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Help With Federal Agency

Sometimes it can be difficult to navigate the maze of the federal government. My office can serve as a liaison between you and a federal agency. Some federal agencies you may be familiar with are the Social Security Administration (SSA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Veterans Administration (VA). To the right you have quick links and below you can find an expanded list of federal agencies my office can assist with, and some examples of the type of assistance provided.

The role of my office when assisting constituents with federal agencies is to make inquiries on your behalf with the respective agencies regarding your situation. This includes: finding out the status of a case, requesting additional information, and requesting an expedited response or decision.

While my office can make inquiries on your behalf, we cannot guarantee a positive outcome in all situations. It is important to note that my office does not have any decision making authority, and the respective agencies have complete discretion concerning decisions on individual cases.

In order for my office to assist you with a federal agency, federal law requires that you fill out a privacy act form so that we may act on your behalf.  Click here for the privacy act form.

Here are answers to several of the most frequently asked questions by constituents.

How to obtain assistance from my office:

1. Determine if you reside in Texas' 22nd Congressional District

Congressional courtesy, ethics rules and propriety dictate that each Member of Congress has the honor and responsibility to serve his or her own constituents.

If you aren't sure which Congressional district you live in, please visit the House of Representatives homepage here, enter your nine digit zip code to determine who your representative is.

If you do not know the last four digits of your zip code, please visit the Postal Service ZIP Code Lookup page to find out.

2. Determine if your issue is under the jurisdiction of a federal agency

Check this quick list of federal agencies below to see if the issue you are dealing with is with one of these agencies.

If you do not see the agency that you are dealing with listed, or you are uncertain, please call (281) 494-2690 and a member of my staff will be pleased to assist with your question.

If your particular issue does not fall under the jurisdiction of a federal agency, my staff will try to direct you to the appropriate non-federal agency, resources or services that may be helpful.

Department of Agriculture
Forest Service
Department of Commerce
Economic Development Administration
International Trade Administration
Minority Business Development Agency
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Census Bureau
Department of Defense (DOD)
Defense Intelligence Agency
Defense Logistics Agency
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Department of the Navy
U.S. Marine Corps
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Department of Energy
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Administration on Aging
Administration for Children and Families
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Food and Drug Administration
Health Resources and Services Administration
National Institutes of Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Secret Service
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Bureau of Reclamation
Fish and Wildlife Service
Minerals Management Service
National Park Service
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Bureau of Prisons
Drug Enforcement Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Marshals Service
Department of Labor
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Disability Employment Policy
Department of State
Department of Transportation (USDOT)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Department of the Treasury
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Bureau of the Public Debt
Comptroller of the Currency
Internal Revenue Service
U.S. Mint
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Corporation for National and Community Service
Election Assistance Commission
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Fannie Mae
Farm Credit Administration
Federal Citizen Information Center
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Federal Election Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Maritime Commission
Federal Mediation

Privacy Act Form (09/23/13 02:38 PM PST)