The federal government is the national government of the United States. The federal government is composed of three distinct branches including legislative, executive, and judicial, whose powers are vested by the U.S. Constitution in the Congress, the president and federal courts, respectively. The powers and duties of these branches are further defined by acts of Congress, including the creation of executive departments and courts inferior to the Supreme Court.
The federal government’s connection to the University of Denver is instrumental to preserving DU’s interests in student aid, research grant funding, immigration policy, health care policy, sustainability, social justice, criminal justice, Title IX, and matters of national concern such as a world pandemic.
Colorado’s congressional delegation is comprised of two United States Senators and seven United States Congresspersons. Congresswoman Diana DeGette represents Colorado’s 1st congressional district, which includes the University of Denver.
If you want to contact a member of Colorado’s congressional delegation concerning a university matter, you must contact the Office of Government Relations and Community Affairs. If you want to contact a member of Colorado’s congressional delegation concerning a non-university matter, you do not have to contact the Office of Government Relations and Community Affairs.
Colorado United States Senators
Senator Michael Bennet
261 Russel Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Senator John Hickenlooper
Russel Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
DU’s Congressional Representative
Congresswoman Dianna DeGette
2111 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515