, and watch me at Closer to home, you are also welcome to visit my District Office at the address listed on my website.

I look forward to celebrating this historic Inauguration with you. Happy New Year!

For more information, please contact my Washington, DC, office at 202-225-3531.

Learn more about the 57th Presidential Inauguration from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies at or on Facebook at