Established in 2008, McConnell Valdés’ Washington office is located just blocks away from the White House, the U.S. Congress, and most Federal Agencies. Since its opening, McConnell Valdés has represented municipal governments, state government agencies, companies, associations and universities across Puerto Rico, the U.S. mainland, and abroad.
The office provides a broad range of lobbying services, including monitoring of legislative and regulatory activity, analyzing legislative proposals, preparing position papers to be submitted to legislative committees or administrative agencies, developing and implementing overall legislative and political strategies to promote approval of favorable legislation or regulations, including drafting of proposed legislation or regulations, and lobbying to defeat unfavorable bills or rules.
Our clients have included several Hispanic serving Institutions, as well as non-for-profit and proprietary universities. We have worked extensively on issues such as the most recent Higher Education Act and Workforce Investment Act reauthorizations, Pell Grants, the federally subsidized student loans interest fix, program integrity rules, and the 90/10 rule for proprietary institutions of higher learning, among others.
We are our client’s “eyes and ears” in Washington, providing timely and relevant information about potential or impending government action, and working with our clients to develop the proactive and/or protective strategies needed to take advantage of opportunities. Some our representative work can be accessed here.
What We Do
- Comprehensive Grant/Proposal Management
- General Federal Government Relations and Lobbying
- Health Care
- Higher Education Advocacy
- International Government Relations
- Issue/Opportunity Monitoring and Management
- Municipal Representation