PLEASE NOTE: APRIL 10, 2020: Final deadline for applying for credentials. Unfortunately, deadline extensions are not available.  Please plan accordingly.

The House and Senate press galleries are planning for the media's needs for the upcoming presidential nominating conventions on behalf of the Democratic and Republican parties.

Convention credentials are available only to bona fide news organizations employing professional journalists engaged in the gathering and reporting of news. Journalists are expected to dress in professional attire and adhere to journalistic standards of conduct at all times.

Approved organizations should not expect all of their convention personnel to have simultaneous access to Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI or the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC.

Convention credentials will be granted to qualifying news organizations, not individuals, similar to the process used for congressional press gallery accreditation. It is important that each news organization submits a SINGLE comprehensive application for its media outlet.

It is also very important that each news organization designates a reliable contact person to handle the entire credential application process. This helps to ensure that news organizations receive timely updates about the conventions and questions about the applications are addressed as they are processed.

-House Press Gallery