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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Senate voted to invoke closure on the motion to proceed on the legislative vehicle that will contain, amongst other funding issues, the short-term continuing resolution. Though this was a major step to fund the government until December 9, the bill does not have bipartisan support. Many Democrats argue that the bill should include funding for the Flint, MI water contamination crisis. The House will consider their $5 billion Water Resources Development Act this week.
The continuing resolution gets pushed back into later this week as Senators resolve additional details such as the inclusion of programs that stretch beyond the three-month CR period. The Senate passed the $9 billion Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The bill authorizes funding for 25 projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, assistance to states suffering from public drinking water contamination and amends the Safe Drinking Water and Clean Water Acts. The House may bring their $5 billion WRDA version to a vote this month in order to go to conference in November.
Senator Republicans and Democratic leaders are working overtime to pass a three-month continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown. The measure will include supplemental funding for the Zika Virus and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill. While the Senate appears ready to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 this week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has yet to file a final committee report, a preceding step needed for the bill’s introduction on the floor.
As Congress returns from recess, House Republicans still have not come to a consensus over the length of an imminent continuing resolution. Conservatives within the House Republican Conference prefer a six-month continuing resolution while senior Members on the House Appropriations and Armed Services Committees argue for a three-month continuing resolution. The Senate Democratic leadership has maintained that they would not agree to a long-term continuing resolution that would stretch until 2017.