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The Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs serves as the liaison between the U.S. Department of Education and Congressional offices. Please contact this office with any questions, and we will be pleased to respond or connect you with the appropriate office.

Office of Legislation & Congressional Affairs
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-3100
Phone: 202-401-0020
Fax: 202-401-1438
Business Hours: 9:00am—5:30pm EST, Monday through Friday

Office Leadership

Molly Petersen
Legislative Director
Delegated the Duties of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs

Legislative and Outreach Staff



Doris Dixon


Scott Prince

Higher Education

Linda Wilson


Kim Zarish-Becknell


Andrea Drew

Congressional Affairs

Allison Hester

Congressional Affairs

Heidi Michael

Congressional Affairs

Taylor Stanley

Congressional Affairs

Jules Rucker

Congressional Support

Executive and Administrative Staff

Paula Shipp, Executive Officer

Last Modified: 02/01/2017