How do I buy a flag flown over the U. S. Capitol?
How do I get tickets to see the White House?
How do I invite Nancy Johnson to an event our
group is having?
You may either fax or mail your invitation to the New Britain or Washington D.C. office.
If you are requesting a meeting in the Washington, D.C. office, please note that the mail service is
due to security screening. Consequently,
you are urged to fax your request. Click here
for office information. The invitation should
include the group name, the date, time and location of the event and any other information that you feel is relevant
How do I call the President of the United States?
The telephone number for the President is (202)
contact him by
e-mail at www.whitehouse.gov
How do I send a Presidential Greeting Card?
Upon placing a phone call to the New Britain
office, you will be
asked the following.
Name (i.e. Mr., Mrs., Dr., Miss...), Date
Event, Address, Occasion (i.e. Birthday 80
and above, Anniversary
50 and above, Eagle/Girl
Scout award or other. Any special
instructions or circumstances. Click
here for office information.
How do I get information on legislation?
There are several ways to receive information on
can use the Library of Congress
to download senate or house legislation and see
the current status
of each bill. In addition, a
new website, www.gop.gov,
will give you up-to-the minute information on
legislation happening on the floor
of the House of
Representatives. Detailed analysis of each
bill in available through various links. If you
want to watch the day's
events in either the House
or Senate, click on the live links on www.c-span.org.
You can listen to the radio version or watch the
television version. Either way, all these websites
give you direct
access to your federal government.
How do I get information on grants?
Information on grants is available through most
all the federal agency's websites. Simply use your
search engine to locate the
agency and search
How do I reach the The
Department of Veterans' Affairs in
The Department of Veterans' Affairs Veterans Home
as well as the Office of Advocacy
and Assistance, is located at:
West Street, Rocky Hill
The Connecticut regional office for the United
of Veterans Affairs is located at:
450 Main Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
has two VA Connecticut Healthcare
campuses. The Newington Campus is located at
Willard Ave., Newington, CT 06111. The West
Haven Campus is
located at 950 Campbell Ave., West
Haven, CT 06516, Telephone: (203)932-5711. Office hours
and locations for other VA offices throughout the
state can be obtained by calling
How can I apply for health benefits from Veterans'
How can I get the Veterans' Affairs to
pay for my prescription
A veteran who has been discharged from active
not due to
"dishonorable" conditions is eligible
for health benefits
from the Department of
Veterans Affairs. Veterans who have served
1980 must have completed two years of active
Veterans serving prior to 1980 may apply
for benefits after any
amount of active service.
A guide to enrollment
for VA health benefits can be found on
the VA New
England Healthcare System website. The web address
All veterans looking
to receive prescription drugs from the VA
enrolled in the VA healthcare system. Veterans
must see a
VA primary care provider who will
determine what prescription
needs to be filled.
The VA will not honor prescriptions written by a
Outpatient visits to
the VA are $15 for primary care and $50 for
specialized care. A co-payment for prescription
drugs of $7 for
each 30-day supply will be added
if a veteran's combined family
income is above a
certain amount. Prescriptions will be filled at VA
Clinics, Hospitals or through the Veterans Affairs
pharmacy. All prescriptions are
transmitted electronically to the VA computer
system, known as VistA. This allows for patients
to have orders mailed directly to their homes.
Call 1-800-838-6331 ext. 2235 for more
How can I obtain information about my immigration
|The Bureau of Citizenship and
Immigration Services (BCIS) has
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). The
BCIS website provides a variety of resources
regarding immigration matters. In addition, BCIS
has a local office in Hartford in the
Building at 450 Main Street. Office hours are:
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 8:00am to 3:00pm and
Wednesday/Friday 8:00am to 12noon. If you do not
access, you can call (800) 375-5283
for general information and
(800) 870-3676 for INS
How do I apply for disability benefits
through the federal government?
|In addition to Social Security
retirement, the Social Security Administration
provides Disability Benefits and Supplemental
Security Income. To learn more about these
programs or make an application, you can call
(800) 772-1213 to speak with an SSA
representative. You can also obtain information
from the SSA
web-site at www.ssa.gov
How do I contact the IRS?
|The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
has a toll free forms line, (800) 829-3676 and for
general questions you can call (800) 829-1040.
unresolved issues or ongoing problems, the IRS has
a Taxpayer Advocate Office at the
Federal Building at 135 High
Street in Hartford.
Connecticut has its own Advocate in Hartford
can be reached by calling (860) 756-4555. There is
toll free national number for the Taxpayer
Advocate which is (877) 777-4778.
What choices do I have for Medicare
|Currently, seniors have a choice
between a Medicare Managed Care
plan or the
traditional fee for service plan. The choices
depend on where you live. For specific
information about what is available in Connecticut
you can call (800) 994-9422 or
How do I apply for Medicaid (Title XIX)?
|Medicaid is a medical insurance
program for low income and the disabled and is
administered through the State of Connecticut's
Department of Social Services. For information
about this program
and how to apply you can call
(800) 842-1508. Information is also available on
their web-site at www.dss.state.ct.us.
Are my children eligible for the HUSKY
Health Plan through the State of Connecticut?
|HUSKY is a consolidated health
coverage program for uninsured children and youth
in Connecticut. To learn more about this
and whether your children are eligible, call
CT-HUSKY or check the web-site at www.huskyhealth.com.
How do I register to vote?
|Registering to vote is easier than
ever. To learn what is available in
you can call the Secretary of State's Office at
(860) 509-6200 or click
here to access a printable voter registration
What resources are available for my small
|In Connecticut, the Small Business
Administration has an office in Hartford and can
be reached by calling (860) 240-4650. In addition,
the Connecticut Small Business Development Center
also provides assistance and can be reached by
calling (860) 486-4135.
How do I apply to the military academies?
|The United States Service Academies
accept candidates by granting them an appointment.
This appointment is based on admissions
that requires a nomination from a nominating
source which includes your federal Representative
and Senators. To begin the
process a potential
cadet must forward a letter of interest to my
district office at One Grove Street, New Britain,
CT 06053. This letter should include the potential
cadet's name, address, telephone
Security number and a list of the academies he or
she is interested in by order of preference. Each
year I hold an informational open house for
potential applicants. For more
information you can
contact my district office at (860) 223-8412.