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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. We rotate this responsibility every four years. The Senate 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), Shawna Blair (Deputy Director), Nick Mead (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 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday – Friday or until the Senate adjourns. Recess hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.