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Recognized for its Work as an industry leader

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.

Make Your Voice Heard in Washington

We work with our clients to understand their objectives and to develop appropriate, well-tailored strategies for working with the federal government.This can include developing and executing a Congressional relations strategy, which may involve the following:  developing, strengthening or expanding relations between our clients and Members of Congress; identifying key decision-makers in Congress on items of interest; providing timely tactical information on Congressional processes, schedules, and actions by Members or Congress or Congressional Committees; providing information on activities of federal agencies; providing research and advice on legislative, policy, or business issues; facilitating communications with other companies and non-federal organizations; identifying business opportunities in the federal government; assisting in drafting legislation or legislative proposals and development and preparation of correspondence, briefings, and other written materials; providing advice on federal budgeting or contracting issues; and ensuring strict adherence to all federal lobbying disclosure policy and procedures.
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IFS in the News

IFS Recognized as a Top-Performing Lobbying Firm in 2015

IFS Recognized as a Top-Performing Lobbying Firm in 2015

Mar 17 2016

In an analysis of 2015 lobbying activity, Bloomberg has recognized Innovative Federal Strategies as one of the top federal lobbying firms. Of roughly 1,760 registered lobbying firms that filed disclosure reports with the Senate during 2015, only 25 met all of Bloomberg’s criteria.

IFS tapped to host LCS Supplier Day

IFS tapped to host LCS Supplier Day

Jan 03 2016

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.

Most Influential People in U.S. Defense

Most Influential People in U.S. Defense

Dec 19 2013

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.

City of Banning Selects IFS

City of Banning Selects IFS

May 21 2013

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.

Our Team

Letitia White, Partner

Carl Kime, Partner

Jean Denton, Partner

Bill Lowery, Partner

David Kilian

Alycia Farrell

Neely Marcus Silbey

John Little

Susan Carr

Drew Tatum

Kali Matalon

Kelsey Nicolai

Alexis Corn

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Washington Bulletin

Washington Bulletin 1/9

Washington Bulletin 1/9

Jan 10 2017

This week the Senate will consider this fiscal year’s budget resolution that, through the reconciliation process, will be used to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act. A final Senate vote may take place as soon as this week. Chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), announced that she intends to push new energy legislation this year through Congress. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) cites funding sources as one reason why Republicans won’t unveil an infrastructure package in President-elect Trump’s first few months in office.

Washington Bulletin 12/30

Washington Bulletin 12/30

Jan 04 2017

Now that Republicans control both chambers of Congress and the White House, the Republican leadership has the opportunity to push through several of their legislative priorities, such as rolling back the Affordable Care Act through the budget resolution and reconciliation process. Republican priorities may also include introducing legislation to transform the federal tax code and measures that will increase the number of infrastructure projects around the country and bolster border security. President-elect Trump continues to nominate individuals for cabinet appointments.

Washington Bulletin 12/23

Washington Bulletin 12/23

Dec 27 2016

The House intends to kick off 2017 by voting on a budget reconciliation package on January 9. The package will take the first step to repeal of the Affordable Care Act, though the length of the replacement window continues to be contested amongst Republicans.

Washington Bulletin 12/19

Washington Bulletin 12/19

Dec 20 2016

President Obama signed into law the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN). The bill’s authorizations include, but are not limited to: $170 million for Flint, Michigan’s water contamination crisis, improvements for waterways, watersheds and drinking water infrastructure, and various water project investments specifically targeted to drought-ridden areas in California. Mayors push President-elect Donald Trump to maintain the tax-exempt status for municipal bonds in infrastructure and tax reform legislation. The President-elect taps Representative Mike Mulvaney as director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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