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  • Reaching out to community as your U.S. congressman
    Posted in Columns on October 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    One of my most important responsibilities as your Congressman is to be an advocate for you when you encounter problems dealing with a federal agency. That assistance may come in the form of a mediator, a red-tape cutter, or even an expediter. Most often, my staff and I help 10th District residents with Social Security claims, federal disability filings, Internal Revenue Service headaches, veterans’ benefits and immigration requests. So far this year, we’ve handled nearly 1,100 requests for assis... Read more

  • Talking Taxes
    Posted in Columns on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Economic opportunities are abound in Georgia, and the 10th District certainly is no exception. In the Covington-Newton County area, the explosive growth of the film and manufacturing industries is welcoming new ventures, like Three Ring Studios, Shire Biologics, and General Mills, to its community. I’m also encouraged by expansions that are happening in Milledgeville and Monticello such as the development of Norton Packaging. But progress shouldn’t be limited to certain areas,... Read more

  • Curbing Excessive Spending Little by Little
    Posted in Columns on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Fiscal responsibility. Politicians talk about it frequently, but it seems like none are willing to take action to make it a reality. When it comes down to it, these two little words are all about identifying government waste and eliminating it, which is exactly what my colleague, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, and I are doing. Last week, the two of us introduced companion legislation in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, called the Presidential Allowance Moderni... Read more

  • Open for Business
    Posted in Columns on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Over the past few years, the State of Georgia has distinguished itself as a powerhouse for business with its growth of its manufacturing, film, and tourism industries. Among others, these trades are spurring our economy and enriching our cities and local neighborhoods. For example, Georgia has consistently snagged top spots in CNBC’s annual “America’s Top States for Business” rankings. The 10th District’s very own Newton County is home to the Three Ring Studios, which is on it... Read more

  • Legislative Update
    Posted in Columns on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – With all the noise coming out of Washington lately, big-ticket items, like health care and tax reform, have been on the forefront of most of our minds. While these are important issues that we’re tackling, they’ve also drowned out some of the other valuable things that Congress is doing. With that in mind, I want to take the time to outline a few of my own legislative proposals that I’m very proud to be introducing in the coming months. Just a few short weeks ago, the House pa... Read more

  • A Focus at Home: Made in America
    Posted in Columns on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Americans have always been on the forefront of innovation, creating new ideas and growing businesses from the ground up. Our work ethic and quality craftsmanship are the heart and soul of our Nation. That heart – present in so many of our small business owners – is one of the things that makes America great. Not only do American companies provide high-quality goods and services, but they also provide much-needed jobs in our communities. On Monday, President Trump kicked off “M... Read more

  • Foreign and Domestic
    Posted in Columns on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    Washington, D.C. – The day I was sworn in as your Representative in Congress, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. There is no promise that I take more seriously than this one. For too long, our military has struggled to complete the tasks they’ve been given – not because of a lack of skill or dedication, but because the government has failed to provide our men and women in uniform with the tools and resources neces... Read more

  • Reinstating the Rule of Law
    Posted in Columns on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Illegal immigration is not a new problem. It’s one of the primary issues that I came to Washington to solve. For too long, we’ve seen cities and municipalities unilaterally enact policies that directly contradict federal law, providing safe havens for people who are in our country unlawfully. This is simply unacceptable. With President Trump in the White House and a Republican majority in Congress, we now have a real chance to make meaningful and tangible changes to our broken... Read more

  • Developing the Future Workforce
    Posted in Columns on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – A job is more than just making money and cashing a paycheck. It’s about finding a purpose and building a life. More importantly, it’s an integral part of the American dream: The idea that, with hard work, anyone can start from the ground up to create a better life for themselves, their children, and their grandchildren. America is the best in the world – bar none – at providing the opportunities that make that dream possible. Sadly, times have been hard. Many American workers ... Read more

  • Thin Blue Line
    Posted in Columns on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Every American law enforcement officer – police, sheriffs, detectives, deputies, other first responders – makes a promise to this country. They will fight to their last breath to keep our country and communities safe. We see example after example of them running into danger for strangers. They stand between order and chaos, and they always answer the call. Recent events in Putnam County, Georgia, and Alexandria, Virginia, are examples of this commitment. Each and every day, th... Read more

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Help with a Federal Agency

One of the most important things I do as a U.S. Representative is help constituents work through issues with federal agencies. Although I cannot override the decisions made by a federal agency, I can often intervene on a constituent’s behalf to get answers to questions, find solutions, or just cut through the red tape. Below you will find a list of agencies with which I can help you. However, regardless of which agency you need help navigating, you must complete a privacy authorization form to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act. Please download this printable version of the casework authorization form and then fax or mail to the address listed under the agency from which you are seeking assistance.

Casework Authorization Form