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About IFS

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 Named A Top Lobbying Firm Again in 2016

IFS Named A Top Lobbying Firm Again in 2016

Feb 09 2017

For a second year in a row, the team Innovative Federal Strategies has been named a top lobbying firm in Washington, DC for their work on behalf of clients. The list, compiled by Bloomberg Government ranks firms by total revenue, revenue growth, retention, and the size of the firm.

IFS tapped to host LCS Supplier Day

IFS tapped to host LCS Supplier Day

Jan 03 2017

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.

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.

Our Team

Letitia White, Partner

Carl Kime, Partner

Jean Denton, Partner

Bill Lowery, Partner

David Kilian

Alycia Farrell

Neely Marcus Silbey

Susan Carr

Kelsey Nicolai

Annie Wake

Alex Boling

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Washington Bulletin 10/23

Washington Bulletin 10/23

Oct 24 2017

The Senate passed the budget resolution that will be used to advance Republican’s tax reform bill. Congress continues to approach their end-of-year showdown over funding for President Trump’s $1.6 billion border wall request, immigration, Planned Parenthood and storm relief. The White House continues to sort out paying for the $1 trillion infrastructure package that was promised on the campaign trail. President Trump framed his support for Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray’s (D-WA) bipartisan bill to stabilize insurance markets in the Affordable Care Act as a short-term solution to ACA’s eventual repeal and replacement.

Washington Bulletin 10/16

Washington Bulletin 10/16

Oct 17 2017

The House passed H.R. 2266, a bill that provides supplemental funding to FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program as well as supports efforts to combat wildfires in the west. Republicans struggle to reach an accord on state and local tax breaks for high-tax states. In a speech in Harrisburg, PA, President Trump countered Democrats’ claim that his tax proposal benefits the wealthy. The White House cut funds from organizations that help Americans enroll in the Affordable Care Act, leaving these organizations with little time to restructure before 2018 enrollment begins on November 1.

Washington Bulletin 10/9

Washington Bulletin 10/9

Oct 11 2017

The hurricane emergency relief package is expected to hit the House floor by Friday, October 13. The House approved their budget resolution while the Senate Budget Committee advanced its version. The Trump administration requested that the lower courts consider the recently-revised travel ban before the Supreme Court. Speaking at a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton addressed concerns from Members regarding the security of individuals’ personal information in the Consolidated Audit Trail, a massive database which, when fully operational, will track billions of stock sales and purchases.

Washington Bulletin 10/2

Washington Bulletin 10/2

Oct 03 2017

The Trump administration and Republican leaders released their tax overhaul proposal. The Senate Budget Committee released its budget resolution and plans to mark up the bill the week after. Meanwhile, the House Rules Committee intends to hold floor votes the following week on four alternative budget proposals. Senators Lamar Alexander (A-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) may reach a deal that seeks to stabilize the Affordable Care Act’s insurance markets. Tom Price resigned as secretary of Health and Human Services after his use of private and military jets made headlines.

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202-347-5990 
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