Posted @ Friday, July 24, 2015 By Zach Israel
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“Improving state and local communities through work with federal legislation is not only fulfilling but effective. The opportunity to enhance the abilities of local officials and engage with their communities is one of the best parts of TFG."
Rebecca Bliss is a Research Assistant at The Ferguson Group. She assists the firms lobbyists and staff on a variety of grant and research projects. She tracks federal legislation and current bills for critical information, and locates grant opportunities for municipalities and units of local government. Rebecca also attends congressional and industry hearings and briefings composing summaries and memorandums for both clients and staff. Rebecca works on a wide array of issues including water and natural resources, energy, transportation, and state and local development.
Prior to joining The Ferguson Group, Rebecca has experience working in a government relations firm in Washington, DC, where she analyzed and tracked federal legislation as well as researched the impact of federal legislation on local governments. She has also worked on Capitol Hill in the office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and in the White Plains, NY district office of Representative Nita Lowey.
Rebecca received her B.A. in Political Science from American University, focusing on American government and elections.