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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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The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking highly motivated VA employees to work in the Capitol Hill office of a Member of Congress, or with a congressional committee. Successful candidates will begin working on Capitol Hill during January 2021.
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116th VA Congressional Information Packet
- VA Casework Guide 2019
- VA Congressional Fellowship Program
- OCLA Contact Sheets
- State Summary Sheets
- Youtube – VA Educational Videos
- VA Central Office Organizational Chart
- Military Cultural Awareness Online Course (non – VA site)
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Congressional Liaison Service Contact Information:
House Liaison Office
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2026
Phone: (202) 225-2280
Fax: (202) 273-9988
Senate Liaison Office
Russell Senate Office Building, Room 189
Fax: (202) 273-9988