Government Relations

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Firm Philosophy

Our core lobbying strategies are driven by the value at stake from federal legislative & regulatory actions. 


In Washington, D.C. change is the only constant.  Since 2000 political party control of the Executive Branch of government has changed three times, creating dramatic shifts in federal policy. Political party control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives has also changed at least three times. Elections matter!  And, with each change of power multiple opportunities are created.  So are potential threats.


Today’s value placed on legislative and regulatory action, or inaction, can reach as high as 30 percent of earnings for most companies according to some studies. For highly regulated sectors, the impact on earnings is greater. With as much as one-third of earnings at stake, it is imperative  that you engage in building government relations. 


Advocacy in Washington is also changing.  At Cansler Consulting, we use new technologies and data to help us focus on advocacy strategies that improve our client's return on investment.  But before your company executes an advocacy plan, it is important to note: formulating policies is a gradual process, usually progressing in small steps. The processes of re-evaluating federal public policy requires time and this is the main reason that consistency and stability in a government relations advocacy plan is critical.


Effective advocacy is strongly linked to relationships and a measured persistence in advocating your issue(s), not just for one, or two sessions of Congress, but on an ongoing basis. Companies oftentimes find themselves scrambling to respond to a regulatory compliance issue, a government program funding matter or harmful legislative initiative. Cansler Consulting helps clients execute a stable and focused Advocacy Plan that best position them to make timely decisions that capitalize on opportunities and/or reduce or eliminate downside risks of government policies.


Core lobbying strategies driven by the value at stake. Find out more by clicking here.
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Government Relations

Talented, professional people make up our government. Whether they are working inside a federal agency, in the halls of Congress, or at the  White House, these professionals care about how public policy  impacts your business or members of your organization. Building trusted  relationships with people in government is the heart of government  relations. 


At Cansler Consulting, our decades of knowledge and  experience will help you in building trusted relationships with government officials responsible for issues including:

  •  annual appropriations and budget,
  • agriculture, 
  • economic development,
  • food safety,
  • infrastructure,  
  • international trade, and
  • transportation.

We tailor professional Advocacy Plans for each client that address their specific needs.  Components of  our Advocacy Plans include: 

  • Research Facts/Data,
  •  Identifying key Members of Congress & respective congressional districts,
  • Assessing politics of the district,
  • Message Development/Delivery, 
  • Press opportunities,
  • Social media, 
  • Developing coalitions, and
  • Mobilizing grassroots.

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Federal Regulations

Are you concerned about the regulatory and government compliance rules for your industry? According to the Office of the Federal Register the hundreds of federal departments, agencies and commissions issue between 2,500 and 4,500 federal regulations each year.  The Congressional Review Act  mandates federal agencies to send final rules to Congress prior to the rule taking effect.  It also categorizes regulations as “major,” “economically  significant,” or “significant.” A regulation impacting the economy by $100 million, or over is considered a "major rule."  


It is estimated that each year government regulations globally can impact industries by trillions of dollars. We can help develop an effective strategy for engaging government and lessening the impacts on your business and ensure you are in compliance with federal regulations. 

About the founder

Tim Cansler, Founder & Chief Strategist

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Growing up on the outskirts of a small town in rural America taught me many fundamentals that I try each day to maintain in this ever-changing business world. Those fundamentals are: 

Value of hard work, 

Respect others and their opinions, and 

Be willing to adapt to innovative ideas. 


I learned early in life how the federal government can have both positive and negative impacts on families and businesses.  That's why I firmly believe in the 1st Amendment of the Constitution establishing the right of people to petition their government.  


Today there are studies that estimate legislative and regulatory action, or inaction, can reach as high as 30 percent of earnings for most companies.  With as much as one-third of  earnings at stake, it is important to make your positions known to lawmakers and regulatory officials.   


At Cansler Consulting, we focus on building partnerships and providing accurate information to lawmakers and regulatory officials so they can make informed policy decisions.