Gluesenkamp Perez Statement on Recovering More Than $1 Million for Constituents, Solving Over 1,000 Cases

Mar 04, 2024
Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez speaks with constituents at the opening of her Kelso office in December 2023.

Today, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) released the following statement after solving more than 1,000 constituent cases and breaking the million-dollar mark of funds recovered for residents owed to them by federal agencies:

“While today’s divided Congress can move at a glacial pace, my bipartisan team is working each day to provide direct support to people across Southwest Washington. 

One of the most important parts of my job is cutting through red tape to get results for folks from federal agencies like the IRS and VA. We’ve recovered sums in the tens of thousands of dollars that can really make a difference for families.

A little over one year in, my office has brought over $1.2 million back home to more than 1,000 constituents, whether it’s from Social Security checks, tax refunds, or veterans benefits owed to our local heroes.

We’re not stopping there, so if you need assistance with the federal government, please reach out to my office so we can advocate for you.”

Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez has closed 1,002 cases and recovered a total of $1,255,037 for Southwest Washington residents – including $521,798 from the IRS, $435,025 from the Social Security Administration, and $147,345 from the VA. The Congresswoman has also responded to 74,817 letters, calls, and emails from constituents.

Success stories of constituents the Congresswoman has assisted can be found here.


Recent Posts

Apr 19, 2024

Gluesenkamp Perez, Bonamici, Bipartisan Colleagues Support Prioritized Completion of South Jetty at Mouth of the Columbia River

Today, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to the U.S. Army and Office of Management and Budget urging the allocation of $21.6 million of FY24 construction funding for the South Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River. Prioritizing completion of the jetty would help protect […]

Apr 18, 2024

Gluesenkamp Perez, Rouzer Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Honor National Lineman Appreciation Day

Today, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) and Rep. David Rouzer (NC-07) introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate April 18, 2024, as National Lineman Appreciation Day and recognize the more than 115,000 hardworking men and women maintaining America’s electrical infrastructure. Cosponsored by twenty-six Members of Congress, the resolution highlights the critical work done by linemen to […]

Apr 18, 2024

Gluesenkamp Perez’s Bipartisan Bill to Help More Small Businesses Access Federal Contracts Unanimously Clears Committee

Yesterday, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) and Rep. Pete Stauber’s (MN-08) bipartisan legislation, the Small Business Procurement and Utilization Reform (SPUR) Act, unanimously passed the House Small Business Committee.  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is tasked with ensuring that small businesses are given a fair shot at competing for federal contracting dollars. Although the […]