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Eye on Washington Compiles Voting Record Scorecard For 113th Congress. For a new FEW scorecard of the first session of the 113th Congress, we examined the ten most important votes and co-sponsorship status of bills acted upon by each congressional chamber, then rated lawmakers based on their actions. Each legislator earned 10 percentage points for acting in concert with FEW's views. Curious how your legislators scored?
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October, 2014 — Recently, Eye on Washington set up over 280 Hill meetings for over 380 attendees - many of whom remarked that the schedules were "great" and "very informative." The Coalition of Catholic Charities, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and CLINIC contracted with Eye on Washington for their National Migration Conference. The attendees were advocating for immigration reform and represented almost 40 states.

Janet Kopenhaver's remarks on the Equal Rights Amendment were entered into the Congressional Record for May 15, 2012. Read

Eye on Washington's President Janet Kopenhaver has already developed and met with important and high-level contacts in the White House, including Senior Domestic Policy Advisor Jocelyn Frye, White House Council on Women and Girls Executive Director Tina Tchen and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director John Berry. These relationships led to her being invited to attend and participate in the White House Middle Class Task Force event on Work/Life Balance issues; First Lady Michelle Obamaís Health Care Task Force Kick Off event; the White House Task Force on Financial Literacy; and the White House Holiday Party, to name a few.

Following the completion of a statistical project completed by Eye on Washington, the firm's client was asked to appear on Wolf Blitzer's "The Situation Room" on CNN which is seen by millions of viewers across the globe. The company's president Janet Kopenhaver has also been featured and quoted in numerous media outlets including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the Federal Times, to name a few.

Eye on Washington prepared and researched an interactive map of federal employment statistics by agency and congressional district. Previously this data was only available by county. Our staff converted this data into congressional district and delivered these statistics to each lawmaker's office where many accolades and expressions of appreciation were given by Hill staffers. This data was also converted into a map where any state's data can be instantaneously available. To view the map, click here.

Eye on Washington's president succeeded in organizing for her client organization's president to testify before the Social Security Subcommittee on an issue never before addressed by the panel despite over 10 years of intensive lobbying.
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As the Washington Representative for an organization, Eye on Washington's president manages and spearheads the group's grassroots program. In less than one year, over 3500 lawmakers were sent letters from 41 states from the organization's grassroots website. Many led to legislators signing on as co-sponsors to important bills being considered in Congress.

For a chemical client, Eye on Washington researches and drafts, though its clipping service, a monthly Update on developments in the legislative and regulatory arenas that affect the industry. In a recent survey completed by the association, 80% of respondents ranked Eye on Washington's Press Clipping and Analysis Service as one of the key benefits of membership in the organization.

For a professional organization client, Eye on Washington wrote and researched a Voter Registration Guide for the organization's chapters to use to conduct local voter registration drives. View the guide.

As a result of Eye on Washington's contacts and relationship-building on Capitol Hill, a client's president was asked on three occasions to testify before the House Subcommittee on Civil Service on Diversity in the Senior Executive Service.
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Eye on Washington researched, drafted and edited a series of Reference Guides on complex federal regulations. This necessitated an ability to translate technical government compliance documents into easy-to-understand "How To" guides for small companies not familiar with these rules. These manuals continue to sell for a profit years after publication.

Eye on Washington staff drafts, prints and hand-delivers to every legislatorís office on Capitol Hill the organizationís Legislative Agenda at the start of every congressional session.

Sampling of our work:

  • WireLine Ė a bi-monthly comprehensive newsletter for wire and wire products companies Read

  • FEW's Voting Record Scorecard for the 112th Congress Read

  • Interactive Map of Federal Employment statistics View

  • Grassroots website managed by Eye on Washington View


    Eye on Washington President Janet Kopenhaver and clients meet with First Lady Michelle Obama's Senior Domestic Policy Advisor, Jocelyn Frye.

    Eye on Washington President Janet Kopenhaver and clients meet with First Lady Michelle Obama's Senior Domestic Policy Advisor, Jocelyn Frye.

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    Quotation of the Week

    "Not only is Janet a true professional in her field, but her excellent attitude and mature demeanor leads to the overall excellent performance for FEW."

    Rhonda Trent,
    Immediate Past President
    for Congressional and
    Government Relations
    Federally Employed Women


    "I have known and worked with Janet Kopenhaver, Eye on Washington's president, for over 10 years. Her ability to bring a government relations project from the planning stage to fruition far exceeds any others I have contracted with in the past. I would highly recommend her for any project in this arena."

    Bill Sandler, CAE
    Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA)


    "Just a note to tell you I really appreciate your Legislative reports - this is VERY useful information for me. Keep up the GREAT work !"

    Mary Jo Winfield
    Federally Employed Women (FEW) Member
    Great Lakes Chapter