Federal Affairs represents Johns Hopkins on issues directly impacting our mission such as student financial aid, research regulation and funding, health care policy, and taxation among others.

Congressman Elijah Cummings (r.) confers with Congressman Trey Gowdy (l.) during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing held at Johns Hopkins in November, 2017.

Congressman Elijah Cummings (r.) confers with Congressman Trey Gowdy (l.) during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing held at Johns Hopkins in November, 2017.

As the nation’s leading university recipient of federal research dollars and preeminent provider of health care, it is imperative that Johns Hopkins enjoy positive and productive relationships with Maryland’s congressional delegation, as well as other congressional leaders and the administration at large.

We collaborate with all components of the institution to develop and execute a unified advocacy agenda. In addition, members of the Federal Affairs team takes leadership positions within the advocacy efforts of our major association partners in Washington, D.C.

How GCA Can Help: Federal Affairs

Federal Government Resources

Appropriations Bills

THOMAS (Library of Congress) provides a chart that displays the status of Appropriations bills.

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

CBO’s mandate is to provide Congress with objective, nonpartisan and timely analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by the federal budget and the information and estimates required for the congressional budget process.

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress that investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

NARA is the nation’s record keeper.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

OMB’s mission is to assist the President in meeting his policy, budget, management, and regulatory objectives and to fulfill the agency’s statutory responsibilities.


Online source for United States government regulations from nearly 300 federal agencies.

United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

The CFR is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the federal government.

United States House of Representatives

The official site of the U.S. House of Representatives.

United States Senate

The official site of the U.S. Senate.

National Associations and Advocacy Group

American Council on Education (ACE)

ACE is the only higher education organization that represents presidents and chancellors of all types of U.S. accredited degree-granting institutions.

American Hospital Associations (AHA)

The AHA is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks and their patients and communities.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

The AAMC serves and leads the academic medical community to improve the health of all. It represents medical schools, major teaching hospitals and health systems, as well as academic and scientific societies.

Association of American Universities (AAU)

Founded in 1900, AAU comprises 62 institutions across the United States and Canada that continually advocates to advance society through education, research, and discovery.

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)

AUTM provides professional development and networking opportunities for technology transfer professionals at all career levels and from established and newly formed organizations worldwide.

Coalition for the Northeast Corridor (CNEC)

CNEC is a regional and national advocacy effort led by participants whose employees rely on the corridor to conduct commerce, create jobs, and drive the U.S. economy forward.

Council on Government Relations (COGR)

COGR is an association of research-intensive universities and affiliated medical centers/research institutes.

Greater Washington Partnership

The Greater Washington Partnership is a civic alliance of CEOs from Baltimore to Richmond committed to making the Capital Region on e of the world's best places to live, work, and build a business.

National Association of College and University Business Offices (NACUBO)

Representing more than 1,900 colleges and universities, NACUBO's mission is to advance the economic viability, business practices, and support for higher education institutions in fulfillment of their missions.

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)

Since 1976 NAICU has represented private, nonprofit higher education on public policy issues with the federal government focusing on student aid, tax policy, and government regulation.


Research!America is the nation's largest not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance committed to making research to improve health a higher national priority.

The Science Coalition (TSC)

TSC is a coalition of the leading public and private research institutions dedicated to sustaining the federal government’s commitment to U.S. leadership in basic science.

United For Medical Research (UMR)

UMR is a coalition of leading research institutions, patient and health advocates, and private industry that have joined together to seek steady increases in federal funding for the National Institutes of Health.

Testifying Before Congress

Congressional hearings are the principal method by which committees gather information in the early stages of policy analysis and decision making. These hearings give Hopkins experts an opportunity to participate in the policy process, deliver a message directly to key decision-makers, and help build the public record for a measure or issue. 

If you have been asked to testify please contact Federal Affairs at fedaffairs@jhu.edu or give us a call at 443.287.9900.  Our team can answer questions about the procedures, provide advice in preparation for testifying, guidelines for submitting written testimony, follow up, and logistics for travel.       


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