Congressional and Legislative AffairsExternal 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
5275 Leesburg Pike, 2N035
Falls Church, VA 22041-380
Call: 703-358-2240
Fax: 703-358-2245
TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)
Contact Us

Washington Office Issue Assignments for the 114th Congress:

    Alyssa Hausman - (703) 358-2275
    Congressional and Legislative Affairs Specialist
  • Endangered Species – Species-specific issues
  • Environmental Review and Consultation
  • Contaminants
  • Coastal Program and Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
    Devin Helfrich - (703) 358-2130
    Congressional and Legislative Affairs Specialist
  • National Wildlife Refuge System
  • Migratory Birds
  • Tribal/Subsistence
  • Energy
    Lisa Jones - (703) 358-2536
    Congressional and Legislative Affairs Specialist
  • Endangered Species – Policy and legislation
  • International Affairs
  • Law Enforcement
  • Wildlife Trafficking
    Taylor Pool (703) 358-2128
    Congressional and Legislative Affairs Specialist
  • Fisheries
  • Invasive Species
  • Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration
  • Science
    Merra Howe (703) 358-2225
    Congressional and Legislative Affairs Fellow
  • Coastal Barrier Resources System
  • Marine Mammals
  • Defense/Sikes Act