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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

Kali Matalon

Kelsey Nicolai

Annie Wake

Alexis Corn

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Washington Bulletin 6/19

Washington Bulletin 6/19

Jun 20 2017

The House Republican leadership proffered a plan to the Freedom Caucus to accelerate the appropriations process and avoid roadblocks from Democrats. The House Appropriations Committee advanced the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs spending bill. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that the Senate will begin work on their appropriations bills. The House Rules Committee will meet this Thursday to set the terms for debate for H.R. 1654, the Reclamation Water Storage Permits Bill.

Washington Bulletin 6/12

Washington Bulletin 6/12

Jun 13 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey testified at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing to discuss the circumstances surrounding his dismissal and the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s influence in the 2016 presidential election. At a hearing for the Senate Finance Committee, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said medication cost reductions are a priority and that he has asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Food and Drug Administration and the Health Resources and Services Administration to recommend cost-reduction policies. President Donald Trump released an overview of his $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan. The president also announced that his intends to overhaul the Federal Aviation Administration. One notable part of the plan includes privatizing air traffic control management.

Washington Bulletin 6/5

Washington Bulletin 6/5

Jun 07 2017

The House and Senate were in recess for the Memorial Day holiday. President Donald Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. The White House has instructed federal government agencies to disregard oversight requests from Democrats in Congress.

Washington Bulletin 5/29

Washington Bulletin 5/29

May 31 2017

The Congressional Budget Office announced that the House-passed American Health Care Act would reduce the deficit by $119 billion over a decade but would leave 23 million people uninsured by 2026. President Donald Trump released his budget request for fiscal year 2018 to Congress. In the budget, the president empowered the Justice and Homeland Security departments to require federal grant recipients to provide information of illegal immigrants that is “relevant to the enforcement of the immigration laws.” Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin spoke in front of the House Ways and Means Committee to voice concern over the debt level and encourage Congress to raise the debt ceiling before the August recess.

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202-347-5990 
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