Congressman, 29th District
When I raised my hand to take the oath of office last January, to serve as the Congressman for the San Fernando Valley, I did so in Washington. Then I returned home, to the Valley, where I held a Community Swearing-In at L.A. Mission College.
I was proud, not because I was becoming a Congressman, but because it showed my commitment to the Valley. For me, serving the people of Southern California is job one, and it is important that you know what that means.
My District Office is in Arleta and is fully staffed with representatives who can help anyone in the 29th District with issues they have with the federal government. Constituents can come into the office with a number of requests:
• Help with Social Security and Medicare. Whether ensuring eligibility for benefits, making sure that a check is in the mail or getting an explanation why benefits were denied, we are ready to work and advocate on your behalf.
• Assistance for Veterans. For those who need help with the VA or other military matters, including the GI Bill and disability benefits, or in obtaining military medals and commendations, I can work with the VA and the Department of Defense to expedite solving problems for the Veterans to whom we owe so much.
• Help with immigration and naturalization. Whether it’s getting a work permit or green card for a loved one, or making sure that a passport application is dealt with properly, my staff are fully trained to help.
• Foreclosure and other homeowner issues. California was the epicenter of the foreclosure and housing crash during the great recession. Because of this, homeowners in Southern California may have questions about their mortgages and potential problems. My office can help you get the answers you need and work with your lender to make sure you keep your house.
There are literally thousands of issues that my staff can help settle. If you don’t know whether your issue qualifies, just call my office at 818-504-0090.
We do not just solve problems though. I am in awe of the young men and women who applied, through my office, for admission to one of our nation’s military academies this past year. It is the privilege of every Representative to nominate students for these academies, and I cannot wait to name the next class from the Valley in 2014.
Local students have other opportunities as well. Currently, my office is looking for the best artist in the 29th District, whose work will be recognized in the U.S. Capitol. There is also a Congressional App Contest taking place and challenging young to create the best possible mobile phone App. Information about these opportunities is available on my website.
So to those I represent, I look forward to hearing from you. More importantly, I hope you will take advantage of the services offered by my office. If I can ever be of help, please call, email or stop by my office in Arleta.