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Office of Congressional and Public Affairs


Date: 05/21/1999 Description: The dome of the U.S. Capitol is seen Friday May 21, 1999, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The dome's image has been seen in many circumstances since it was topped off with the 19 1/2-foot statue of Armed Freedom in the Civil War.   © AP Photo/Dennis Cook Date: 08/08/2012 Description: News cameras recording remarks from Assistant Secretary Andrew J. Shapiro at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC on August 8, 2012. - State Dept Image Date: 08/08/2012 Description: News cameras recording remarks from Assistant Secretary Andrew J. Shapiro at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC on August 8, 2012. - State Dept Image

The Office of Congressional & Public Affairs is responsible for facilitating effective communication and interaction between the Assistant Secretary and the staff of the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and the Congress, foreign and domestic media, and the general public. CPA is responsible for managing the PM Bureau’s Congressional affairs, public affairs, and public diplomacy functions.

Director: Joshua M. Paul
Phone: 202-647-7878
e-mail: pauljm@state.gov

Public Affairs Specialist: David McKeeby
Phone: 202-647-8757
e-mail:mckeebydi@state.gov


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