Skip to content


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 2023 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.

FY2024 Appropriations Tracker

aerial view of D.C. at dusk

Stay up to date on federal priorities. Last updated 3/30/23.

View the tracker

Federal Lobbying Disclosure

Woman dressed in black suit testifies before congress.

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

Learn more

Congressional Meeting Resources

Make the most of your time with congressional members and staff.



  • OSTP Virtual Public Listening Sessions on Open Science

    May 31, 2023

    This week and next week, the White House Office of Science & Technology (OSTP) is hosting a series of live sessions aimed at listening to the perspectives of early career researchers on open science. OSTP is seeking input from undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows as well as those involved in training and capacity…

    Read more

  • House Appropriations Committee Begins FY24 Spending Bill Markups

    May 23, 2023

    Last week, the House Appropriations Committee began the markup process for their FY24 spending bills. The subcommittees met last week and held markups on four bills -- Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; Legislative Branch; Homeland Security; and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. The full House Appropriations Committee is…

    Read more

  • Registration Open for UW Federal Relations Spring Town Hall -- 6/1

    May 15, 2023

    The Office of Federal Relations is hosting a Virtual Town Hall on June 1st at 11am-12pm PST. The Town Hall will address ongoing federal legislation, appropriations, UW priorities, and other federal updates followed by Q&A. The Town Hall is open to all members of the UW community. To join, please register here.

    Read more


Office of Federal Relations

444 North Capitol St. NW

Suite 418

Washington, DC 20001

Sarah Castro



Sang Han

Deputy Director


Hanna Dooley

Federal Policy Associate