Federal Relations

We are Texas A&M's liaison to Congressional Members, staff, and high-level association and federal agency personnel. Our goal is to elevate the national profile of Texas A&M University, our faculty, researchers and students, working with the A&M System Office of Federal Relations in Washington D.C.

The office fosters relationships with the Texas Congressional delegation to raise awareness of Texas A&M's vast expertise, while also facilitating visits of Members and staff to campus, and arranging Texas A&M faculty and administrator visits to DC.

The office maintains a current understanding of federal research priorities and works to ensure that Texas A&M's capabilities, in these priority areas, are a part of the strategy to solve national problems. Monitoring legislation regarding national higher education and research issues relevant to Texas A&M, the office works to identify emerging issues impacting the university community and assists in mitigating future issues.

Working closely with colleagues at higher education associations, such as the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the office addresses broad issues affecting the higher education community, while also serving as a resource to the campus community on federal relations matters affecting the broader Texas A&M community.