Part of the Office of Governmental Relations (OGR), the Federal Relations staff focus on issues being addressed in Washington, DC by Congress, the White House, and federal agencies.

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Stay Engaged!

Our office has an electronic newsletter which provides legislative updates and highlights DC visits and events. They are traditionally sent out every Friday that Congress is in session.

Lobbying Disclosure

The second quarter Lobbying Disclosure Report covers April 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018, and should be submitted to the Office of Governmental Relations by Friday, July 13, 2018.

If you have participated in a lobbying contact with a covered executive branch official or covered executive branch official during that time frame, please visit the following link to complete the form. If you have any questions about the form, please direct them to Melissa Haas

Illinois Connection Advocacy Network

Illinois Connection is the University of Illinois Alumni Association’s legislative advocacy network. Its mission: to gain greater federal and state support for the University of Illinois System's three universities as well as their interests. By increasing awareness and understanding of the U of I’s positive impact on the state, nation and world, Illinois Connection advocates help to ensure the University’s legacy and longevity.