Federal Relations

The Office of Community and Governmental Relations (CGR) represents Pitt in Washington, D.C. CGR maintains relationships with federal legislators and their staff, administrative agency personnel, and other departments within the executive branch. The office provides these individuals and agencies with meeting opportunities and information about the personnel, programs, and accomplishments of the University and promotes Pitt perspectives and projects with members of Congress.

Government relations staff monitor and evaluate legislation and regulations to determine any potential impact on the University of Pittsburgh and provides information to faculty, staff, and programs potentially affected by these actions. The office develops and implements the federal advocacy strategy on behalf of the University and communicates input from faculty and staff to legislators and administrative agencies.

Through advocacy efforts, Federal Relations supports appropriations for federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, which provide research funding for Pitt faculty. Federal Relations serves as the institutional point of contact for public officials and the University on matters relating to the federal government.

Federal Resources

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, and consists of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. To learn more about the House of Representatives, including how to locate your Representative, visit the House website. To find your Senator and learn more about his or her chamber, visit the Senate website.

The Federal Register is the official journal of the federal government of the United States that contains government agency rules, proposed rules, and public notices. It is published daily, except on federal holidays.