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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 09/14/22.

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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.



  • Prabhakar Confirmed as OSTP Director

    September 23, 2022

    By a vote of 56 - 40, the Senate confirmed yesterday the nomination of Arati Prabhakar as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She had cleared the committee process earlier this year and had been waiting for a vote by the full Senate. She was nominated to fill the…

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  • Biden Administration Releases Plan on Student Loan Forgiveness

    August 24, 2022

    After months of back and forth and anticipation, the Biden Administration finally released its loan cancellation plan today. The centerpiece of the plan calls for the cancellation of $10,000 in student loan debt for single borrowers with an income of less than $125,000.  At the same time, it would allow those borrowers with an income…

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  • Fauci to Retire in December

    August 22, 2022

    Dr. Anthony Fauci has announced that he will retire in December.  He is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and has served in that role for 38 years.  He has also been serving as the chief medical adviser to President Biden.  While he has long been known to the biomedical…

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444 North Capitol St. NW

Suite 418

Washington, DC 20001

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Sang Han

Deputy Director



Federal Relations Associate