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.
The annual high school art competition that I sponsor in the 1st Congressional District. Learn more about the House of Representatives' nation-wide high school arts competition.
Learn more about assistance for businesses (especially small businesses) in Maine.
As a service to my constituents, my office can provide acknowledgement of special events. Request a congressional commendation.
Advice on avoiding scams and rip-offs, as well as tips on a wide variety of other consumer topics. Learn more about consumer protection.
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.
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.
As part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s nationwide program to modernize Flood Insurance Rate Maps, new Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for York and Cumberland Counties were released on November 5, 2013, and are now available online. Additionally, there will be meetings with community officials and a 90-day comment/appeal period which is expected to take place over the late winter and early spring of 2014 to present and review the maps. Property owners have the right to appeal FEMA’s findings concerning any changes to flood zones.
Flood hazard maps, also known as Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps, indicate whether properties are in areas of high, moderate or low flood risk. Many property owners may find that their risk of flooding is higher or lower than they thought. If the risk level for a property changes, so may the requirement to carry flood insurance.
- To look at the new preliminary flood maps, please click here
- Click here for more information on Adoption of Flood Insurance Rate Maps by Participating Communities.
- For information on the appeal process, go here - Criteria for Appeals of Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
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 date. A certificate of recognition is included with each flag.
There are a number of resources out there for families who are having trouble paying the mortgage or facing foreclosure. Learn more about refinancing programs, foreclosure counselors, tips for talking to the banks, and more.
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.
My office works with hundreds of constituents each year who want to bring family members to live in the United States, or bring family, friends or business colleagues here on a temporary basis.
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.
District Residents can request to receive a greeting from the President of the United States. Request a Presidential Greeting.
Learn about the process of locating and applying for financial aid.
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.
Maine is 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.