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    Bipartisan Federal Government Affairs and Public Relations

Averting a crisis for the airline industry and ensuring the continued safety of passengers

SERVICE: Policy Development, Advocacy Materials
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Transportation and Infrastructure

Challenge:
As a result of the across-the-board funding reductions in federal programs through the budget sequestration process, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began to furlough personnel, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, and moved to shut down 149 of 516 air traffic control towers in the U.S. The cuts put airline passengers at greater risk, resulted in thousands of flight delays, and had an adverse impact on the communities served by these airports

Action:
Devised a bipartisan, bicameral strategy to build support for legislation aimed at giving the FAA greater flexibility to prevent reduced operations and staffing. This included a tailored education campaign for a core group of lawmakers that explained the harmful effects of sequestration on the FAA, with an emphasis on safety, jobs, and the economy. Offered a reasonable solution that did not require Congress to either authorize or appropriate any additional funding.

Result:
Legislation was passed that allowed the FAA to waive the sequestration rules and divert $253 million from an existing grant program to pay for personnel costs, averting what could have been a crisis for the airline industry, passengers, and the countless businesses that serve them.

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Advocacy, Political Counseling

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Healthcare

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Policy Development, Political Counseling

Fostered new relationships for a 18,000 member key physician advocacy group

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Foreign Relations

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Coalition Building and Management

Resolving a crisis for a major American investor that had invested $300 million

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Finance

Telecommunications

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Coalition Building and Management, Analysis

Helped two of the largest telecom companies navigate a $69 billion merger with the FCC

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Trade


Trade

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Advocacy, Coalition Building and Management

Secured U.S. Senate support for one of the world’s largest software companies

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Telecommunications


Telecommunications

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Coalition Building and Management, Advocacy

Protected the telcom industry from billions of dollars in potential liability

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Healthcare

Healthcare

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Policy Development, Advocacy

Created a balanced pathway for the approval of generic biologic medicines

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Healthcare

Healthcare

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Policy Development, Political Counseling

Ensured that specialized imaging drugs are properly reimbursed under Medicare

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Finance

Finance

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Coalition Building, Political Counseling

Providing relief to a global banking and financial services company from excessive regulation

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Transportation

Finance

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Policy Development, Advocacy

Averting a crisis for the airline industry and ensuring the continued safety of passengers

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TAX

Finance

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Advocacy, Coalition Building & Management

Helping a major automobile manufacturer secure a vital tax benefit for domestic capital investment

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