Eye on Washington: Government Relations and Public Policy Consulting

Eye on Washington: Government Relations and Public Policy Consulting

Eye on Washington, LLC
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A Full-Service Shop

Do you need assistance with your government relations program?

Does your company or organization need a well-connected lobbyist to get your voice heard in the corridors of Washington, DC?

Are your managers, staff and organization members missing important legislative and regulatory developments affecting your industry?

Is your government relations and advocacy program not as effective as it should be?

Do you need help organizing a flawless fly-in event?

Are you and your staff too busy to complete important research projects or submit comments to proposed rules?

Then you need Eye on Washington — a full-service shop for all of your needs, from lobbying to advocacy strategizing to grassroots management to monitoring and analysis of regulatory and legislative issues. We also offer these services at the state and local levels.


Eye on Washington Assists ICSC with Annual Lobby Day. June 2017

Eye on Washington teamed up with the International Council of Shopping Centers (https://www.icsc.org/) for their annual Lobby Day during which they asked legislators to co-sponsor S. 976/H.R. 2193 and H.R. 620. Janet Kopenhaver set up all the Capitol Hill meetings and drafted individualized schedules for the over 200 attendees. In total, 227 offices were visited (72 in the Senate and 155 in the House), representing 37 states and following the meetings, 2 Senators signed on as co-sponsors to S. 976, 14 Representatives agreed to co-sponsor H.R. 2193, and 26 Representatives added their names to H.R. 620.


IACP and Eye on Washington Conduct Successful Advocacy Day. June 2017

The International Association of Compound Pharmacists (https://iacp.site-ym.com/) hired Eye on Washington to assist them with their June 2017 �Compounders on Capitol Hill� Advocacy Day. For this event, we set up 155 meetings (63 in the Senate and 92 in the House) from 34 states for the over 110 attendees. As a result of these meetings, 15 Representatives with whom IACP members met added their names as co-sponsors to a bill they were discussing.


Eye on Washington Client Testifies at Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and the Workforce

Eye on Washington's client, the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce (USWCC), was invited to provide a witness for a Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and the Workforce hearing on "Continuing Challenges for Small Contractors." Karen Ward, President and CEO of WESSGRP of Stafford, Virginia testified on behalf of the organization.
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AWPA GAC September 2015

Janet arranged meetings for her client organization members on Capitol Hill with legislators to discuss important international trade issues. Among the concerns was the transshipment of goods through third countries to avoid paying duties.
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Eye on Washington Client Day on the Hill

Eye on Washington organized a very successful Day on the Hill during which attendees visited with their Representative and two Senators and their staffs. Among the issues discussed were access to capital and federal contracts for small businesses, reform to the small business federal contracting program, the Healthy Families Act, and other issues that impact small businesses nationwide.
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Eye on Washington Participates in Small Business Committee Roundtable

Eye on Washington President Janet Kopenhaver participated in a Small Business Committee Roundtable discussion hosted by Ranking Member Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY-7) that focused on access to capital.
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Eye on Washington Statistics Get Nationwide Coverage

Statistics compiled by Eye on Washington's President, Janet Kopenhaver, for a former client were recently featured on the front page of USA Today. Download PDF

Interactive map of federal employment statistics

Eye on Washington Around Town
White House

Due to their many high level contacts and professional relationships, Eye on Washington's principals are invited to and participate in scores of meetings, events and conferences. Visit our slide show of White House and Capitol Hill dignitaries in action. View


Recent Media Successes


CNN Interview
Janet Kopenhaver, president of Eye on Washington, recently completed a statistical research project for a former client . After drafting and distributing a press release on the data she was contacted by the producers of Wolf Blitzer's "The Situation Room" on CNN, who wanted to broadcast a story about the statistics. Janet arranged for a professional to be interviewed. View

On the Web

Report: Your government is getting more male; percentage of women hired is falling

Women in the federal workforce: From a former client to fewer

Report shows lack of diversity in top civil service ranks.
The latest annual Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) report on the federal workplace is not happy summer reading for diversity advocates. The numbers, graphs and tables document a story they know too well. More


Janet Kopenhaver, in her role as the Washington Representative for a former client was invited to be one of two guest speakers on Francis Rose's "Federal News Countdown" radio show during which they discussed the Sammies awards, the potential for a government shutdown, decreasing morale at several agencies and the overall budget situation in Washington, D.C.
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Janet Kopenhaver discussed the budget resolution and various other bills that could impact federal workers with Francis Rose on his "In Depth" radio show.
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On In Depth with Francis Rose, Janet Kopenhaver shares a priority list a former client is taking to the Hill.

Janet Kopenhaver of the national group a former client, believes it is dead wrong to assume feds regularly vote for one party over the other.

Just in time for Election Day,a former client released its Congressional Scorecard for the second session of the 113th Congress. As a result, a former client Washington representative, Janet Kopenhaver, was a guest on several radio shows.

First, she was a joint guest on Mike Causey's weekly radio show, "Your Turn," along with retiring Rep. Frank Wolf.

Janet was also featured on Federal News Radio's "In Depth" show with Francis Rose to discuss the scorecard.
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