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.

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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.



  • FY2023 NOAA Congressional Budget Justification Available

    April 12, 2022

    Yesterday, NOAA made available its Congressional justification document for its FY2023 budget request.  The document, available here, calls for: A total of $774.8 million for the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the research office within NOAA. Within OAR, climate research programs would be funded at $256.6 million and climate cooperative institutes would be…

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  • Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to SCOTUS

    April 7, 2022

    Earlier this afternoon, by a vote of 53 to 47, Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, making her the first African-American woman to join the court. Read more about the historic vote here, here, and here.

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  • FY2023 Biden Budget Request Package Released

    March 30, 2022

    As expected, the FY2023 budget request package from the Biden Administration was released on Monday. While it reflects the Administration's wishes in many cases, Congress will have the final say.  The FY2022 process completed only a few weeks ago, after the agencies began compiling numbers for FY2023.  That means that some of the requests for…

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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