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Congressional Meeting Resources

Access to the US Capitol remains restricted, and many offices are still instituting telework policies. The Office of Federal Relations recommends members of the UW community defer official travel to Washington, DC for Hill meetings until further notice. We are happy to try and arrange conference calls to discuss issues of relevance to UW.

We will post updated guidance as the situation evolves. For specific questions, please contact our team.

University-wide updates are available at https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/

Visiting Washington, DC

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Located just steps from the United States Capitol, the Office of Federal Relations is your resource for navigating Washington, D.C.

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Federal Lobbying Disclosure

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To remain clear, consistent and complaint with federal reporting requirements, we ask UW employees to coordinate advocacy with our office.

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Tips for Successful Congressional Meetings

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The Office of Federal Relations has pulled together the following resources to help UW employees make the most out of their time with members and congressional staff.
START HERE: A Guide to Federal Meetings
Why Meet with Congress: Effective Advocacy
Testifying Before Congress
Timeline for the Appropriations Process
DC Style Guide: How to Address Federal Government Officials
2023 Congressional Calendar (subject to change).

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