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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.
Concerns over the cost of future weather surges to taxpayers may spur Congress to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program. The program, which will need to be reauthorized in September 2017, provides Members an opportunity to expand FEMA flood mapping zones so that more properties are required to be covered by flood insurance.
House and Senate Budget Committee Chairmen Tom Rice (R-SC) and Michael Enzi (R-WY) have outlined separate strategies to repair Congress’s failing budgetary process. While Chairman Rice seeks to update the 1974 budget act, Chairman Enzi has argued for a two-year budget cycle, establishing a budget concepts commission and creating long-term enforceable fiscal goals. Upon return to Capitol Hill, Congress must tackle the wreckage that Hurricane Matthew left in its wake. Though $5 billion are available in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund, given past funding for hurricane disasters, additional resources will undoubtedly be needed.
The 10-week continuing resolution package passed the House and Senate and was signed by the president with only two days to spare before a government shutdown. The package also includes funding to battle the Zika virus, emergency supplemental funding for states struggling with flooding and the full fiscal 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill. Though the package does not include funding for Flint, Michigan’s water contamination crisis, Democrats succeeded in guaranteeing that aid would be included in the Water Resources Development Act, which has passed both chambers.
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.