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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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What You Need to Know: State and Federal Updates Related to COVID-19

April 3, 2020 | Blog | By R. Neal Martin, Taylor Shepherd

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the nation, your team at ML Strategies continues to monitor legislative and regulatory updates at the federal and state level. Each week, ML Strategies will provide weekly updates from Massachusetts and Washington, DC to keep you informed and aware of relief opportunities and guidance for your businesses and companies. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to ML Strategies professionals who are closely monitoring developments as they happen.
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Federal Response to COVID-19

March 16, 2020 | Alert | By Alexander Hecht, Frank C. Guinta, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Aaron Josephson, R. Neal Martin, Anthony DeMaio

Read about the federal government’s response to COVID-19, including $8B in emergency funding and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act pending in the House.
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Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates — March 2020

March 5, 2020 | Article | By R. Neal Martin

Read the latest energy policy updates coming out of the Capitol, including updates on the president’s 2020 fiscal year budget request, new energy legislation, and the recent State of the Union Address.
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Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates — February 2020

February 6, 2020 | Article | By R. Neal Martin

Read about the House Democrats’ $760 billion infrastructure proposal as well as the CLEAN Future Act and other new energy legislation.
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Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates — January 2020

January 9, 2020 | Article | By R. Neal Martin

Read about new energy legislation in Congress, the extension of various federal energy tax provisions, and the swearing in of the new Secretary of Energy.
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Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates — December 2019

December 2, 2019 | Article | By R. Neal Martin

Congress returns to Washington the week of December 2 for a short work period of two weeks, although additional legislative days may be added to the calendar as the House and Senate work to conclude several matters before the end of the year. Items on the agenda include Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations, the annual National Defense Authorization Act, and a potential year-end omnibus legislative package that would include various bills.
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Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates — November 2019

October 31, 2019 | Article | By R. Neal Martin

November opens on Capitol Hill with the Senate in session the first week while the House is in a district work period. Both chambers are in session the weeks of November 11 and November 18, before breaking for the week of Thanksgiving. There are only 16 remaining legislative days in the year where both the House and Senate will be in session at the same time.

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Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates – October 2019

October 2, 2019 | Article | By R. Neal Martin

Read the latest energy policy updates coming out of the Capitol, including updates on National Energy Awareness Month, recent energy bills approved by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and several other new energy bills introduced in Congress during the past month.
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Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates – September 2019

September 20, 2019 | Article | By R. Neal Martin

Read the latest energy policy updates coming out of the Capitol, including updates on temporary tax provisions for energy, upcoming legislative hearings for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Proposed Strategic Energy for America (SEA) Act.
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Infrastructure & Surface Transportation Update | ML Strategies

August 21, 2019 | Alert | By Frank C. Guinta, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Stephen J. Silveira, R. Neal Martin

Read about infrastructure-related bills and measures before Congress, including the surface transportation and Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorizations.
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