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Innovative Federal Strategies is a bipartisan firm whose members have over 150 years of combined federal service in the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and the Departments of Agriculture, Air Force, Commerce, Navy, and Treasury. We understand the complex federal planning, programming, budgeting, contracting, and regulatory processes used in the Executive Branch. Many of the members of the firm also have unique expertise in the intricate legislative process that Congress uses for annual authorizations, appropriations, regulatory and policy issues, and agency oversight.
Innovative Federal Strategies has been tapped to host the Littoral Combat Supplier Day again in 2016. The Littoral Combat Ship Supplier Day provides an opportunity for suppliers to tell their representatives in Congress just how important their vote on the President’s fiscal year 2017 budget is to businesses and jobs in their state/district.
Letitia White was recently mentioned in an article in Defense News highlighting the 100 most influential people in the U.S. Defense Industry. In addition to U.S. and Word Leaders, the contribution that lobbyist play was highlighted as number 39 on the list.
Hoping that Banning can position itself to take advantage of future grants and congressional funding, the city council hired Washington, D.C.-based Innovative Federal Strategies, LLC to provide federal legislative advocacy and consulting services.
GPS companies prevailed over one of the most experienced lobbying teams Washington has ever seen. The Coalition to Save Our GPS and its member companies such as Garmin and Trimble fought back against a LighSquared effort on the GPS band, countering that the network that could interfere with their devices.
The bipartisan spirit on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that helped lawmakers pass a five-year transportation bill is not expected to be on display as lawmakers consider the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act, or a FAA reauthorization. In the lead up to the release of the FY17 budget request, President Obama indicated that the would be requesting a supplemental appropriation during the current fiscal year to combat the Zika virus.
Due to the snowstorm, the House opted to cancel what was scheduled to be a short work week. The Senate delayed its return, but began consideration of the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act. Leading up to the release of the FY17 budget request, President Obama teased a $4 billion request for technology education.
The President moved swiftly to veto the “waters of the United States” resolution of disapproval after it was approved by the House and Senate. The Senate moved to override the veto, but was unable to overcome the procedural hurdles necessary to pass it over the president’s objections. President Obama traveled to Detroit this week to tout the revival of the auto industry that almost collapsed during the 2008 recession.
The House sent a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to President Obama related to the EPA and Army Corps Rule giving a new regulatory definition to the “waters of the United States”. After being transmitted to the president, it is expected to be vetoed. While the “waters” regulation is still being help up in the courts, the Supreme Court has decided it will hear arguments on another executive action–immigration.