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.

33 articles by Matthew B. Keelen:

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The 111th Congress: An Active Legislative Climate

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

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Congressional Update

Congressional Update

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

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A Look at Healthcare

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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Opposition to H.R. 3200

Opposition to H.R. 3200

While the intent to provide health insurance access to all Americans is laudable, there remain a number of concerns to the legislation as drafted. Full story

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Legislative Conference Creates Momentum

Legislative Conference Creates Momentum

The Keelen Group, has been working on the 3% withholding legislation and life-cycle costing in the MilCon appropriations bill. Full story

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MCAA Legislative Committee Update

MCAA Legislative Committee Update

During the MCAA Convention, the MCAA Legislative Committee heard from our governmental affairs team about a number of pressing issues that Congress may consider this year. Full story

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2008 Election Re-cap and 2009 Early Preview

2008 Election Re-cap and 2009 Early Preview

Now that the 2008 elections have concluded, it is time to analyze the results and finalize strategic advocacy plans for the next Congress. Full story

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The Time For McCain to Make History is Now

The Time For McCain to Make History is Now

In order to pump excitement into his ticket to rival Obama's, John McCain should put one of the many qualified Republican women on the ticket. Full story

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From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love

This week has had some unexpected events that may influence the Presidential election. The first and so far most talked about is the Russian invasion of Georgia. Full story

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Thoughts on Obama's Veep Choices

Thoughts on Obama's Veep Choices

As a follow up to my previous post on my picks for John McCain’s running mate, here are my thoughts on the contenders on the Democratic side. Full story

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McCain's VP Choice and Sketch of Presidential Race after Obama's World Tour

McCain's VP Choice and Sketch of Presidential Race after Obama's World Tour

This week speculation has been rampant on Senator McCain's Vice Presidential pick. The selection has boiled down to just a few likely choices and some long shots. Full story

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What America Needs Now is More Ben Nelsons

What America Needs Now is More Ben Nelsons

The last few weeks have seen a flurry of bipartisan activity, giving this cynic a reason to hope that the era of hyper partisanship could be in its twilight hours. Full story

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Legislative Alert: E-Verify Executive Order

Legislative Alert: E-Verify Executive Order

Recently, President Bush issued an Executive Order requiring all Federal contractors to use the E-verify employment verification system upon entering into a contract with the federal government. Full story



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