Tickets to president-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTo Build Back Better, improving Black women's health is a must Rahm Emanuel has earned M since leaving Chicago's city hall: report 60 years after the Peace Corps, service still brings Americans together 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 advances Biden consumer bureau pick after panel logjam Republicans caught in California's recall trap F-35 fighter jets may fall behind adversaries, House committee warns MORE (D-Calif.), Bob Bennett (R-Utah), Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidTo Build Back Better, we need a tax system where everyone pays their fair share Democrats say Biden must get more involved in budget fight Biden looks to climate to sell economic agenda MORE (D-Nev.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), and House Republican Leader John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbying world A new kind of hero? Last week's emotional TV may be a sign GOP up in arms over Cheney, Kinzinger MORE (R-Ohio).

-Jordy Yager