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Matthew B. Keelen

Matthew B. Keelen, founder and President of the government affairs firm The Keelen Group, is a widely known and highly regarded lobbyist and political strategist with experience building relationships with key figures and a reputation for consistently delivering hard-earned victories. Acknowledged for his innate ability to establish and develop long lasting political relationships, Keelen has dozens of time-tested relationships with Members of Congress, including many who are in positions of considerable influence today. To learn more about The Keelen Group, visit www.keelengroup.com.

30 articles by Matthew B. Keelen:

What’s ahead for 2014
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What’s ahead for 2014

We had a productive and busy year in Washington, D.C., battling onerous regulations, promoting vital legislation, and continuing to raise the profile of the MCAA. Full story

Midyear Meeting rundown
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Midyear Meeting rundown

We discussed extensively in Orlando, one of the biggest issues currently facing our industry is the recently proposed silica exposure rule put forth by OSHA. Full story

A different kind of drone strike
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A different kind of drone strike

In the past decade, much has been said about the use of drone technology, particularly its use in combat. Full story

Obama should pay his fair share
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Obama should pay his fair share

Mr. Obama finds himself in an embarrassing moment, where he is paying a rate just slightly more than the robber barron rate that Governor Romney was criticized for. Full story

Thatcher's legacy should serve as a model for recovery
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Thatcher's legacy should serve as a model for recovery

Last week, the world marked the passage of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Full story

2012 election and legislative update
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2012 election and legislative update

Now that the 2012 general election is behind us we await action from our political leaders on some of our most pressing problems. Full story

First term economic indicators do not look good for Obama’s re-election
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First term economic indicators do not look good for Obama’s re-election

President Obama may have a very tough time convincing Americans that he deserves a second term. Full story

Legislative update
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Legislative update

We won some great battles in 2011, with the help of many MCAA member companies, and the opportunity is there to build on those victories with your continued engagement. Full story

Legislative Committee update
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Legislative Committee update

The MCAA is positioned to build long-term relationships with Members of Congress and to succeed in legislative victories throughout 2012. Full story

Super Committee’s Super Roll
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Super Committee’s Super Roll

Under the Budget Control Act of 2011, Congress created the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, one of the most historically significant Joint Committees ever created. Full story

MCAA Legislative Conference Recap
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MCAA Legislative Conference Recap

We are seeing the fruits of our labors, as we make progress on the military construction/lifecycle costing issue, and Members of Congress are opposing harmful legislation. Full story

Legislative Committee Update
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Legislative Committee Update

Legislative Committee recently met to discuss the wrap-up of the 111th Congress, the changed political dynamic and its impact, and what we can expect from the 112th Congress. Full story

Lame Ducks
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Lame Ducks

Before November’s new Members of Congress officially begin their terms, the 111th Congress was attempting to finish legislation and adjourn for the year. Full story

The 111th Congress’ Last Breath
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The 111th Congress’ Last Breath

With Republican House control, there will be a number of new faces in Congress who will focus on spending reductions, banning earmarks, and repealing parts of enacted policy. Full story

November Is All Politics, 24/7
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November Is All Politics, 24/7

Republicans are predicted to expand their numbers in the House, with many polls showing them capturing the majority, after the final tally is made Nov. 2. Full story

Election Season Upon Us, Unresolved Issues Remain
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Election Season Upon Us, Unresolved Issues Remain

As Congress returns after summer recess for over a month, much of the attention is focused on the upcoming November elections. Full story

MCAA Government Affairs Review/Preview
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MCAA Government Affairs Review/Preview

The legislative review/preview at the 2010 MCAA Convention at World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas gave the MCAA a number of priorities to pursue. Full story

The 111th Congress: An Active Legislative Climate
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The 111th Congress: An Active Legislative Climate

With 2010 being an election year, a flurry of legislation is expected in the first half of the year, and then the political races will take precedence. Full story

Congressional Update
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Congressional Update

Throughout the month of August, Congressional members hosted “town hall” events to discuss the pending healthcare legislation. Full story

A Look at Healthcare
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A Look at Healthcare

H.R. 3200 currently stands at 1,080 pages, before the relevant committees begin their mark-ups. So what does the bill mean for the businesses of the MCAA? Full story



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