|One of the most important things I do as a U.S. representative is help people with issues they're having with federal agencies. Although I cannot override the decisions made by a federal agency, I can often intervene on a person's behalf to answer questions, find solutions, or just cut through the red tape. Regardless of which agency you need help with, I need a completed privacy authorization form to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act.
What my office can do:
- Help you communicate with federal agencies
- Request information or a status report on your case
- Request that an agency consider or reconsider your case
- Submit an inquiry with a federal agency on your behalf
- Help you obtain basic information from a federal agency
What my office cannot do:
- Force a federal agency to act in your favor or speed up your case
- Provide legal advice or recommend an attorney
- Overturn or influence matters involving private businesses
- Intervene with state issues. My office cannot overturn or influence matters under the jurisdiction of local or state governments. If your issue involves state or municipal agencies, please contact your state legislators or contact the state agency directly. The Governor of Virginia’s office may also be able to help you with state issues.
- Intervene with judicial issues. My office cannot legally get involved with pending litigation, including questions about criminal trials or imprisonment, child custody issues, deportation proceedings and civil lawsuits. My office cannot overturn or in any way influence a court’s decision.