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Skelton says New Year’s resolutions could include calling him for help
Skelton says New Year’s resolutions could include calling him for help

Congressman Ike Skelton
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 27, 2009) — At the beginning of each year, it is customary to make New Year’s resolutions. In keeping with tradition, let me suggest three resolutions for the year 2010. First, of course, see your doctor once a year. Second, see your dentist twice a year. Third, contact me, your representative, at least once during 2010.

I work hard to stay in touch with the people I represent. In 2009, I made 142 public appearances in Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District and spent time in each of the 25 counties that I represent. The advice I receive from Missourians during these visits serves me well in Washington. Listening to your concerns when I am home is very important to me, but I also need to receive your letters, emails, and phone calls. In a democracy, citizens have a responsibility to communicate their thoughts and ideas with their elected officials. When issues of interest are being considered by Congress, I want to hear from you.

There are a number of ways to get in touch with me. I can be reached by e-mail through my official Internet web site at www.house.gov/skelton. By e-mail, residents of the Fourth District may contact me at their convenience, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Also, I can email you a response, which saves both time and money.

You can reach my Washington office by phone at (202) 225-2876, or by fax at (202) 225-2695. You can also contact me through my Fourth Congressional District offices located in Blue Springs at (816) 228-4242, Sedalia (660) 826-2675, Jefferson City (573) 635-3499, and Lebanon (417) 532-7964. Also, you can always mail me a letter addressed to:

Congressman Ike Skelton
2206 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington D.C., 20515

In addition, you can access my current news releases, weekly columns, and other federal government information by visiting my official Internet website at www.house.gov/skelton. You may also follow what is happening in the House Armed Services Committee, of which I am Chairman, by visiting its web site at www.armedservices.house.gov.

If you have a question about an issue pertaining to the federal government, or if you experience a problem with any federal agency, please contact me for information or assistance. It is difficult to answer all of these communications as quickly as I would like, but I am dedicated to responding to everyone.

Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) serves as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Skelton’s website is at www.house.gov/skelton.

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