Through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the bishops address public policy issues of concern to the Church.  The USCCB also provides a means for the bishops to collaborate with other entities on these issues.

The Office of Government Relations (OGR) represents the USCCB before the U.S. Congress on public policy issues of concern to the bishops. OGR coordinates and directs the legislative activities of the USCCB staff and other church personnel to influence the actions of the Congress.  A specific set of issues is assigned to each congressional liaison staff person, who in turn, works in collaboration with particular policy departments at the USCCB.

Government Relations

Lauren McCormack, Executive Director
Religious Liberty and Marriage Issues

Micheal E. Hill, Associate Director
Immigration and Refugee, and Communication Issues, Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

Michelle Gress, Associate Director
Pro-Life and Catholic Education Issues

Meghan Goodwin, Associate Director
Domestic Social Development  and International Justice and Peace Issues

Sharon Washington, Executive Assistant
Office Administration and Management