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Working for the Fourth District of Arkansas

November 9, 2017
Blog Post

As your congressman, my job is more than voting for or against legislation, writing bills, or attending committee hearings. One of the most important tasks in my office is providing assistance with federal agencies.

Veterans Assistance

Recently, my office hosted a telephone town hall for veterans in the Fourth Congressional District. David Witte, a military and veterans affairs caseworker in my Hot Springs office, joined me to field questions on everything from veterans benefits to obtaining military records. We were joined by Lisa Bruin of the Little Rock VA regional office. (Watch the entire telephone town hall below or watch on Facebook.)

Nearly 1,100 veterans listened to the call and it has been viewed more than 5,600 times on Facebook. Sixteen veterans were able to ask their question on air while nearly 100 cases were opened following the call. Each veteran who spoke to a representative or left a voicemail received service from our office.

Since January 2015, my office has handled more than 800 veterans-related cases. But that work is a small fraction of the men and women in need of assistance. If you or someone who know needs congressional assistance with a veterans-related matter, my office is available to help. Call (501) 609-9796 or visit https://westerman.house.gov/services/help-with-a-federal-agency.

Tours in Washington

My office also provides tours of the U.S. Capitol and arranges for tours of other federal facilities, including the White House. To arrange a tour, simply call (202) 225-3772 or visit https://westerman.house.gov/services/tours-and-tickets. All tickets are provided to constituents on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the large number of visitors, please request them as early as possible in order to maximize your chances. White House tour requests require additional personal information such as: name, birth date, place of birth, and social security number. Please be prepared to provide this information for members of your tour party when we respond to your initial request.

Internships

My offices in Hot Springs and Washington also host interns from Arkansas throughout the year. In Hot Springs, interns assist with correspondence, casework, and attend meetings and events in the region. Washington interns help draft constituent correspondence, attend briefings and Congressional hearings, and function as a key part of the staff. Interns will also assist with answering phone calls, providing tours of the Capitol, and organizing office mail. Applicants may be college students or recent graduates, and class credit can be offered. More information on internship opportunities is available at https://westerman.house.gov/services/internships.

Additional Services

My office can assist with many other services, including flag requests and service academy nominations. Visit the "Services" section of my website to learn more: https://westerman.house.gov/services.