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R. Neal Martin

ML Strategies - Director, Government Relations

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With 18 years of experience, Neal is a Director of Government Relations at ML Strategies. With more than 10 years’ experience in government and government relations, he focuses on issues related to transportation and infrastructure, clean energy, trade, and federal appropriations. Working with a client portfolio made up of nonprofits, clean energy start-ups, and large companies, Neal’s efforts have focused on increasing client visibility and influence with decision makers at the congressional and federal agency level, and providing strategic advice on public policy and federal funding opportunities.

Prior to joining ML Strategies, Neal served as a legislative assistant to then US Sen. Max Cleland, where he was responsible for numerous issues including appropriations, the environment, natural resources, international relations, trade, historic preservation, and smart growth.

Education

  • University of Georgia (BA)

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After what felt like one of the longest election seasons in history, Washington is preparing to welcome the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Meanwhile, Capitol Hill adjusts to a dramatic shift in power as Democrats achieved an election night stunner by winning both Senate run-off elections in Georgia on January 5, sending Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to Washington and giving Democrats a 50-seat majority with the new incoming vice president casting any tie votes. In the House of Representatives, Republicans narrowed the Democrats’ majority in November but are still in the minority and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been reelected to serve as Speaker of the House.
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Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates – January 2021

January 4, 2021 | Article | By R. Neal Martin

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ML Strategies Lame Duck Update: Trade and China Tariffs

December 8, 2020 | Blog | By R. Neal Martin

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Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates – December 2020

November 25, 2020 | Article | By R. Neal Martin

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MLS Election Update: Impact on Trade

November 10, 2020 | Blog | By R. Neal Martin, Robert Kidwell, Alexander Hecht, Anthony DeMaio

Read about the post-election impact on international trade matters and the incoming administration's influence on the Committee on Foreign Investments in the U.S. (CFIUS).
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MLS Election Update: Clean Tech, Energy & Environment

November 9, 2020 | Blog | By R. Neal Martin

Read about how the administration of President-Elect Joe Biden could shape clean tech, energy, and environmental policy in a divided government.
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Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates – October 2020

September 28, 2020 | Article | By R. Neal Martin

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Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates – September 2020

August 28, 2020 | Article | By R. Neal Martin

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Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates – August 2020

July 27, 2020 | Article | By R. Neal Martin

Mintz’s August Washington Update covers the U.S. Senate’s hearing on carbon dioxide management technologies and other energy legislation pending in Congress.
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