Information on types of services and help my office may be able to provide, and how to request more information or assistance.
I am honored to represent you in Congress and am here to help in any way possible. I hope all the information in this section will be helpful whether you need help with a federal agency, would like to order a flag, are requesting tours and tickets for a visit to Washington DC, are trying to find out if federal grants are available for your project, or are considering applying to a military academy. Thank you for visiting!
Assistance with federal agencies
One of my most important jobs as your Congressman is to assist those I represent by serving as a direct link to the federal government, helping constituents navigate the bureaucratic maze, and cutting through the red tape to obtain answers from federal agencies.
What is casework?
You can often obtain an answer or resolve your problems by directly contacting a federal agency or by visiting its web site. However, when additional help is required, my staff and I will open a case and act as your liaison with the appropriate federal agency to assist you in your efforts to resolve the problem.
How do I open a case?
The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that I have your written consent before contacting federal agencies about your situation. Please complete a Privacy Act Release form and provide it to one of my Constituent Services Centers, as well as 2 complete copies of other relevant documents that may be useful when I inquire on your behalf.
Things to know
- While I will do my best to assist you with resolving your situation, I do not have the ability to override agency decisions made in accordance with federal law or regulation.
- I am unable to assist you with a problem involving a state or local government agency, or which does not fall under federal jurisdiction. You may want to contact your state or local officials for assistance with these matters.
- Due to the constitutional separation of powers, judicial matters do not fall under my jurisdiction as a Member of Congress. House ethics rules also prohibit me from acting as an attorney.
- I am regretfully unable to directly intervene in private disputes between individuals and businesses, financial institutions, or other independent entities. However, I will be happy to provide you detailed information about programs and resources that may be helpful to you in pursuing such complaints.
Learn more about the Artistic Discovery Contest open to all high school students that live in our Congressional District. You may also fill out an entry form to send to my office.
Fill out an online request to have my office officially recognize the outstanding public achievement of a person who lives in our Congressional district.
You can fill out a form authorizing me to communicate with a Federal Agency on your behalf.
Information on the Internship opportunities available in my offices.
Information and instruction for people seeking nomination to a US Military Academy. You may also fill out a form requesting a military academy nomination.
Birthday, wedding and anniversary greetings from the President may be requested through my office.
My staff is happy to assist constituents with obtaining tickets for tours of the U.S. Capitol and other Washington, DC attractions.