Our elected officials are given the privilege of their office for and by the people who duly elect them. Remember, they are there to represent your interest and concerns with state and federal issues.
According to the information my Congresswomen in the state of Delaware supplies her constituents, an essential service she provides helps people with their federal problem. She states that although she cannot override the decisions made by a federal agency, she can often intervene on a person’s behalf to answer questions, find solutions, or just cut through the red tape. There is a list of agencies that she can help her constituents with on her official website.
However, regardless of which agency you need help with, you must complete a privacy authorization form to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act. It can be downloaded in a printable version of the privacy authorization form and then fax or mail to the address listed under the agency from which you are seeking assistance.
Which agency do you need help with?
FCC – Federal Communications Commission
Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Internal Revenue Service
Department of Labor
Office of Personnel Management
Social Security Administration
State Department – Visas
Department of Veterans Affairs
There are also other concerns you may have as a constituent, such as matters with the criminal justice system or other issues. In any case, always ask if you’re not sure or want to find out if your representative can help or steer you in the right direction.
So make it your business to become familiar with your representatives in the house and senate. And find out how they may be able to help you with state or federal issues.