U.S. Rep. Jason Crow announced that since taking office in January, his office assisted in returning over $1 million to constituents from the federal government.
“Our work for Colorado’s 6th district begins with constituent casework. The team has crisscrossed the district to help Coloradans obtain benefits they have earned and cut through endless bureaucratic red tape,” Crow said in a statement.
His office noted that the types of benefits that they have assisted constituents in obtaining include Social Security and Medicare, student loans, small business assistance, federal grants or loans, and veterans aid.
Second District Congressman Joe Neguse also has been tracking dollars returned on his website, which as of Thursday totaled $292,439.
It appears that only a small number of members of Congress advertises the dollar amounts of their casework.
“Although I cannot override the decisions made by a federal agency, I can often intervene on a person’s behalf to answer questions, find solutions, or just cut through the red tape,” wrote U.S. Rep. John Carter, Republican of Texas, who said he returned nearly $71,000 to constituents in October.
Other members who advertise their dollars returned include U.S. Reps. Paul Mitchell, Max Rose, Anthony Brown and Sean Casten, all of whom first took office in 2017 or 2019.
U.S. Rep. Ami Bera, a California Democrat, who first went to Congress in 2012, reports nearly $6.9 million in dollars returned.