FEDERAL ISSUES

Governor Rick Scott does not have jurisdiction over federal agencies. Issues regarding a federal agency or federal legislation can be addressed by a representative of the federal government. Florida’s U.S. Senators and Representatives handle federal government issues on behalf of Florida’s citizens and are available to assist you.

Contact information for Florida’s U.S. Senators -

The Honorable Bill Nelson
Landmark Center Two
225 East Robinson Street, Suite 410
Orlando, Florida 32801
(888) 671-4091
www.billnelson.senate.gov/

The Honorable Marco Rubio
201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 350
Orlando, Florida 32801
(407) 254-2573
www.rubio.senate.gov

Contact information for your United States Representative can be obtained online at http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml.

Contact information for U.S. Government agencies can be obtained on the web site www.usa.gov or http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/index.shtml.


Federal Legislation

Information about federal legislation can be obtained online at http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.html

Social Security

Social Security online claims and services may be located on the official web site of the United States Social Security Administration at www.ssa.gov or by calling 1-800-772-1213.


Immigration

Immigration forms may be found on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services web site at www.uscis.gov or by calling 1-800-375-5283.


Medicare

Information and assistance about Medicare can be obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the address below.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850
Toll-Free 1-800-633-4227
https://www.cms.gov/

Passports and Visas

The United States Department of State (DOS) has the authority to grant, issue, or verify United States passports, and does so through the Passport Services Office of its Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This office provides information and services to American citizens about obtaining, replacing, or correcting/changing a passport.

For information about the passport application process, the status of a passport application, or an emergency passport, please contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) by calling 1-877-487-2778. For more information, please view the U.S. Department of State’s Web site online at http://travel.state.gov/passport/.

To find the closest office to apply for a passport, please visit the U.S. Department of State’s Web site online at http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/DefaultForm.aspx

Floridians who are traveling, or submitting their passports for foreign visas, within 14 days can contact the Miami Passport Office to schedule an appointment by calling toll-free at 1-877-487-2778, 24 hours/day. That Office can be contacted by writing to:

Claude Pepper Federal Building
51 Southwest First Avenue, Third Floor
Miami, Florida 33130
Phone: 1-877-487-2778

 

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