Congressman Scott DesJarlais has announced local office hours in cities and towns across Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District, including Lynchburg.
Rep. DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) will have staff on hand to provide Fourth District residents with a variety of constituent services, including help in dealing with federal programs and agencies.
The congressman’s staff will be holding office hours at the Moore County American Legion Building on Tuesday, March 12 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
The local office hours — DesJarlais has set up four district offices located in Columbia, Cleveland, Murfreesboro and Winchester — are in hope of providing the best possible constituent services possible.
His staff will be available to assist individuals with a variety of constituent services and casework. Among the issues that DesJarlais’ staff can assist with are Social Security, disability, Medicaid and Medicare benefit problems; Worker’s compensation claims, problems with federal unemployment payments; VA claims and military service problems; SBA loan applications; FMHA, FHA, and VA home loan application problems; Disaster assistance, regulation compliance, and federal grant application problems; and IRS tax problems.
On Thursday, Feb. 28, DesJarlais was awarded the American Conservative Union’s (ACU) Ratings Award for 2012. This annual award is given to members of the House and Senate who scored in the top 20 percent on a wide range of issues important to grassroots conservatives during the second session of the 112th Congress. The award was presented to DesJarlais by ACU Chairman Al Cardenas.
“Limited government, balanced budgets and a respect for our Constitution should not just be talking points for politicians to use during the election season,” said DesJarlais. “Rather, they are fundamental principles that we as Republicans must not waiver from.
“When I ran for Congress, I made a promise to the people of Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District that I would never let inside-the-beltway politics come before the conservative values that together we hold. I will continue my fight to return our federal government to one that works for the people — not Washington’s political elite.”
The American Conservative Union is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization and has annually graded Members of Congress based on their votes on key conservative issues since 1971.
For more information on local office hours, contact Isiah Robinson at (931) 205-3767.