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August 24, 2022

Rep. Kirkpatrick Announces Milestone: More Than $6,700,000 Returned to Southern Arizona Constituents

Congresswoman Kirkpatrick & Staff Have Worked to Return Backlogged Payments & Benefits to Southern Arizona Residents Dealing with Federal Agencies

(Tucson, AZ) — Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick announced that her office has returned more than $6,700,000 to the people of southern Arizona.

Rep. Kirkpatrick and her staff have closed nearly 5,000 constituent cases and returned more than $6.7 million to Southern Arizonans. Rep. Kirkpatrick’s office returned these dollars to Arizona taxpayers by cutting through federal red tape, expediting returns owed from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and securing backlogged benefits from federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the office has prioritized assisting constituents with issues relating to the economic and health effects of the crisis. In addition, her staff has helped constituents understand the benefits provided by Congress and offers direct calls with constituents to provide guidance on small business loan information, health care and financial resources.

Since the pandemic, Rep. Kirkpatrick’s constituent services team has held virtual casework office hours to engage with constituents directly and efficiently about what they might need assistance with. Since accessibility is at the cornerstone of Rep. Kirkpatrick’s service, she built a team that knows, advocates for, and lives in Southern Arizona — first and foremost.

“Having my office be accessible to Southern Arizonans has always been my top priority, and now more than ever, it is crucial that our community has access to our staff and all the resources we can provide,” said Rep. Kirkpatrick. “I want Southern Arizonans to know that we are here for them. I encourage any individual, family, or business who needs assistance to reach out to my office with their questions or concerns. Our job is to serve you.”

Constituents with questions about how Rep. Kirkpatrick’s office can provide assistance should visit


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