About Us

The Periodical Press Gallery assists bona fide correspondents working for a magazine, newsletter, non-daily newspaper or online publication and serves Members of Congress and Congressional staff with any periodical press related questions or issues.

The Periodical Press Gallery is unique in that the administrative duty of credentialing our correspondents rotates between the House and Senate offices. The House Periodical Press Gallery is currently in charge of administering credentials. The Executive Committee of Periodical Correspondents decides which publications qualify for press credentials.

The Periodical Press Gallery operates under the authority of rule 33 of the Senate.

Office Information

Staff: Justin Wilson (Director), Spencer Barks (Media Relations Coordinator), Lindsey Bowen (Media Relations Coordinator).

Location: U.S. Capitol, Room S-320 Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-0265

Fax: 202-228-3480

Email: periodicals@saa.senate.gov

Office Hours: The Gallery hours are 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday – Friday or until the Senate adjourns. The Gallery is closed on Federal holidays.


Workspace is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is available in the following rooms:

U.S. Capitol

Senate Periodical Press Gallery, S-320

House Periodical Press Gallery, H-304

Capitol Visitor Center

PPG Annex, HVC-125

General media workspaces, HVC-106 and HVC-107

Rayburn House Office Building

General media workspace, Room 2070

Correspondents are reminded that:

– No workspace or phone is reserved for any organization or individual.

– No more than one space in each gallery office may be used by any one publishing organization if others are waiting for workspace.

– Use of gallery offices is restricted to coverage of current Congressional actions. You may not use the gallery to write about non-Congressional hearings or press conferences.

– Due to an increasing demand for workspace, as a courtesy, please consider storing your computer if you’ll be away from it for a long period of time.