Tickets to president-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaNew Hampshire Rep. Kuster endorses Buttigieg Overnight Defense: Foreign policy takes center stage at Democratic debate | House delivers impeachment articles to Senate | Dems vow to force new vote on Trump's border wall Ray LaHood backs Biden for president MORE's inaugural swearing-in ceremony are being offered through the offices of lawmakers and not through any outlet claiming to sell them, according the inauguration's planners.

The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) said Thursday that it would distribute tickets to the member offices of the 111th Congress the week before the Jan. 20 ceremonies. Individuals interested in getting the free tickets should contact the office of their senator or representative.

"Any website or ticket broker claiming that they have inaugural tickets is simply not telling the truth," said Howard Gantman, staff director for the JCCIC. "Tickets for the swearing?in of President?elect are all provided through members of Congress, and the President?elect and Vice President?elect through the Presidential Inaugural Committee. We urge the public to view any offers of tickets for sale with great skepticism."

The JCCIC is made up of Sens. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinSenate opens Trump impeachment trial Democrats ask if US citizens were detained at border checkpoints due to Iranian national origin Pelosi set to send impeachment articles to the Senate next week MORE (D-Calif.), Bob Bennett (R-Utah), Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidThe Trumpification of the federal courts Trump to rally evangelicals after critical Christianity Today editorial Left presses 2020 Democrats to retake the courts from Trump MORE (D-Nev.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), and House Republican Leader John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerA time for war, a time for peace — and always a time to defend America Esper's chief of staff to depart at end of January Soleimani killing deepens distrust between Trump, Democrats MORE (R-Ohio).

-Jordy Yager