Office of Legislative Affairs

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Through mandated reports and regular briefings of Congressional staff, the Office of Legislative Affairs maintains close contact with members of Congress, keeping them informed of USAID development and assistance efforts and obtaining their views on related matters. Congressional Liaison Officers are responsible for facilitating communication between U.S. lawmakers and the Agency, transmitting USAID’s messages in a transparent manner and ensuring that Congress understands the Agency’s objectives abroad. Each Congressional Liaison Officer coordinates with Agency bureaus as well as Congressional committees to communicate the status of USAID’s programs and policies. Additionally, Congressional Liaison Officers assemble materials representing the Agency's position on pertinent issues in preparation for Congressional hearings.

The Office of Legislative Affairs publications include the USAID Congressional Bulletin as well as Congressional Reports

Telephone: 202-712-4340