Every four years, Americans travel to Washington from all corners of the country to witness the swearing-in of our nation’s newly elected President. My office has received numerous requests for information about the upcoming inaugural ceremonies on January 21, 2013, and for those of you interested in attending, there will be plenty to do that day. I encourage you to visit the website for the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) for information on the ceremonies and events. That website is: http://inaugural.senate.gov/
Tickets are required to attend the swearing-in ceremony, and we are maintaining a list of everyone who asks for tickets. You are welcome to contact my office at 202-224-3154 to be added to this list, but we have already received more requests than the number of tickets we expect to be allotted. However, the JCCIC plans to expand the public viewing areas of the swearing-in for visitors who do not have tickets and immediately following the swearing-in ceremony, the Inaugural Parade will take place along Pennsylvania Avenue. Tickets are not required to view the parade.
I wish you safe and warm travels to Washington D.C.
Senator Richard Burr