is one of Washington’s premier lobbying firms, providing a full array of government relations consulting services to our non-profit, for-profit and municipal clients. While our capabilities in Washington are broad, we specialize in pursuing and securing federal funding for universities, colleges, hospitals, state and local governments, small businesses, corporations and non-profit organizations through the annual spending bills that fund the agencies of the federal government, as well as through federal agency grant processes.
Founded in January 2001, The National Group brought together a bi-partisan group of government relations professionals with extensive experience, exceptional contacts and an unsurpassed depth and breadth of understanding of how things get done in Washington.
Our clients will attest to the effort we put forth and accomplishments we achieve on their behalf. That is why we have represented some of them for 10, 15 or even as many as 33 years.
Over the past 17 years, The National Group has established itself as one of the most effective and successful lobbying firms in Washington. In its first year in existence, The National Group was recognized as a 'lobbying firm to watch' by, Influence On-Line, an important Washington-based lobbying industry journal. Since then, the firm's work has been highlighted in Congressional Quarterly, Roll Call, The Hill and various other respected industry publications and major newspapers.
The National Group seeks to provide clients with the most effective lobbying representation available in Washington by offering the services of an extraordinarily capable group of seasoned lobbying professionals at the most competitive rates. We place a premium on developing long-term relationships with our clients.
The National Group was founded on the principle that the best client service is provided by a medium-sized firm where the Partners manage the effort every step of the way and are able to give each client 100% of the time and attention they demand and deserve.
When you hire The National Group, you are hiring the firm as a whole – the considerable collective experience and expertise of the various partners and 'of-counsel' individuals associated with the firm. We will designate a Leader who will direct a primary team of National Group Partners tailored to provide the service you need, but all members of our firm will be available to assist you, as needed.
One major difference between us and our competitors is that our Partners tend to all of the details, large and small. At no time will you be handed off to a less experienced, junior associate. This includes arranging and attending all meetings, drafting and editing all project documents and correspondence, providing briefing materials and talking points, and staying in constant communication with Members of Congress, Administration officials and their staffs to keep your needs on their respective radar screens.
We know how important it is to stay in constant touch with you, especially at the most critical points of the process. This ensures that there are no surprises and that no necessary tasks fall through the cracks. To ensure this, our team will have regularly scheduled calls with you and will be available for consulting 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. In addition, our team will make regular progress reports to you in whatever form and at whatever time intervals you desire.
The National Group strictly adheres to all federal and Congressional ethics rules regulations and codes of conduct in pursuit of our clients’ goals, at all times. We are registered with the United States Senate and House of Representatives pursuant to applicable federal lobbying laws and regulations and keep our clients informed of their responsibilities under the same.