There are dozens of firms in Washington that specialize in appropriations and budget work, each with a long list of clients chasing after needed funds from a rapidly shrinking pool of federal resources. The Podesta Group, however, is unique among them. Our team has been successful in what has been a highly competitive environment because we know not only the policymakers, but the policy process. More importantly today, our team knows that from agriculture to foreign policy, and from defense spending to environmental issues, the appropriations committees will continue to have their hands in most of the major policy fights, despite what is understood to be the death of traditional earmarks. Whether it’s securing funding or preventing the attachment of legislation harmful to our clients in appropriations bills, our strategists are set to navigate the new reality of the appropriations process and primed to plot a winning course.