With decades of combined experience on Capitol Hill and in the Executive Branch, our team members know the ins and outs of the legislative process and how the executive branch works. We have long-standing relationships with policymakers and their aides, on Capitol Hill and in the Administration. VH Strategies has made a big impact in several areas, including:
- Energy and Environment
- Helped secure an alternative fuel infrastructure tax for businesses and residences; and then successfully advocated renewal.
- Successfully advocated for expanded Loan Guarantees and Treasury grants-in-lieu-of-tax-credits.
- Effectively pushed for implementation of the biomass-based diesel mandate within the RFS-2 program
- Tax and Finance
- Advocated for fair international deferral tax treatment, helping U.S. businesses to stay competitive abroad.
- Lobbied to add qualified residential mortgages to the 2010 financial regulatory reform legislation.
- Successfully advocated mortgage insurance deductibility.
- Successfully pushed to expand the carryback period for Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for the homebuilding industry.
- Health Care
- Secured an extended update under Medicare for patients and providers of kidney dialysis care.
- Helped pass the extension of the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), which is critical to state Medicaid programs.
- Helped group purchasing organizations save hospitals and taxpayers billions by advocating safe harbor policy.
VH Strategies offers effective communications strategies that tailor messages to federal policy needs and political concerns, and also help generate positive media attention. Our firm has helped several clients deliver compelling message to key opinion makers. A few examples include:
- Coalition Building
- Developed an organization of “green” lobbyists who meet regularly with key Hill staff.
- Built several successful legislative coalitions, including for battery electric vehicle industry, large homebuilders and tax deferral groups.
- Delivered policy, political and planning presentations for clients and their boards.
- Profile Management
- Organized events featuring Republican and Democratic chiefs of staff.
- Coordinated high-impact lobbying days for our coalition clients.
- Helped numerous clients plan and execute fundraising events.
- Media Relations
- Secured the opportunity for witnesses to testify in front of various congressional committees.
- Advised grassroots strategies to complement policy advocacy.
- Ensured media coverage of celebrity Capitol Hill advocacy.
Our firm has worked successfully with clients to establish or enlarge their business relationships with federal agencies. We have introduced clients to key policymakers on Capitol Hill and throughout the federal government, and provided guidance on critical business and strategic decisions vis-a-vis federal policy.