Who We Are
The Office of Government Relations (GR) represents the USCCB before the U.S. Congress on public policy issues of concern to the bishops. GR coordinates and directs the legislative activities of the USCCB staff and other church personnel to influence the actions of the Congress. Each Congress, 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.
Below is a current list of GR congressional liaison staff and their respective areas of responsibility. Clicking on a link will bring you to a list of important legislative issues in the current Congress.
Nancy Wisdo, Director
Tax Policies and Church/State Issues
Micheal Hill, Associate Director
Immigration and Refugee, Communications,
and Select Issues Under the Jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committees
Jayd Henricks, Associate Director
Pro-Life and International Justice and Peace Issues
Terry Thames, Associate Director
Catholic Education Issues
and Domestic Social Development Issues