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Help With A Federal Agency

Due to Sen. Johanns’ official duties coming to an end, we will not be accepting new constituent services requests past October 15, 2014.  All requests beyond October 15, 2014, should be directed to another member of the Nebraska delegation:

Sen. Deb Fischer  (402) 441-4600
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01)  (402) 438-1598
Rep. Lee Terry (NE-02)  (402) 397-9944
Rep. Adrian Smith (NE-03)  (308) 384-3900


Senator Johanns is a strong supporter of adoption. Click on the links below to find information on adopting in Nebraska and information on adoption:

                           State Department Intercountry Adoption

                           Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Webpage


If you are experiencing difficulty obtaining a visa or passport, or have questions regarding U.S. immigration laws and how you can apply for legal status, we may be able to help you.

Veterans Benefits

Senator Johanns serves on the Veterans Affairs committee and retired General Roger Lempke is his Director of Military Affairs.  If you are a veteran and are experiencing difficulty with your claim or appeal with the Department of Veterans Affairs, we may be able to help you.

IRS and Taxes

Tax issues can be particulary difficult.  We are not tax attorneys.  But if you need help in resolving tax problems that have not been resolved through normal channels, our office may be able to help.

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

We can provide assistance applying for Social Security benefits or help you get answers regarding your health care coverage under Medicare/Medicaid.



If you experience difficulties in your search for affordable housing or feel you have been the victim of housing discrimination, we may be able to help.  We can also assist if you are having problems with HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development). 

Small Business Help

Senator Johanns is committed to helping small businesses.  You can contact business development expert Ray Ringlein in our Lincoln office at 402-476-1400. 


Help With Local Or State Issues

While our office deals with federal issues, you may have need to contact someone to help with local or state issues.  Below are links to several commonly-used offices in Nebraska.

To look up information about your state legislator and Nebraska’s Unicameral:


For birth certificates, grants, personal well-being or general health and wellness contact the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services:


As a U.S. Senator, Senator Johanns does not have jurisdiction in legal matters.  If your concerns are legal in nature, you should contact an attorney or the appropriate judicial agency. Below is a link to the Nebraska Bar Association that may be able to help you find legal assistance:


If you have concerns with your lawyer contact the Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska Supreme Court:


Concerns with the Nebraska prison system, contact the Nebraska Department of Corrections: