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Headquartered in Washington, D.C., The Ferguson Group L.L.C. specializes in representing local governments before Congress and the Administration. We pride ourselves on our ability to serve public sector clients of all sizes, enabling us to remain among the top independent lobbying firms in Washington. We specialize in securing policy and regulatory changes, federal funding, grants, and authorizations for cities, counties, towns, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, private companies, and national associations.  We play a leadership role in helping both the Administration and Congress understand how changes in Washington affect local agencies so our clients can build stronger communities for this generation and the next.

For more than 30 years, TFG has been the preeminent provider of federal advocacy services to public agencies and private companies seeking to advance or protect their interests in Washington, D.C.’s complex legislative and regulatory arenas.

Our depth of expertise, commitment and effectiveness are reflected in a proven track record of delivering measurable results for our clients in federal funding, authorizations, policy, and regulatory decision-making processes. Our knowledge of both Congress and the Administration provides our clients with a unique strategic advantage that puts them in the best position for success. TFG clients do not just participate in the federal process ... they lead and shape federal policies and funding opportunities in ways that consistently make a significant difference to those in the communities they serve.

Advocacy

We teach our clients to be their own best advocates by helping them develop and deliver the right message to the right people at the right time.

Consulting

Our work on projects and issues starts from the ground up and includes strategic planning, environmental, and administrative consulting services.

Federal Funding

TFG helps our clients in every aspect of securing federal funding, from the budget process to project authorization and final appropriation.

Grants

TFG grant specialists help communities identify grants, draft and review grant applications, and secure political and community support .

Legislative

TFG clients help shape and influence major federal legislation to create opportunities and defend against potential threats in order to strengthen their communities.

Regulatory

We help our clients stay informed and engaged in federal administrative regulatory policy decisions that impact local governments.

About Us

Learn more about TFG's history and unique approach to representing local communities in Washington, D.C.

Meet Us

TFG's staff is made up of individuals with decades of experience working on and off Capitol Hill on behalf of local governments.

NEWS AND ALERTS

Press Release: The Ferguson Group Hires Energy and Public Power Expert, Lori J. Pickford

By Kristi More | January 11

The Ferguson Group is proud to announce that energy expert Lori J. Pickford has joined TFG as a Principal.

Press Release: The Ferguson Group Announces Staff Changes

By Kristi More | September 14

The Ferguson Group is pleased to announce that Mark Limbaugh will serve the firm as President and Aindriu Colgan has joined the TFG team. 

Loudoun Supervisors Approve Federal Agenda

By Renns Greene of Loudoun Now

| July 13

The Loudoun County, VA Board of Supervisors approved its federal agenda for the upcoming year and sets priorities for federal legislative, regulatory, and grant priorities.

TFG BLOG

After months of trading punches Director Mick Mulvaney of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin released a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that creates a new framework for writing, reviewing, and implementing tax regulations.  In short, the MOA requires OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to review major tax regulations—just as it does major rulemakings from any other executive branch agency.  This is a fundamental change from a 1983 agreement, under which Treasury had hitherto operated, that exempted most tax regulations from review.

W&M Reports Suite of IRS Reform Bills

Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018
By Aindriu Colgan | 0 Comments

On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee marked up and unanimously reported 12 bills to reform the IRS. The bipartisan packaged was sponsored by Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Ranking Member John Lewis (D-GA) and is designed to modernize the IRS and improve customer service. The package requires the IRS to send Congress by September 30, 2020 a comprehensive written plan for reorganizing the agency, including priorities laid out by lawmakers.
The IRS ruled that taxpayers who prepaid their 2018 property taxes may still be able to deduct the entire amount from their 2017 federal taxes without regard to the $10,000 limit imposed by the Tax Cut and Jobs Act.