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Federal Relations serves as the university's official liaison with the federal government, national organizations and economic development agencies.

Working with members of the U.S. Congress and their staffs, Federal Relations advocates for the university and its missions in teaching, research and engagement.

Federal Relations develops and maintains partnerships with funding agencies, national laboratories, higher education associations and consortia and many other groups and individuals representing national interests.

Federal Relations monitors legislation and provides university leadership with regular updates on the status of proposed statutes, regulations and laws.