How to: Write a Request Letter

Correspondence from congressional offices asking for records or interviews are the building blocks of oversight. Learn how to write good request letters—and how to get them answered.


May 12, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


  • Josh ConnollySenior Manager for Public Policy and Economic Graph, LinkedIn. Josh most recently worked on the Hill as Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14). Josh had previously served as her Legislative director. Josh also worked for his hometown representative Congresswoman Darlene Hooley (OR-5) as her Deputy Chief of Staff. Josh recently left the Hill to join LinkedIn as the Senior Manager for Public Policy and Economic Graph.
  • Sang YiDirector of Investigations, Committee on House Homeland Security. Sang most recently was oversight and investigations subcommittee staff director and chief investigative counsel for Ranking Republican Bruce Westerman (R-AR) of the House Committee on Natural Resources. Prior to joining the Natural Resources Committee in 2016, he served as senior policy advisor for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where he worked from 2011-2016 for both Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). Previously, he worked as a civilian for an agency in the Defense Department intelligence community. He also serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval War College, and George Washington University Law School.

The session was moderated by POGO's Congressional Oversight Initiative.

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