Carmen Group specializes in the kind of well-planned professional advocacy that is designed for one purpose: to achieve results. We approach every legislative, funding, regulatory and policy challenge with strict attention to detail, and with full understanding of what it will take to win. We thoroughly research all relevant issues, determine the most promising paths to success, and work closely with our clients to clearly define victory at the beginning of any project. We give expert strategic advice, based on years of experience. We develop comprehensive tactical plans, identifying key decision-makers, while spelling out the best ways to reach them. We build and maintain effective advocacy coalitions and help orchestrate grass-roots efforts. We prepare quality marketing materials and oral presentations that make persuasive impacts. Our approach is quietly relentless in that we are adept at adjusting strategies and tactics to meet unforeseen changes in the political or legislative environment.
Our professionals are trained to make maximum use of all of the formidable resources of Carmen Group, including the access and expertise that can be provided through all the members of the firm’s outstanding staff, many of whom have served extensively in government and the political arena for many years, and know how to get things done in Washington. When required, we intensify our efforts at those critical moments in the process when it is most necessary. We execute this entire process with business discipline and accountability, never losing sight of client objectives.
We recognize the importance our clients give to return-on-investment considerations. We recognize that we don’t succeed unless our clients achieve their goals. We are fully committed to winning. We do not rest until we can say, “mission accomplished.”
Carmen Group’s Transportation Practice has helped numerous clients accomplish important goals at the federal level. These have included the following:
- Securing millions of dollars in authorizations and appropriations
- Inserting policy provisions in both authorization and appropriations bills
- Winning both legislative and administrative remedies to regulatory problems
- Blocking legislative provisions and administrative initiatives harmful to client interests
- Influencing decision-making by federal agency officials and Members of Congress