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Mailing Address:
The Office of Congressional and Government Affairs
The Keck Center of the National Academies
Keck WS1008
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 334-1601
Fax: (202) 334-2419

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The Office of Congressional and Government Affairs (OCGA) is the principal liaison office between the National Academies -- a private, non-profit institution which advises the nation on scientific and technical matters -- and Capitol Hill.

OCGA activities include:

negotiating legislative requests to the National Academies;

monitoring current legislation and relevant congressional activities;

coordinating briefings to Congress for the National Academies;

responding to inquiries from congressional offices;

reviewing and advising on the congressional testimony of representatives of the National Academies;

distributing National Research Council reports to interested members of Congress and federal officials;

preparing an annual Report to Congress in conjunction with the Office of News and Public Information.

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