Office of Legislative Affairs

Chief of Legislative Affairs

Rear Admiral Michael T. Franken
United States Navy
1300 Navy Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20350-1300

Rear Admiral Michael T. Franken's Biography

The Chief of Legislative Affairs (CLA) is the Secretary of the Navy's principal staff assistant for discharging the legislative functions and responsibilities of the Department of the Navy (DoN), with the exception of liaison with the Appropriations Committees, which is, by law, vested with the Comptroller of the Navy.

CLA directs the Office of Legislative Affairs and reports directly to the Secretary and to Chief of Naval Operations.

The mission of the Office of Legislative Affairs is to:

Information for Congressional Staffs


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