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Congressional and Legislative Affairs



Welcome to the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs

The Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs (OCLA) is the focal point for Department management and coordination of all matters involving the Congress. Assistance to Members of Congress and their staff is available through offices located at the Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office and on Capitol Hill.


 As we approach the Congressional August Recess, we want to share information with our Congressional partners on areas of interest within the Department of Veterans Affairs. We have created three factsheets that can be accessed through the links below. We wish you the best and are grateful for your continued commitment to our nation’s Veterans.

Thank you.


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(Policy and Legislative Questions)

Phone (202) 461-6490

House Liaison Office Rayburn House Office Building, Room B328

(Constituent Casework and Notifications)

Phone (202) 225-2280 Fax (202) 453-5225

Senate Liaison Office Russell Senate Office Building, Room 189

(Constituent Casework and Notifications)

Phone (202) 224-5351 Fax (202) 453-5218

As of March 09. 2015



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  • Health Care:
    1-877-222-VETS (8387)
  • VA Inspector General: 1-800-488-8244
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1


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