Federal Agency Assistance

My district offices are available to assist you with all federal issues and with any difficulties you may be experiencing with government agencies.  Please contact one of my district offices in Evanston or Chicago by telephone, mail, or email if you need help with:

  • Immigration
  • Federal Grants
  • Social Security
  • Medicare
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Postal Issues
  • Public Housing
  • Bureaucratic Red Tape
  • Assistance with any other federal agency

Under the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, I need to have formal authorization from you before making an inquiry to a federal agency on your behalf. This law was enacted to protect individuals from unauthorized disclosure of personal information without their consent.  Therefore, in order for our office to effectively advocate on your behalf, we require you to fill out and return a privacy waiver. The form must be signed by the person whose case is in question.

For non-immigration related matters, a general Privacy Act Release Form can be found here.

For immigration matters, an immigration-specific Privacy Act Release Form can be found here.

When returning the privacy waiver, it would also be very helpful if you would include all pertinent information such as your name(s), mailing address, telephone number(s), Social Security Number, Medicare number, Alien number, case number, etc.   Also please include documentation from the agency including correspondence, bills, and other information relevant to your case.  It is also most helpful if you include a letter describing the situation and explaining your request.  Please indicate if it is acceptable to forward your letter to the relevant agency.

If you are contacting me regarding a legal issue:

The rules of the House of Representatives prevent me from intervening in the proceedings of any court of law (including appeal proceedings), since these are activities of the judicial branch of government. If you are having a legal problem involving the courts, you may need to consider help from an attorney.

Complete contact information for all of my offices can be found here or at the bottom of this page.

 

Important websites of federal agencies:

 

Federal Communications Commission

www.fcc.gov

Federal Trade Commission

www.ftc.gov

Internal Revenue Service

www.irs.gov

Medicare

www.medicare.gov

National Do Not Call Registry

www.donotcall.gov

Small Business Administration

www.sba.gov

Social Security Administration

www.socialsecurity.gov

US Census Bureau

www.census.gov

US Citizenship and Immigration Service

www.uscis.gov

US Department of Education/Federal Student Aid

www.studentaid.ed.gov

US Department of State

www.state.gov

US Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs

www.travel.state.gov

US Department of Veterans Affairs

www.va.gov

US Embassies 

www.usembassy.gov/

US Passport Agency

www.travel.state.gov/passport

US Postal Inspectors Service

www.usps.com/postalinspectors

US Postal Service

www.usps.com

Visa Bulletin

www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_1360.html

U.S. Department of Education

www.ed.gov

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

http://www.hud.gov/index.html

U.S. Department of Labor

http://www.dol.gov/

U.S. Postal Service

http://www.usps.com/

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

http://www.va.gov/

Other Important Websites:

Free Credit Reports:

www.annualcreditreport.com

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s website on Identity Theft:

www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/hotline.html

Illinois State Board of Elections: Find Your Local Officials:

www.elections.state.il.us/districtlocator/districtofficialsearchbyaddress.aspx

Below are links to various government web sites.  These sites contain helpful information and contact phone numbers.

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  • Office Locations

    Office Name Location Image Map URL
    Washington DC 2229 Rayburn House Office
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 333-4455
    Fax: (202) 333-5522
      http://goo.gl/maps/rqq9i
    Chicago Office
    5533 N. Broadway
    Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: (773) 506-7100
    Fax: (773) 506-9202
      https://goo.gl/maps/kcpPPTUtvJn
    Evanston Office
    820 Davis Street, Suite 105
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Phone: (847) 328-3409
    Fax: (847) 328-3425
      https://goo.gl/maps/NXL5kij2ybm
    Glenview Office 1852 Johns Drive
    Glenview, IL 60025
    Phone: 847-328-3409
    Fax: 847-328-3425
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