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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.
The House Budget Committee advanced the American Health Care Bill, the legislation that will repeal and replace and Affordable Care Act, to the House floor. President Donald Trump released his “skinny budget” for fiscal year 2018 that includes a 10 percent increase in defense spending and cuts to 19 departments and agencies as well as a $30 billion defense and homeland security supplemental for fiscal year 2017 that includes partial domestic agency offsets. The Senate confirmed Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence.
The fiscal year 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill passed the House and moves to the Senate. Internal divisions have split the Republican Party over the fate of the repeal and replace Obamacare legislation, known as the “American Health Care Act.” The Chancellor of Germany will meet President Donald Trump at the White House. President Trump signs a new immigration executive order that stems the flow of Libyans, Somalis, Sudanese, Syrians and Yemenis and caps the number of refugees the U.S. will absorb.
The House passed H.R. 998, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act, that would review and cut rules in the Code of Federal Regulations. While the Defense Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2017 is scheduled to come to the House floor this week, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) punts the remaining 10 appropriations bills to the Senate. At Congress’s joint session, President Donald Trump reaffirms his pledge to produce a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. During an address to employees, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke voices his concern over the president’s budget.
At the National Governors Association and Conservative Political Action Conference, President Trump hinted that his anticipated budget will include increases to defense and law enforcement funding. The president also signed the “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda” executive order that designates an official to analyze current regulation in order to make future policy recommendations. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao discusses the difficulty to pay for the promised $1 trillion infrastructure package.