Share opinions with congressmanCongressman John Kline believes communicating with and hearing from constituents is the best way to accurately represent their views and values.
By: Troy Young, Burnsville, Minn., The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
Congressman John Kline believes communicating with and hearing from constituents is the best way to accurately represent their views and values. To better serve Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District residents, he has launched a new, improved Web site — http://kline.house.gov — that makes it easier to contact him and learn about the services and resources he can help provide.
A “Contact John” link on the home page enables visitors to e-mail the congressman directly. You also are invited to fill out an online survey to share your views on a variety of issues that affect you and your family.
On the new site, you also can sign up for the next telephone town hall, which allows you to join Kline and thousands of neighbors for a dialogue on a host of timely topics. Another convenient way to keep up to date on important issues that affect you is by signing up for the “Kline’s Corner” e-mail newsletter.
Other new features include a link to Kline’s YouTube channel, which includes video messages, floor speeches, and television appearances — and “John’s Blog,” where he posts regular updates about his efforts on your behalf in Washington and Minnesota and other news that affects you.
You can access a wide variety of constituent services through the Web site, including help with federal agencies regarding Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, veterans benefits, and passport assistance; information about federal education aid, grants, and loans; small business assistance; information and tours for visitors to Washington; and information about how to order flags flown over the Capitol.
On the “Student Corner” link, parents and students can find information about Service Academy nominations, education assistance, the annual “Artistic Discovery” Congressional art contest, and internships. The “Student Corner” also provides children with a fun way to learn about how Congress works.
Whether you are planning a visit to Washington or need help locating a lost Social Security check Congressman Kline’s Web site, at http://kline.house.gov, is your one-stop shop for 24-hour information. Please stop by and come again as often as you like.
Troy Young is the communications director for U.S. Rep. John Kline.