Are you from the 1st Congressional District and planning a trip to Washington, DC? Congressman Comer’s office is happy to help make arrangements for some more popular Federal attractions in our nation’s capital. All tickets are provided to constituents on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the large number of visitors, please request them as early as possible in order to maximize your chances. Please submit your requests three months in advance. The White House and other tours don't accept requests until then. For information on sightseeing and attractions, please visit the Washington, DC Tourism Information page.
59th Presidential Inauguration Tickets:
The President and Vice President of the United States will be sworn into office during a ceremony on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. This inauguration ceremony will be held on the west front of the U.S. Capitol and managed by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC). The JCCIC will provide Members of Congress a limited set of viewing area tickets to distribute, most of which are for a standing area at or near the east end of the National Mall. If you would like to request tickets to the presidential inauguration, please read the important information below and check the box in front of “2021 Inauguration Tickets”. We will then add your request into our tracker to enter the lottery for tickets.
Important Information Regarding the 59th Presidential Inauguration
- Festivities may be limited due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
- The JCCIC will not inform Members of Congress what/how many viewing area tickets they will be provided until a few weeks after the presidential election occurs on November 3, 2020. The Office of Congressman James Comer will not grant requests for inauguration tickets until the JCCIC has made its announcement to Members of Congress regarding what the Members will be getting. This is not the best situation for reserving hotel rooms in greater Washington, DC for the night before and the night of the presidential inauguration, a heavily attended event. Ticket requesters are required nonetheless to contingency-plan accordingly on their own.
- Attending a presidential inauguration is a physical activity and a bit of an endurance (and patience) test. Crowds are large; lines are long; roadways into D.C. and the Capitol area are congested or closed; the Washington Metro subway system features long wait times due to crowds; standing areas for the inauguration ceremony are very crowded even though they are ticketed; arriving at a viewing area at least a couple of hours early is a necessity to do an adequate job of “ensuring” that one gets in; and Washington can be cold in January.
- The JCCIC does not release the actual tickets to Members of Congress until about a week before the inauguration ceremony itself. For those who get tickets, receiving them may require reliance on a commercial overnight mail service. (The Congressional office would pay for the overnighting, but an address that would work about a week before the inauguration would be necessary.)
- Ticket requests from persons who are not residents of the 1st Congressional District of Kentucky may not be answered.
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