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.
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.
The House passed a $1.2 trillion omnibus that would fund the government during the 2018 fiscal year. The Trump Administration and the Republican leadership announced that they will release their tax reform legislation in two weeks. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) brokered an agreement with other senators and attached over 100 amendments into the National Defense Authorization Act–a major hurdle for the bill’s passage out of the floor. The EPA announced a two-year delay to the implementation of an Obama Administration rule that sought to reduce the generation of wastewater for power plants.
In an agreement between the president and Democrats, Congress passed a legislative package that temporarily suspends the debt limit, continues funding for the government, and provides emergency funding for hurricane victims. The House continues to consider amendments to the appropriations omnibus. Representatives Lamar Smith (R-TX), Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced H.R. 3711, the Legal Workforce Act, which would mandate employers to use the E-Verify electronic employment verification system. In an August 18 memo from the Office of Management and Budget, federal agencies must submit their regulation and deregulation plans for the 2018 fiscal year by September 18.
Congress returns from recess on September 5 to begin work on several high-priority measures that will need to be concluded by the end of the month. Republicans and the White House have not reached an agreement over whether an extension of the debt limit should be included in an emergency funding bill to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Congressional leaders and administration officials have convened negotiations for tax reform legislation that will likely include a combination of temporary and permanent tax provisions. The Trump administration has pulled for further review a form requiring private employers to summarize pay data that would determine wage discrimination.
Congress appears ready to reduce funding for tax enforcement programs at the IRS. The Office of Management and Budget sent Congress a list of budget anomalies and authorization extensions that could be included in a continuing resolution to keep the government open. With a September 30 deadline for all 12 as-of-yet unpassed appropriations bills and several authorization bills, the House and Senate may need to package several dissimilar bills together in order to keep the government functioning. President Donald Trump announced his willingness to shut down the government in order to get funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.