Constituent Services are Part of the Job
Oct 5, 2012 -
I recognize that navigating federal agencies can often be challenging. As Central Washington’s Representative in Congress, one of my highest priorities is providing service and assistance to the people from my district. Being in a position to help Central Washington residents is the most rewarding part of my job. The following are a number of services with which I can offer my assistance.
Federal Agency Help If you or a member of your family is experiencing a problem with a federal agency, my office may be able to help. Each week I assist Central Washington residents that need help with the Social Security Administration, obtaining a visa or passport, resolving issues with the Internal Revenue Service, and a variety of other matters involving federal agencies. Keeping our nation’s commitment to those who served and fought to keep America safe is a national priority, and I also can provide support to veterans and active members of our military who need assistance securing their benefits or health care services.
A member of my staff can initiate a Congressional inquiry as soon as a letter describing the situation and an authorization form that allows me to act on your behalf are received. I encourage anyone that needs this type of help to contact my Tri-Cities office at (509) 543-9396.
Flags My office can also assist you in obtaining a flag that has flown over the United States Capitol or to request a flag be flown for a special occasion. If you are interested in purchasing a flag, please contact my office or visit my website for an order form.
Internship Opportunities College students and college graduates have the opportunity to apply to serve as interns in one of my offices either in Washington, D.C. or in Central Washington. This program provides students a unique opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of a congressional office.
Visiting Our Nation’s Capitol If you are planning a visit to Washington, D.C., I encourage you to contact my office so that my staff can provide you with details on tours of the U.S. Capitol, museums, monuments and other federal buildings that are open to the public.
Military Academy Nominations Members of Congress have the privilege of recommending a select group of young men and women to be considered for admission to the United States service academies, including the Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marines. The appointments are limited and highly competitive. This year’s application deadline is November 2nd and those interested in applying are encouraged to contact my office in the Tri-Cities.
These are only a few examples of how I may be able to assist you. If there is another matter involving the federal government that you need help with, do not hesitate to contact my office or visit my website at www.hastings.house.gov.