Services

Academy Nominations

Each member of Congress, either in the House of Representatives or the Senate, is allowed a total of five appointees in each service academy. For each vacancy, I am allowed to nominate ten individuals. Learn more about the Service Academy Nomination process.

Artistic Discovery

The annual high school art competition that I sponsor in the 4thCongressional District. Learn more about the House of Representatives' nation-wide high school arts competition.

Business Assistance

Learn more about assistance for businesses (especially small businesses) in California.

Congressional Commendations

As a service to my constituents, my office can provide acknowledgement of special events. Request a congressional commendation.

Consumer Protection

Advice on avoiding scams and rip-offs, as well as tips on a wide variety of other consumer topics. Learn more about consumer protection.

Federal Agencies—Getting Help

If you can't get an answer from a federal agency in a timely fashion, or if you feel you have been treated unfairly, my office may be able to help resolve a problem or get you the information you need. While we cannot guarantee you a favorable outcome, we will do our best to help you receive a fair and timely response to your problem. Contact my office for assistance in dealing with Federal agencies.

Federal Business Opportunities

Information that provides guidance and online procurement procedures for doing business with the federal government. Learn about the procurement procedures for doing business with the federal government.

Flying Flag Over Capitol

Purchase a U.S. flag through my office. There is no limit on the number of flags you may order. You may also request that your new flag be flown over the Capitol. Flags may be flown for a particular person, event, or organization, and may be flown on a specific future date. A certificate of recognition is included with each flag.

Government Resources

An informational page listing the other government Web sites in one convenient place.

Grants

There are thousands of federal grant programs that your organization might be eligible for and I am often asked about what is available. Learn about the available resources to help eligible grantseekers find information on federal grants, loans, and nonfinancial assistance for projects, as well as on private funding.

Identity Theft

Information on how district residents can protect their identity.

Immigrants

The following information is for immigrants. Please contact my office at 916-786-5560 for assistance with any questions or problems you may have.

Internships

I run an internship program accepting college students interested in learning about the operations of a congressional office. In addition to general office support, interns assist my staff with constituent services, Capitol tours, and light research. Interns are also encouraged to attend hearings, lectures, and seminars available in Congress and around the Hill.

Jobs

Resources for district residents who are seeking employment.

Kids

A collection of fun resources for Kids.

Military Personnel

The following information is for military personnel. Please contact our office at 916-786-5560 for assistance with any questions or problems you may have.

Parents and Teachers

A collection of resources for parents and teachers.

Presidential Greetings

District Residents can request to receive a greeting from the President of the United States. Request a Presidential Greeting.

Senior Citizens

The following information is for Senior Citizens. Please contact my office at 916-786-5560 for assistance with any questions or problems you may have.

Students

The following information is for Students. Please contact our office at 916-786-5560 for assistance with any questions or problems you may have.

Student Financial Aid

Learn about the process of locating and applying for financial aid.

Tours

For those constituents visiting the Washington D.C. area, I am pleased to offer this information on local tours and points of interest. My office can also help you make arrangements for some of the more popular Federal attractions in our Nation's Capital.

Unclaimed Property

Californiais holding huge amounts of unclaimed property. Is some of it yours? Common forms of unclaimed property include savings or checking accounts, stocks, uncashed dividends or payroll checks, refunds, traveler’s checks, trust distributions, insurance payments or refunds and life insurance policies, annuities, certificates of deposit, customer overpayments, utility security deposits, mineral royalty payments, and contents of safe deposit boxes.

Veterans

The following information is for veterans. Please contact our office at 916-786-5560 for assistance with any questions or problems you may have.

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Upcoming Events

Staff Satellite Office Hours

Office staff members are available to assist constituents with problems or concerns at satellite office locations held throughout the district.  Anyone wishing to discuss an issue of federal concern is invited to attend one of these satellite office sessions and speak with a member of staff.  For more information, or to reach staff, please call the district office at 916-786-5560.
  
Upcoming Staff Satellite Office Hours for November:
 
Amador County
 
Jackson 
Tuesday, November 25th
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Conference Room D
County Administration Center
810 Court Street
 
Calaveras County
 
San Andreas 
Tuesday, November 25th
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Calaveras County Water Agency Conference Room
120 Toma Court
 
El Dorado County
 
Camino 
Thursday, November 13th
9:00 am - 11:00am
Camino Pollock Pines Chamber of Commerce
4123 Carson Road
 
El Dorado Hills 
Thursday, November 13th
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce
2085 Vine Street, #105
 
Fresno County
 
Auberry 
Thursday, November 13th
11:00am - 1:00pm
The Auberry Library
33049 Auberry Rd
 
Madera County

Oakhurst 
Wednesday, November 5th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Yosemite Visitor Bureau Conference Room
40637 Highway 41
 
Coarsegold 
Wednesday, November 5th
3:00pm - 5: 00pm
Yosemite Lakes Park Clubhouse
30250 Yosemite Springs Parkway
 
Mariposa County
 
Mariposa 
Wednesday, November 
19th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Conference Room
4978 10th Street
 
Placer County
 
Auburn 
Wednesday, November 12th
9:00am - 11:00am
Auburn City Hall
Room #10
1225 Lincoln Way
 
Lincoln 
Wednesday, November 12th
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lincoln City Hall
600 6th Street
 
Rocklin 
Tuesday, November 25th
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rocklin City Hall
3980 Rocklin Rd
 
Tuolumne County
 
Sonora 
Tuesday, November 25th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Small Business Center Conference Room
99 N Washington St
 
For further information on staff satellite office hours, please call 916-786-5560.