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Appropriations & Budget

Appropriations bills are some of the few legislative efforts that policy makers and stakeholders in DC can count on being drafted, debated and passed each year. The process is often fraught with disagreement and the resolution is rarely smooth. It is important that your priorities are communicated clearly and at the right time so that Members of Congress and Congressional Committees can understand them and champion them through the process.

The experts at Van Scoyoc Associates (VSA) are known for their unparalleled understanding of the appropriations and budget processes. VSA has deep roots in appropriations issues and a long track record of helping clients navigate the challenging and ever-changing appropriations and budget process in DC. The professionals at VSA have decades of experience in developing strategies to address complicated budgetary matters that often engender significant policy and project implications. Our team has experience both representing clients on these matters and serving in the legislative and executive branches during consideration of budgetary and appropriations matters.

Nearly every client at VSA has an interest in the federal budget and appropriations process. In the absence of federal earmarks, it’s critical that stakeholders successfully navigate the often-muddy budget and appropriations processes within both the legislative and executive branches. VSA has experience advocating for funding for particular programs, creating new funding streams to address unmet challenges, developing strategies to fund specific projects, and changing the dialogue surrounding programs previously targeted for elimination.