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Blaine’s Bulletin: How My Office Can Help You

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Washington, August 17, 2018 | comments

When we think of Congress we often picture laws being crafted in the Capitol, or Congressmen visiting local Missouri businesses, and meeting with families around the district.  While those are certainly some of my top priorities, my office offers assistance and provides many other opportunities that are not necessarily widely known. From helping veterans with the VA to White House and Capitol tours in Washington D.C., we perform many services you can take advantage of. 

Visiting Washington D.C.

In the month of July, my office had the opportunity to give U.S. Capitol tours to more than 280 Missourians! If you’re planning a trip to Washington D.C. please reach out to my office as soon as you know your plans. We are happy to give you a tour of the U.S. Capitol led by a member of my staff.  We can also coordinate tours of the Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and even the FBI headquarters. If you’re interested in a White House tour, I urge you to reach out as soon as possible due to high demand and limited availability.

Help with Federal Agencies

My office in Jefferson City is always available to assist constituents with any problems they may be having with federal agencies. This includes assistance on a wide array of federal issues such as Social Security, Veterans Affairs, Medicare and many others. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office if you need help! Our constituent liaisons also hold constituent service days each quarter, traveling across the 3rd district to provide services to constituents who may not live close to an office. Keep an eye on my website for dates and locations of constituent service days.

Service Academy Nominations

I encourage the many outstanding young men and women throughout the 3rd district to contact my office and learn more about the service academy admissions process. They provide the opportunity for an exceptional education and a chance to serve our nation. The four United States service academies accepting Congressional nominations are West Point in New York (Army), the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland (Navy and Marine Corps), the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado (Air Force), and the Merchant Marine Academy in New York (Merchant Marine). The U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require Congressional nominations, but my office can provide information about it. Any interested students can contact my Jefferson City office at 573-635-7232 for more information about the academy process.

Flags

Another little-known service we provide is the ability get Missourians a flag flown over the United States Capitol.  Whether it’s to commemorate a specific event like a graduation, retirement, or birthday or simply to fly Old Glory at your house we are ready to assist you. If you’re interested in obtaining a flag flown over the United States Capitol, please call my Washington D.C. office or fill out the form on my website Luetkemeyer.House.Gov.

Internships

Calling all college students and recent graduates! If you’re energetic, hard-working, and interested in working in a fast-paced environment, apply to intern in my Jefferson City or Washington D.C. offices. Daily tasks include but are not limited to: attending hearings and meetings, writing briefings and memos, performing administrative duties, leading tours of the United States Capitol building, communicating with constituents and other offices on Capitol Hill, and conducting research. Additionally, if your college or university offers credit hours we are happy to complete any necessary evaluations. Please reach out to my offices for additional information.

As always, my offices are here to help you. Please do not hesitate to call my Jefferson City office at 573-635-7232 or my Washington D.C. office at 202-225-2956 with any questions or concerns you may have. You can also visit my website for additional information. I hope everyone enjoys the last few weeks of summer and I look forward to seeing you in the district or on your next visit to Washington!

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