Congressional press accreditation for magazines, newsletters, non-daily newspapers, and on-line publications are handled through the Periodical Press Gallery. The Executive Committee of Correspondents decides which publications qualify for press credentials.
The application process can be lengthy with the potential for taking six months to a year to complete, and some applications have taken even longer. Approval is not guaranteed at the end of the process. Please see the rules and regulations to review the qualifications.
New credentials are issued for each session of Congress (annually) and a new application form must be submitted every Congress in order to continue membership in the Gallery.
Please note that old press credentials must be turned in to receive new credentials.