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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.
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.
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.
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.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced that the $789 billion security minibus will be introduced to the floor in days. Meanwhile the Senate continues to advance appropriations measures out of the committee which have, unlike the House’s measures, toplines that reflect last fiscal year’s levels. The Congressional Budget Office announced that deductible rates created by the Senate’s GOP health care bill would surpass the legally-allowed cost. The White House announced in its first regulatory agenda the timeline to repeal and replace President Obama’s Clean Water Rule, which gives the EPA the ability to regulate the pollution of wetlands and tributaries.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) listed committee action on the budget resolution this week though conservative and moderate Republicans continue to disagree over particulars. House Republicans plan to bundle all 12 spending bills into an omnibus for a vote at the end of July. The House passed H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water Act, which will affect California’s Central Valley and state water projects. President Donald Trump tapped Kevin McIntyre to become chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The House and Senate were on their Fourth of July recess last week. President Donald Trump traveled to Hamburg, Germany to participate in the two-day G-20 summit. The president’s nominee as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will testify on July 12 before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The White House has asked a Honolulu federal judge to block Hawaii’s request for clarity on the definition of a “close family member” in the ongoing legal battle over Trump’s travel ban executive order.
Despite the absence of topline spending levels, the House Appropriations Committee and its subcommittees continued to advance several appropriations measures for the 2018 fiscal year, including the $37.5 billion Energy and Water bill. The House passed the Santa Ana River Land Exchange bill, which will allow the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District in California to trade local land for federal land. The House also passed H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, which increases the maximum sentence for criminal aliens re-entering the country. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released a draft plan to begin the repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule.