I'm always happy to help Mainers who are encountering difficulties with our federal agencies. My offices can act as a liaison between the citizens of Maine and the federal government. It is important to know that neither I, nor my staff, can approve a claim or appeal, or compel any agency to act in your favor. Those types of decisions by law are made by the federal agency involved based on the facts of the case. However, I am glad to obtain answers to your questions, to make the appropriate officials aware of your concerns, and to cut through "red tape" you might be experiencing.
To help you with any problems involving a federal office, I will need you to submit a written and signed request for assistance which will allow a federal agency to share information with me from your file. This is due to the Privacy Act of 1974, which is designed to protect the individual rights of citizens by prohibiting the release of personal information about them to unauthorized parties.
Please address your request to Senator King and state that you give me permission to look into your concern. Your request can be made in the form of a letter and should contain your full name; mailing address; telephone number(s); Social Security number, file number or case number; signature of the person involved; and finally, all relevant details of the case. It should be as specific as possible and indicate your desired outcome. Also, please include copies of any pertinent documentation.
If you are not a resident of Maine, I encourage you to contact your United States Senators. It is a longstanding congressional courtesy that each elected official be allowed to assist his or her own constituents. Your Senators will also know the additional resources that may be available to you in your home state.
If your problem involves the state of Maine or one of its agencies, you may want to contact the Governor's office or your representatives to the Maine State Legislature.
Thank you for your interest in purchasing a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol. For more information regarding a flag request please get in touch through our "Contact Me" web-form.
For more information please submit questions through our "Contact Me" web-form or refer to the Department of State at: http//travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
The United States Senate Youth Program is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to attend a weeklong educational program in Washington, D.C. as well as receive a one-time $5,000 college scholarship.
Qualified students must hold student body office or another elected or appointed position in their communities and show academic interest and aptitude in government, history and politics. The chief state school officer in each state makes the final selection of delegates by December 1. The program is merit-based, highly competitive and the chosen delegates are consistently outstanding.
For more information, please go to: www.ussenateyouth.org.
To apply for an internship please email us via our "Contact Me" web-form.
If you would like to request a meeting with Senator King, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the Senator makes every effort to take as many meetings as possible, the Senate schedule can be unpredictable - making it difficult to accommodate each and every person who requests a meeting. If the Senator is unavailable, we will make every effort to ensure a member of his staff is available to you.
Please be sure to indicate the key issues, concerns and opportunities you want to address in your meeting. The more we know, the better we will be able to serve you!"
Since 1802, many of America's finest students have sought to enroll as cadets or midshipmen at the nation's prestigious United States service academies. Students interested in attending the Naval, Military, Air Force or Merchant Marine Academies need to receive a nomination from one of their Members of Congress. Interested parties should contact Senator King in the spring or summer of their junior year in high school. An application for a nomination to attend one of these service academies must be received in our office no later than November 1st. Applicants must be at least 17 and no more than 22 years old as of July 1 of the year of admission to a service academy. Interested young men and women from throughout Maine should contact Katie Fellows, Senator King's Nominations Coordinator, for more information about service appointments at (207) 874-0883.