Art Competition

The annual high school art competition that I sponsor in the Third Congressional District. Learn more about the House of Representatives' nation-wide high school arts competition.

Birth Certificates

Birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates are available through the Michigan office of vital statistics.


I run an internship program accepting college students interested in learning about the operations of a congressional office. In addition to general office support, interns assist my staff with constituent services, Capitol tours, and light research. Interns are also encouraged to attend hearings, lectures, and seminars available in Congress and around the Hill.


Resources for district residents who are seeking federal employment.

Military Academy Nominations

Each member of Congress, either in the House of Representatives or the Senate, is allowed a total of five appointees in each service academy. For each vacancy, I am allowed to nominate ten individuals. Learn more about the Military Academy nominations process.

Page Program

Citing advances in technology that have reduced the need for services traditionally provided by congressional Pages, as well as the high cost of the program, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have directed the Clerk of the House and other House officials to take the steps necessary to conclude the House Page Program. Learn more about the House of Representatives Page Program.

Student Financial Aid

Learn about the process of locating and applying for financial aid.

Visiting Washington

For those constituents visiting the Washington area, I am pleased to offer this information on local tours and points of interest. My office can also help you make arrangements for some of the more popular Federal attractions in our Nation's Capital.

Other resources for parents

See also: Resources for students.