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Community Care Improvements

Learn how VA is transforming Veteran community care under the VA MISSION Act of 2018 and what to expect.

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Mission Act

New Eligibility Criteria

Learn about new eligibility criteria for community care under the VA MISSION Act.

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Veterans Crisis Line: Confidential help for Vets

The Veterans Crisis Line is open 24/7/365 to assist Veterans and family members. Call 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1), by text at 838255, or chat online.

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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 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 enter into a new Congress, we want to share information with our Congressional partners on areas of interest within the Department of Veterans Affairs. We have created a Congressional information packet that can be accessed through the links below. We wish you the best and are grateful for your commitment to our Nation’s Veterans.

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2022 VA Congressional Fellowship Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs seeks highly motivated VA employees to work in the Capitol Hill office of a Member of Congress, or with a congressional committee each year. Successful candidates will begin working on Capitol Hill during January 2022.

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OCLA Liaison Offices

  • For Caseworker Questions or Inquiries on Behalf of Individual Veterans, Dependents and Survivors Call or Visit OCLA Liaison Offices:
  • House Office
    Rayburn House Office Building
    Room 2026
    Phone: 202-225-2280
    Fax: 202-273-9988
    ocla-cls@va.gov
  • Senate Office
    Russell Senate Office Building
    Room 189
    Phone: 202-224-5351
    Fax: 202-273-9988
    ocla-cls@va.gov