Latta encourages constituents to schedule U.S. Capitol Tours in lieu of White House tours

The Obama administration announced this week that White House tours are being canceled beginning Saturday, March 9, until further notice due to staffing reductions as a result of sequestration.

Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) encouraged constituents of Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District to contact his office to set up tours of the U.S. Capitol:

“I understand the disappointment of those who have had their previously scheduled White House tours canceled. My office will continue to provide public tours of the U.S. Capitol and welcome constituents who are visiting Washington to schedule tours through my office,” Latta said. “As a result of sequestration the federal government is undergoing budget cuts, including a 8.2 percent cut in congressional office budgets, however plans to meet the new spending levels have been implemented within my office to ensure regular activities, such as public tours, can proceed as usual.”

To schedule public tours through Congressman Latta’s office, visit his website at or call toll free (800) 541-6446.

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