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About IFS

Recognized for its Work as an industry leader

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.

Make Your Voice Heard in Washington

We work with our clients to understand their objectives and to develop appropriate, well-tailored strategies for working with the federal government.This can include developing and executing a Congressional relations strategy, which may involve the following:  developing, strengthening or expanding relations between our clients and Members of Congress; identifying key decision-makers in Congress on items of interest; providing timely tactical information on Congressional processes, schedules, and actions by Members or Congress or Congressional Committees; providing information on activities of federal agencies; providing research and advice on legislative, policy, or business issues; facilitating communications with other companies and non-federal organizations; identifying business opportunities in the federal government; assisting in drafting legislation or legislative proposals and development and preparation of correspondence, briefings, and other written materials; providing advice on federal budgeting or contracting issues; and ensuring strict adherence to all federal lobbying disclosure policy and procedures.
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IFS in the News

IFS Named A Top Lobbying Firm Again in 2016

IFS Named A Top Lobbying Firm Again in 2016

Feb 09 2017

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.

IFS tapped to host LCS Supplier Day

IFS tapped to host LCS Supplier Day

Jan 03 2017

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.

IFS Recognized as a Top-Performing Lobbying Firm in 2015

IFS Recognized as a Top-Performing Lobbying Firm in 2015

Mar 17 2016

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.

Our Team

Letitia White, Partner

Carl Kime, Partner

Jean Denton, Partner

Bill Lowery, Partner

David Kilian

Alycia Farrell

Neely Marcus Silbey

Susan Carr

Kali Matalon

Kelsey Nicolai

Annie Wake

Alexis Corn

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Washington Bulletin 7/24

Washington Bulletin 7/24

Jul 25 2017

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced that the $789 billion security minibus will be introduced to the floor in days. Meanwhile the Senate continues to advance appropriations measures out of the committee which have, unlike the House’s measures, toplines that reflect last fiscal year’s levels. The Congressional Budget Office announced that deductible rates created by the Senate’s GOP health care bill would surpass the legally-allowed cost. The White House announced in its first regulatory agenda the timeline to repeal and replace President Obama’s Clean Water Rule, which gives the EPA the ability to regulate the pollution of wetlands and tributaries.

Washington Bulletin 7/17

Washington Bulletin 7/17

Jul 18 2017

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) listed committee action on the budget resolution this week though conservative and moderate Republicans continue to disagree over particulars. House Republicans plan to bundle all 12 spending bills into an omnibus for a vote at the end of July. The House passed H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water Act, which will affect California’s Central Valley and state water projects. President Donald Trump tapped Kevin McIntyre to become chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Washington Bulletin 7/10

Washington Bulletin 7/10

Jul 11 2017

The House and Senate were on their Fourth of July recess last week. President Donald Trump traveled to Hamburg, Germany to participate in the two-day G-20 summit. The president’s nominee as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will testify on July 12 before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The White House has asked a Honolulu federal judge to block Hawaii’s request for clarity on the definition of a “close family member” in the ongoing legal battle over Trump’s travel ban executive order.

Washington Bulletin 7/3

Washington Bulletin 7/3

Jul 05 2017

Despite the absence of topline spending levels, the House Appropriations Committee and its subcommittees continued to advance several appropriations measures for the 2018 fiscal year, including the $37.5 billion Energy and Water bill. The House passed the Santa Ana River Land Exchange bill, which will allow the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District in California to trade local land for federal land. The House also passed H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, which increases the maximum sentence for criminal aliens re-entering the country. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released a draft plan to begin the repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule.

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