President Barack Obama’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress
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President Barack Obama’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress
United States Capitol Police Chief Phillip D. Morse, Sr
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 September 7, 2011
(202) 224-1677
   

President Barack Obama’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

On Thursday, September 8, 2011, President Obama will address a Joint Session of Congress in the United States Capitol at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Restricted Access - Capitol Square

The Capitol Square will be restricted to event credentialed authorized pedestrians only beginning at 4:00 p.m. on September 8.

Street Closures

The following street closures will be put into effect by the United States Capitol Police on September 8 at 5:00 p.m. until this event has concluded:

  • North Side of Capitol Square

    • D Street, NE between 2nd Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW
    • C Street, NE between 2nd Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW
    • Constitution Avenue between 2nd Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW
    • Delaware Avenue between Columbus Circle & Constitution Avenue, NE
    • New Jersey Avenue, NE between Louisiana Avenue, & D Street, NE
    • Pennsylvania Avenue between 1st Street, & 3rd Street, NW
    • East Capitol Street between 2nd Street, & 1st Street, NE/SE
    • 1st Street between Columbus Circle, NE & C Street, SE
    • 1st Street between Louisiana Avenue, NW and Washington Avenue, SW

  • South Side of Capitol Square

    • Maryland Avenue, SW between 1st Street, & 3rd Street, SW
    • Maryland Avenue, SW between 1st Street, & 3rd Street, SW
    • C Street between 1st Street, SE & Washington Avenue, SW
    • Delaware Avenue between Washington Avenue, SW & C Street, SW
    • New Jersey Avenue between Independence Avenue, & D Street, SE
    • South Capitol Street between Independence Avenue & D Street, SE/SW

Capitol Tours

The Capitol Visitor Center closes for tours on Thursday, September 8 at 11:00 am, and will resume tours on Friday, September 9 at 9:00 am.

Tour Bus Rerouting

Tour buses will be rerouted from First Street between Constitution Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW to Third Street, between Constitution Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW for passenger drop off and pick up beginning on Thursday, September 8 at 11:00 am. Tour buses will resume their First Street route on Friday, September 9 at 9:00 am.

If there are any questions about these events or security procedures, please contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.

 

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  Prepared by:
  Sergeant Kimberly Schneider
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Office