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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

Christian Rodrick

Alexis Corn

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Washington Bulletin

Washington Bulletin 4/24

Washington Bulletin 4/24

Apr 25 2017

President Donald Trump’s recent insistence to add funding for the construction of a wall along the US-Mexico border threatens to derail fiscal year 2017 appropriations negotiations that must be completed by April 28 to avoid a government shutdown. At the same time, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that the Trump administration is pushing for Congress to avoid a government shutdown. Mulvaney also announced at an event that the administration plants to spend $200 billion in federal funds for a trillion-dollar infrastructure package that will be released in the fall. Vice President Pence traveled to Australia and Asia.

Washington Bulletin 4/17

Washington Bulletin 4/17

Apr 18 2017

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney requested Congress to refuse appropriating funds to states and cities that block undocumented immigrants from deportation. The Trump Administration plans to create an infrastructure package that uses private capital as a way to gain greater funding for projects. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow to discuss relations between the two states. President Trump continues to utilize the powers granted under the Congressional Review Act to undo regulations erected during the Obama Administration.

Washington Bulletin 4/10

Washington Bulletin 4/10

Apr 11 2017

The Senate approved the 60-vote rule (known as the “nuclear option”) to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The Environment and Public Works Committee advanced S. 692, the Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act, to the Senate floor. The Trump administration announced that they have saved $10 billion over 20 years through reversing 11 of President Obama’s regulations under the Congressional Review Act. In an about-face from his campaign, President Donald Trump expressed his willingness to spend over $300 billion in public funds to finance the infrastructure package.

Washington Bulletin 4/3

Washington Bulletin 4/3

Apr 04 2017

With less than a month remaining until funding for the federal government expires, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said that Republicans are working with Democrats on an omnibus for the remainder of the fiscal year. Representatives Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA) reintroduced the Water Resources Research Amendments Act, a bill that reauthorizes grants for water studies, distributes and applies water research finding, and provides training for scientists and engineers. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke during the White House briefing to lay out President Donald Trump’s executive order that aims to withhold grants from “sanctuary cities” and take away grants from cities that resist the executive order. President Trump signed an executive order to repeal several of President Barack Obama’s climate change policies.

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