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Bureau of Legislative Affairs

Our Mission

The Bureau of Legislative Affairs (H) coordinates all legislative activity for the Department of State, proudly serves as the Department’s main interlocutor to Congress, and advises the Secretary, the Deputy, as well as the Under Secretaries and Assistant Secretaries on legislative strategy. In 2022, H broke a record and supported over 3,400 separate engagements, including 60 interactions between the Secretary and Congress, as well as 475 Congressional trips overseas, 80 hearings, 471 Congressional report submissions, and 91 Senate confirmations (for a total of over 160 confirmations since 2021). We are proud to serve the U.S. public through our work with Congress!

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