Michael J. Falencki

Michael J. Falencki is the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of policy for The Keelen Group, a government relations/lobbying, consulting and strategic services practice in Washington, D.C. Michael spent more than four years working on Capitol Hill and has spearheaded policy, legislative, and communications strategies for a host of clients, including the Mason Contractors Association of America, AT&T, The Society of the Plastics Industry and Archer Daniels Midland. To learn more about The Keelen Group, visit www.keelengroup.com.

14 articles by Michael J. Falencki:

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MCAA Legislative Conference Recap

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

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Legislative Committee Update

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

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Lame Ducks

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

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The 111th Congress’ Last Breath

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

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November Is All Politics, 24/7

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

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Election Season Upon Us, Unresolved Issues Remain

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

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MCAA Government Affairs Review/Preview

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

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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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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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What Happened... Part I

What Happened... Part I

On Monday, September 29, 2008, the House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 3997, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, by a margin of 205-228. Full story