Today, March 5th, Congressional offices received the following letter from the White House Visitors Office:

ATTN Interested Parties,


Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours. 


We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular Spring touring season.   For updates regarding this situation, please contact the White House Visitors Office 24 Hour Hotline at (202) 456-7041.


Sincerely,


White House Visitors Office

Because of this development, all scheduled and requested tours are canceled. The McDermott office will not be handling requests for White House Tours until further notice. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope to resume accepting requests soon.