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As one of the world’s leading research universities, the University of Washington is proud to be a long-term partner with the federal government on a host of programs and initiatives to improve society.

Explore the 2022 Federal Agenda

Located steps from the U.S. Capitol at the Hall of the States, the Office of Federal Relations represents the University of Washington to both the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, participating on behalf of UW in a variety of national forums and advocating for UW priorities. The office also serves as a portal for the federal government and national organizations to the UW and as an access point for UW leadership and staff to our nation’s capital. Through regular reports and visits with campus personnel, Federal Relations staff provide timely information about national trends, opportunities and policy developments.
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FY2023 Appropriations Tracker

Stay up to date on federal priorities. Last updated 05/10/22.

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Federal Lobbying Disclosure

We ask UW employees to coordinate advocacy with our office so that we can be clear, consistent, and comply with federal reporting requirements.

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Congressional Meeting Resources

Make the most of your time with congressional members and staff. Please note members of the UW community should defer official travel to Washington, DC for Hill meetings until further notice.



  • Biden to Officially Nominate Prabhakar as Head of OSTP

    June 21, 2022

    It had been previously reported that Dr. Arati Prabhakar was the leading candidate to take over as the head of the White House OSTP.  Today, the White House officially announced that President Biden intends to nominate her to become the next Director of OSTP.  She previously served as the head of NIST under President Clinton…

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  • USGS, DOE Nominees Clear Committee, Head to Full Senate

    June 14, 2022

    Earlier today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved by voice vote the nominations of David Applegate to be Director of the USGS and Evelyn Wang to be Director of ARPA-E. Both nominations now head to the full Senate for its consideration.

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  • FY2023 Spending Bills Set to Start Moving This Week

    June 14, 2022

    The FY2023 appropriations season is set to kick off this week in the House with a number of Appropriations subcommittees scheduled to take up their respective bills. Of the bills set to be marked up this week, the defense bill is of the most interest.  While the text of the bill has been published, the…

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Office of Federal Relations

444 North Capitol St. NW

Suite 418

Washington, DC 20001

Sarah Castro



Sang Han

Deputy Director



Federal Relations Associate