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Government and Community Engagement

About Government and Community Engagement

The Office of Government and Community Engagement (GCE) represents ASU on Capitol Hill and works to advance the University's charter and legislative priorities with the Arizona Congressional Delegation and other Members of Congress. The office actively participates in national associations to advance issues of importance to ASU and serves as a resource to faculty and staff for federal legislative issues.

GCE is also responsible for submission of quarterly and semi-annual federal lobbying reports to the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

Arizona’s Congressional Delegation



Services for ASU Faculty and Staff

The Office of Government and Community Engagement is available to assist ASU faculty and staff with questions related to the federal legislative process. Examples of support services include:

  • Engaging Members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation on ASU business (letters of support for a grant, expedited visa processing, help with a federal agency, etc.)
  • Submitting federal appropriations requests
  • Reviewing legislative text
  • Information about visiting the U.S. Capitol


Contact us

Congressional District Map

U.S. Presidents and Cabinet Visits

Visits from U.S. Presidents

Joe Biden
Picture available here

Jimmy Carter
July 31, 2015

Barack Obama
May 13, 2009

George W. Bush
October 13, 2004

George H.W. Bush
Picture available here
May 5, 1998

William J. Clinton
October 31, 1996

Ronald Reagan
March 20, 1989

Gerald R. Ford
February 24, 1984 

Lyndon B. Johnson
January  29, 1972

Richard Nixon
October 30, 1970

Gerald R. Ford
April 28, 1968

Theodore Roosevelt
Picture available here
March 20, 1911

Visits from White House Cabinet members

U.S. Under Secretary of Education, James Kvaal
November 2, 2022

U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Heidi Shyu
November 1, 2022

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo
August 30, 2022

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson
May 31, 2022

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
August 20, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Education John King, Jr.
December 15, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack
September 14, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter
Full video presentation available here
April 6, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald
March 12, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson
Full video presentation available here
January 28, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz
December 11, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
September 4, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
May 14, 2014 and September 11, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
April 23, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
May 15, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner
November 9, 2011

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Secretary Robert Reich
March 19, 2009