Congressional Liaison Division

Through mandated reports and regular briefings of Congressional staff, the Congressional Liaison Division maintains close contact with members of Congress, keeping them informed of USAID development and assistance efforts and obtaining their views on related matters. Congressional Liaison Officers are responsible for facilitating communication between U.S. lawmakers and the Agency, transmitting USAID’s messages in a transparent manner and ensuring that Congress understands the Agency’s objectives abroad. Each Congressional Liaison Officer coordinates with Agency bureaus as well as Congressional committees to communicate the status of USAID’s programs and policies. Additionally, Congressional Liaison Officers assemble materials representing the Agency's position on pertinent issues in preparation for Congressional hearings.

Congressional Liaison Division publications include the USAID Congressional Bulletin as well as Congressional Reports. 

Staff Assignments

Telephone: 202-712-4300

   Area(s) of Responsibility



Acting Assistant Administrator

James Bever

Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator

Don Gressett

Office Director, Acting House Division Chief, House Appropriations

Sonali Korde

Program Analyst, Intern Coordinator

Scott Hochenberg

Acting Senate Division Chief Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Africa Bureau

Casey Redmon

Legislative Reference Division Chief (Correspondence, Reports, Notification and Training)

Lee Walter

Bureau for Food Security; U.S. Global Development Lab; Bureau for Management; Bureau for Policy, Planning & Learning;

Chris Cole

House Foreign Affairs Committee; Bureau for Democracy, Conflict & Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA); (Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, Food For Peace, Office of Transition Initiatives)

Katy Crosby

Bureau for Middle East; Power Africa; DCHA/American Schools & Hospitals Abroad; House and Senate Armed Services Committees; DCHA/Office of Civilian-Military Cooperation; Countering Violent Extremism;

Joe Foltz

Bureau for Latin America & the Caribbean; Legislative Reference

James Kennedy

Office of Afghanistan & Pakistan Affairs; House Oversight & Government Reform Committee; Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee; DCHA/Office of Democracy, Rights & Governance; DCHA/Conflict Mitigation & Management; Office of Inspector General; GAO; General Counsel

Chris Krafchak

Congressional Correspondence & Reports; Transcripts; Questions for the Record

Jacob Leffler

Congressional Notifications; Legislative Referral Memoranda

Kathy Morris

Bureau for Europe and Eurasia; Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives; Office of Security

John Pezzullo

Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, & Environment; Bureau for Global Health; Gender

Monica Pons

Senate Appropriations; Bureau for Asia; Budget and Resource Management; Bureau for Foreign Assistance

Dottie Rayburn

Congressional Research Service; Human Resources; Civil Rights and Diversity; Congressional Awards; Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Stan Sienkiewicz


Last updated: April 26, 2017

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