Congressional and Legislative Affairs External Affairs
Photo of the Capital building.The Division of Congressional and Legislative Affairs is the liaison between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Congress. The Division is responsible for ensuring effective and appropriate communications between Congress and the Service, and for implementing the Service’s legislative agenda through clearance of testimony, outreach initiatives, and legislative proposals.

Division of Congressional and Legislative Affairs
Call: 703-358-2240
Fax: 703-358-1780
TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)
Contact Us

Washington Office Issue Assignments for the 113th Congress:

    Martin Kodis - (703) 358-2243
    Chief
  • Appropriations and Budget
  • Director's Hill Meetings
    Vacant
    Deputy Chief
  • Duties covered by other staff
    Megan Kelhart - (703) 358-2536
  • Endangered Species — including Legislation, Policy (MDL, Major Listings), Consultation, and Recovery
  • Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program — including Hunting and Fishing
  • Defense/Sikes Act
  • Marine Mammals (MMPA)
  • Water Issues — including Bureau of Reclamation projects and Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)
    Roya Mogadam - (703) 358-2128
  • National Wildlife Refuge System — including Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative
  • Invasive and Injurious Species
  • Transportation
  • Tribal
  • Subsistence (Alaska)
    Shane M Hanlon - (703) 358-2275
  • Endangered Species Listing and Critical Habitat Outreach
  • Fisheries — including fish passage and the National Fish Hatchery System
  • Coastal and Marine issues — including Ocean Policy, Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA)
  • Science — including LCCs, wildlife disease, Strategic Habitat Conservation, Climate Change
  • Environmental Contaminants/Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR)/RESTORE Act
  • General Congressional and Legislative Affairs Support