Federal Government Relations

The Office of Federal Government Relations cultivates relationships with the Virginia Congressional Delegation and 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;
  • Facilitates important opportunities for Mason researchers with key federal funding agencies;
  • Drafts testimony for Congressional hearings;
  • Collaborates in organizing a communications strategy; and,
  • Networks closely with Virginia universities, higher education associations, professional and scientific societies, and industry trade associations in Washington to enhance Mason’s reputation as a global research university and maintain robust Federal support.

George Mason University Federal Engagement:

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Mason Engagement:

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Kerry Bolognese, Director Federal Government Relations

George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 3C2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Office: 703-993-7710