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Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations advocates on behalf of federal legislation, regulations and policy that could affect Vanderbilt University.

By leveraging expert resources from campus, the staff in our Washington office can significantly elevate the visibility and impact of the university in the nation’s capital. The office also works closely with the many higher education associations and coalitions headquartered in Washington, and in tandem with other Tennessee colleges and universities.

The primary focus of the Office of Federal Relations is on federal support of university based research, policies related to higher education, and other federal policies that impact the university, such as tax and high skilled immigration.