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The Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs serves as the liaison between the U.S. Department of Education and Congressional offices. Please contact this office with any questions, and we will be pleased to respond or connect you with the appropriate office.

Office of Legislation & Congressional Affairs
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-3100
Phone: 202-401-0020
Fax: 202-401-1438
Business Hours: 9:00am—5:30pm EST, Monday through Friday

Office Leadership

Peter Oppenheim
Assistant Secretary

Madeleine Huizinga
Confidential Assistant/Scheduling

Nicholas A. Abramczyk
Deputy Assistant Secretary

Molly Petersen
Legislative Director

Legislative and Outreach Staff



Allison Hester Congressional Affairs
Andrea Drew Congressional Affairs
Heidi Michael Congressional Affairs
Taylor Stanley Congressional Affairs

Jenny Prescott

Higher Education

Scott Prince

Higher Education

Doris Dixon K-12
Gerren McHam K-12

Linda Wilson


Kim Zarish-Becknell


Executive and Administrative Staff

Paula Shipp, Executive Officer

Last Modified: 02/02/2018