Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out how you voted on legislation I am interested in?

Finding my voting record is easy. Simply use the Library of Congress' website, You can search by the bill's name, number, or keywords to see how I voted on a particular piece of legislation, or you can search by my name to see the bills I have sponsored. If you have any questions about my voting record, please feel free to contact my Washington, D.C. office.

What can you do for me?

I can help constituents with a federal issue, such as a missing Social Security check, an immigration question, or a veterans' affairs issue.

What can't you do for me?

I cannot intercede in any matter before any court. I cannot intercede in any state, city, county, or municipal government issue.

Can you help me with a problem I am having with a federal agency?

I can help with any problems 14th Congressional District residents may be having with federal agencies, including problems with Social Security, Medicare, housing, passports, veterans affairs, and immigration. For more information, click here.

What Congressional District do I live in?

To find out whether or not you live in the Ohio 14th Congressional District, simply log-on to and enter your zip code.

I am going to visit Washington, D.C. Can you assist me with tickets for tours of the Capitol, White House, and other interesting attractions?

Of course. To request a U.S. Capitol tour or a White House tour please click here. Also, please check out my Visiting D.C. page on this website for things to do while in Washington, D.C. If you have further questions about visiting D.C., please contact my Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-5731.

How can I let you know my feelings on issues and legislation?

Representing your interests in Congress is my number-one priority, so please e-mail me your questions, comments, and concerns. Alternatively, you can send postal mail, fax, or call my offices.

How can I get a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol?

I am proud to offer United States flags at a nominal fee as a service to my constituents. At your request, I can even have your flag flown over the U.S. Capitol. To order a flag, please use my flag request form.

Do you offer internships in your district office or Washington, D.C. offices?

Yes, I offer internships in both of my offices for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for recent graduates. For more information, please visit the internship section of this website, or contact the office at which you would be interested in serving as an intern.

How can I request a meeting with you or invite you to attend my event?

The best way to schedule a meeting or event is to use my online scheduling form.

I have sent you a letter with my thoughts on an issue. How long will it be until I can expect a response?

As you might imagine, I receive a tremendous volume of mail and e-mail. I do my very best to respond to all correspondence I receive as quickly as possible. Due to the large volume of correspondence my office is receiving, you may experience longer response time of up to 30 days. While the goal is to respond to all constituents who request a response, unfortunately, it has become increasingly difficult due to the high volume of e-mails. Please be aware all e-mails are read and positions are noted.

Why do I have to enter my four digit zip code extension when I e-mail you?

This is because the 14th Congressional District is made up of more than 110 communities including three whole counties and four partial counties. To let you know, Congressional District lines do not neatly follow the United States ZIP Code. In many instances there are communities that are split between two or more Congressional Districts. The four digit ZIP code extension includes the five digits of the ZIP code, a hyphen, and four more digits that determine a more precise location within the ZIP code area. For example, Cuyahoga Falls is a community that is split between two Congressional districts. The four-digit extension ensures constituents are contacting the proper member of Congress. In light of the high volume of e-mails my office receives, it is my priority to respond to my constituents and not individuals who live outside of the district.

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