Office of Federal Relations

The Office of Government Relations represents the interests of the University's faculty, students and staff on matters of legislation and regulations before the federal government in Washington, D.C. By drawing upon the wealth of expertise and resources within the Duke community, we seek to inform and impact the conversation within the Washington, D.C. community. The diversity of the issues affecting the University is as diverse as our community and academic endeavors. The Office of Government Relations tracks legislation regarding issues as wide-ranging as federal student aid programs; funding for scientific research; immigration policies; and technology transfer and intellectual property law. The staff serves as a resource to both the communities on campus and in Washington, D.C. Should you require any assistance or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Capitol Connections Blog

Congress Passes Legislation to Protect GI Bill Benefits for Student Veterans

March 20, 2020

On the morning of March 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation from the Senate that allows veterans on the GI bill to continue receiving full benefits, S.3503, and sent it to President Trump’s desk for his final signature. Read More...

Springing Ahead: Duke's Office of Government Relations 2020 Outlook

March 05, 2020

A presidential election year and post-impeachment partisan gridlock makes for the perfect recipe for legislative inaction. Below are some of the federal issues that the Office of Government Relations will be monitoring this spring. Beyond federal funding there are several Read More...

Representative David Price's Day at Duke

February 25, 2020

U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 4th District, David Price (D-NC), visited Duke on February 18th to meet with faculty, learn more about Duke’s expertise and innovation in homeland security and see the great impact that federal research funding has on Read More...


Research Spotlight

Human-Computer Interactions - Drones

Missy Cummings, Associate Professor, Duke University Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences, and the Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering Department