Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.
Graphic for the Veterans Crisis Line. It reads Veterans Cris Lins 1 800 273 8255 press 1
My healthevet badge

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.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs New Congressional Member Information Packet

114th Congress - First Session 

This easy to use packet is designed to provide important information to our Congressional partners in order to help them best serve our shared Veteran constituents. Please bookmark our page for quick access as you assist your Veteran constituents. 

To view the complete packet please click:

New Congressional Member Information Packet 

Or you may access specific sections of the packet by clicking the links below: 

I.      Opportunity to Change and Improve
II.     VA Pocket Card
IX.     VA Casework Guide


Please note the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs may update this packet from time to time. Please refer back to this page for the latest version.


810 Vermont Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20420

Phone: (202)-461-6490

Fax: (202)-273-6792


189 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC  20510

Phone (202) 224-5351

Fax: (202) 453-5218


B328 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC  20510

Phone: (202) 225-2280 

Fax: (202) 453-5225





Connect with us

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


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Blog
  • Youtube
  • Flickr