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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.
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.
Lawmakers are working to pass a continuing resolution with a list of anomalies before the current continuing resolution expires this week. The conferenced Water Resources Development Act, with additional funds for Flint, MI’s water contamination crisis, may also make its way to the floor for final approval this week. The bill may also include funding to aid California communities suffering from drought. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stated that he has been working across the aisle and has come close to an agreement on drought assistance.
The Obama Administration released a list of spending anomalies in advance of the passage of a continuing resolution that will span until spring. House Budget Chairman Tom Rice intends to present Congress with legislation meant to overhaul the 1974 budget act. The bill will intend to increase transparency in the budget process, strengthen budget enforcement, control automatic spending programs and clamp down on inherent increased spending. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell released an update on the Senate Energy Policy Modernization Act’s conference report.
During a closed House Republican Conference meeting last week, Members proposed implementing two proposals that would bring back earmarks. Though intended to strengthen the legislative branch’s power to fund local projects, some Republicans contend that this would hurt President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to “drain the swamp.” House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers stated that the committee would begin working on a continuing resolution to fund the federal government until March 31. President-elect Trump announced his nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general, Representative Mike Pompeo as CIA director and retired Lt. Michael Flynn as White House National Security Advisor.
The Republican leadership and Members on the Appropriations Committees are pushing Congress to pass the remaining 11 spending bills before the expiration of the continuing resolution in December. With a majority in the Senate and House and Trump as president-elect, Republicans have the opportunity to advance several aspects of their party platform and campaign promises. This may include Speaker Paul Ryan’s “Better Way” agenda, which focuses on poverty, national security, the economy, healthcare and tax and constitutional reform as well as issues surrounding border security, the debt ceiling and President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act. President-elect Trump recently announced that Reince Priebus will serve as chief of staff and Stephen Bannon will be chief strategist and senior counselor.