The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Congressional and government Affairs
At A Glance
 
 

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Office of Congressional and Government Affairs (OCGA)

The Office of Congressional and Government Affairs (OCGA) is the principal liaison office between the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine -- a private, non-profit institution which advises the nation on scientific and technical matters -- and Capitol Hill.

OCGA activities include:

  • negotiating legislative requests to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine;
  • monitoring current legislation and relevant congressional activities;
  • coordinating briefings to Congress for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine ;
  • responding to inquiries from congressional offices; 
  • reviewing and advising on the congressional testimony of representatives of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine;
  • distributing the Academies reports to interested members of Congress and federal officials;
  • preparing an annual Report to Congress in conjunction with the Office of News and Public Information.