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What’s next for Build Back Better?


You’ve likely heard rumblings about a renewed effort to pass a signature element of President Biden’s economic agenda, the Build Back Better plan.

Getting to Know Woodberry: Elizabeth Simpson


Many people face struggles that never make headlines.  But as Woodberry Associates’ Elizabeth Simpson knows, that doesn’t mean their challenges aren’t important.

Demonstrating Need


With earmarks newly reinstated, members of Congress can now direct small pockets of federal spending to projects and priorities in their home state. 

A Good Story


If you want to change a policy or pass a law, have a good story. In advocacy, that advice is universal.

Getting to Know Woodberry: Derek Flowers


State-based advocacy can take you to places near and far. For Derek Flowers, that has meant visiting 48 out of 50 states for everything from bus tours and motorcycle rallies to zoo outings and bowling nights. He’s eaten apple pie across Iowa and sampled muktuk in Alaska.

Scanning the Horizon


Like a radar scanning the horizon for incoming threats, monitoring activity in Congress and federal agencies can strengthen, even save, a company.

The Sound of Missed Opportunity


We all know about the proverbial tree in the forest.  It fell, but nobody heard it. So, did it make a sound? 

Ask and you Shall Receive


Are earmarks, the newly reinstated member-directed spending initiatives, working? August’s Congressional recess is a good time to ask – and to reflect on where the appropriations process stands.