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Rep. Boebert Improves Casework Process to Serve Constituents

March 26, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert (CO-03)  introduced a bill to ensure that constituents who have ongoing federal casework continue to receive assistance regardless of the outcome of political elections.  

Rep. Boebert stated: “Political retribution shouldn’t hurt veterans and people in need of help. That’s why I introduced a bill to ensure that constituents who have contacted their Congressional office to receive assistance with a federal agency continue to be served even after a new Representative takes office. It’s time to put people before politics and make sure that personal feelings and bitterness don’t prevent public servants from helping people they were elected to serve, many of whom are expecting their aid in resolving serious issues with the federal government. My passion is serving the people of Colorado’s Third Congressional District, and I hope to make the casework process more effective for everyone.”

BACKGROUND:

Rep. Boebert’s predecessor signed a form and checked a box declining to pass along inheritable casework to her office. Numerous Members of Congress routinely pass along such information to their successors because they know it is in the best interest of the people they represent.

This legislation ensures the transfer of ongoing casework between an incoming member and their predecessor and prevents arbitrary exemptions. Rep. Boebert’s bill makes sure that veterans having issues with the VA, retirees having trouble with Social Security, and ranchers having problems with federal land management agencies will still have a Representative advocating on their behalf.

The text of the bill can be found HERE.