Washington, D.C. has seen significant changes in advocacy in recent years. Securing federal funding and affecting legislation and regulations now requires an understanding of this new environment and an ability to work with both the Congress and federal agencies. Your federal advocates need to understand every aspect of working with your congressional delegation, congressional leadership offices, congressional committees, and federal agency staff.
With hundreds of years of combined experience and reach into nearly every congressional office, committee and agency in Washington, Van Scoyoc Associates (VSA) is well-versed in issues of importance to municipal entities. VSA’s success is rooted in its principals’ extensive experience as lobbyists, senior staff for key Members of Congress and congressional committees, and as appointees in Executive Branch agencies. Our policy experts have experience with the House and Senate Leadership and their staffs, Appropriations Committees, and key authorizing committees. Within the Executive Branch, VSA principals have worked with senior level staff and officials in nearly every major federal agency. With this experience, we strive for creative advocacy that advances the strategic interests of our clients.
VSA represents over 40 municipal entities, both large and small, ranging from cities and counties to hospitals, transit agencies, and ports. We are well versed in the policies and politics related to Congressional appropriations, federal grant funding, and the congressional authorization process, including the areas of transportation, tax, healthcare, emergency management, water resources, environment and infrastructure.