The Office of Federal Government Relations works collaboratively with university academic and administrative units to develop and advance a legislative agenda that maintains robust Federal support for research and student aid programs, and reduces the regulatory burdens that drive up the costs of higher education. The Office of Federal Government Relations:
- Advises on authorization and appropriations legislation;
- Develops legislative proposals and amendments;
- Interacts with members of Congress, congressional staff, and federal agency officials;
- Arranges meetings between George Mason University faculty and administrators and federal policymakers;
- Drafts testimony for Congressional hearings;
- Collaborates in organizing a communications strategy; and,
- Networks with other academic societies, organizations, and higher education associations to advance Mason’s interests in building a global research university.