Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs
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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.
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.