The ACDA Office of Congressional Affairs plays a central role in the executive branch's efforts to secure ratification of arms control treaties and agreements. It responds to Congressional interest in arms control and nonproliferation matters by arranging briefings and consultations between ACDA officials and Members of Congress and their staff. It advises the Director of ACDA on the legislative and policy implications of all arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament issues and proposals. The Congressional Affairs Office coordinates ACDA and executive branch responses to Congressional inquiries and it arranges appearances of ACDA officials before Congressional committees. In addition, it routinely distributes informational material on arms control to the Congress.