When establishing this great nation, our Founding Fathers envisioned a limited government charged with serving the people. Unfortunately, today our government has grown into a vast bureaucracy, entangled in red tape and slow to respond. Too often Kansans simply don’t know where to turn for help; that’s where I’m glad to extend a helping hand. 

As one of your U.S. Senators, I am privileged to have the opportunity to be of immediate and direct assistance to the citizens of Kansas. Helping Kansans who have difficulty navigating the vast network of federal resources is a long-standing tradition I will continue. Just last year, my office handled over 1,200 requests for help with the federal government and since January, we have already received more than 200 new requests.

Should you need assistance when working with any federal agency, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can submit a request for help by visiting my website at or by calling my office at (785) 628-6401.

I have also established several regional offices throughout our state so you can easily contact me.


My Hays office is still located at 1200 Main St., Suite 402, and can be reached by calling (785) 628-6401. Additionally I’ve opened offices in: Olathe at 23600 College Blvd., Suite 201, which can be reached by calling (913) 393-0711; Topeka at 800 S.W. Jackson, Suite 1108, which can be reached by calling (785) 232-2605; and Wichita at 3450 N. Rock Rd. Building 200, Suite 209, which can be reached by calling (316) 631-1410. There will also be an office opening soon in Pittsburg focused on southeast Kansans.

You can also visit my website – – to learn more about the additional services I offer, such as those listed below:

Service Academies: It is my honor to nominate bright young Kansans to our United States service academies: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. I am now accepting applications for the class entering in summer 2012.


Capitol Tours: Most of Washington’s institutions are open to the public; however, a few require an entrance pass or reservations. By contacting my office well in advance, individuals, families and groups – both large and small – can arrange for free, guided tours of sites like the Capitol Building, the Senate Gallery, the White House, the Pentagon and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Meetings and Photos: One of the things I enjoy most is meeting Kansans who have traveled to Washington to see their capital city. If your school, civic or religious group would like to meet with me or have a picture taken on the steps of the Capitol, please contact my office as far in advance as possible to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Flag Requests: My office would be glad to request an American flag that has been flown over the United States Capitol building for interested Kansans. If you are able to provide sufficient advance notice, we can arrange for the flag to be flown on a requested date. With your flag, you will also receive a certificate to commemorate the event. There is a fee associated with receiving a flag.

Internships: Senate internships are available in my Washington, D.C. office and my state offices. Internships are available in the fall, spring and summer terms.

Whether it’s something as small as helping you enjoy your trip to Washington, or as important as expediting passports, working out a problem with veterans’ benefits and medals, or working through an issue with Social Security or Medicare, I am proud to assist Kansans in helping their government work for them. 

Working together, we can realize the government our Founding Fathers intended.