A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
The Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs (OCL) has responsibility for the development and implementation of strategies to advance the Department's legislative initiatives and other interests relating to Congress.
OCL serves to:
Articulate the Department's position on legislation proposed by Congress in testimony, statements for the record and views letters
Facilitate the appearance of Department witnesses at congressional hearings
Manage the interagency clearance of legislative proposals, post-hearing questions for the record, statutory reports and other Congressional correspondence in coordination with OMB
Coordinate the Department's responses to congressional committee oversight requests and other inquiries from individual Members and congressional staff
Lead the Senate confirmation process for Department nominees