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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.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) determined that the 12 appropriations bills approved by the House Appropriations Committee would surpass the established discretionary spending caps. If passed into law without changes, these bills would trigger sweeping cuts to the tune of $17 million for defense and $775 million for non-defense programs. The Senate Appropriations Committee-passed bills on the other hand fall below the discretionary caps by $2.2 billion.
The House Budget Committee recently released a “working paper” to tackle the federal government’s solvency, particularly with reference to entitlement programs. The paper proposed several strategies to curtail the programs’ mounting costs such as establishing periodic reauthorization, long-term budgets, caps and triggers. The Obama Administration announced a $81 million redirection of already-existing federal funds in an effort to ensure the continuous development of the Zika vaccine.
While President Obama and his family vacation at Martha’s Vineyard and both chambers remain in recess, conservative House Republican members are pushing for a meeting to discuss federal funding strategies for the upcoming fiscal year. This fiscal year will conclude in four weeks and none of the 12 appropriations bills have passed into law.
Though contrasting visions of energy policy typically drive Republicans and Democrats apart, general bipartisan commitment to improving energy grid’s reliability and flexibility has spurred recent policy developments such as the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act of 2016. The bill, introduced by Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM), establishes an investment tax credit for business and home use of energy storage technology. The Department of Transportation recently awarded nearly $500 million through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. One beneficiary of this grant, the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, received over $8.6 billion in assistance for building a nine-mile rail extension.