|As your representative in Congress it is my pleasure to assist you with issues involving federal agencies. Although my office cannot override or improperly influence the decisions made by a federal agency, I can often intervene on a person’s behalf to answer questions, find solutions, or simply attempt to cut through the red tape. Below you will find a list of agencies that I can help you with and a list of frequently asked questions. However, regardless of which agency you wish to contact, I need a completed privacy authorization form to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act. Please download this 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.
My staff is here to serve you and assist with any matters that involve a federal agency, including:
This list is by no means exhaustive, and I encourage you to contact my office and one of the numbers below if you have any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: A federal agency has denied my claim/application. Can you help me appeal the decision?
A: My staff is happy to ask for information or a status report on a pending case, or ask for clarification on the reasons for denial, but it would be inappropriate for me to compel any agency to decide an issue in your favor, or attempt to overturn a decision that is final.
Q: Can I request casework assistance for a matter involving a Florida State or County agency?
A: As a U.S. Representative, my staff has access to liaison offices for all U.S. federal agencies. For assistance with matters involving a non-federal agency or department, you should contact your representatives in the Florida State Legislature or the office of the Governor, because they have more direct access to non-federal agencies and can better review and respond to your concerns. We are happy to help you identify your state representative and provide you with their contact information.
Q: Can you help me with my legal case or court hearing?
A: I and my staff cannot give legal advice or initiate off-the-record communication with a judge who is presiding over a pending court case.