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Anthony M. DeMaio

Director of Government Relations

AMDeMaio@mlstrategies.com

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Anthony is based in our Washington, DC office and is a Director of Government Relations of ML Strategies. He provides political insight, legislative strategy, and messaging help for clients from various industries and sectors.

Anthony has over a decade of experience working with Congress, executive agencies, and the media to accomplish policy objectives. During his time in Washington, Anthony has represented companies, non-profits organizations, coalitions, and labor unions from most major sectors of the economy, including health care, transportation, technology, higher education, travel, food and beverage, and defense. He draws on this diverse experience to help ML Strategies' clients advance their policy and funding objectives. Anthony also represents clients under congressional investigation, helping prepare testimony and manage media relations surrounding oversight hearings.

Prior to joining ML Strategies, Anthony served in government affairs and public relations roles at firms in Washington and Boston. He is active in Democratic politics, particularly in his home state of Massachusetts. Anthony also serves on the board of the Massachusetts Society of Washington, DC.

Education

  • Boston College (BA)

Involvement

  • Board Member, Massachusetts Society of Washington, DC

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Since the Democrats reclaimed control of the House of Representatives in 2018, barrels of ink have been spilled on the topic of “congressionally-directed spending”. Better known as earmarks, this funding mechanism allows Members of Congress to send money directly to projects identified in their districts, largely bypassing the federal bureaucracy and its protracted grant application process. For more than a decade, the Congress has banned the practice of including congressionally-directed funding in spending bills. Now, Democrats in control of both chambers and the White House are poised to bring earmarks back. On March 17th, House Republicans voted to reverse the GOP Conference’s ten year-old ban on congressionally directed spending, paving the way for Members from both parties to make requests in upcoming spending and infrastructure bills.
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Last week, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions voted 18-4 to advance Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s nomination for labor secretary. The bipartisan approval signals a non-controversial confirmation vote of the full Senate. When that occurs, Secretary-designate Walsh will take over a department that is front and center in the nascent Biden administration. Executing White House priorities including the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing the climate crisis, and reversing certain Trump era actions, will soon be Walsh’s responsibility. His experience in Massachusetts politics gives a sense of how Walsh will approach his new post.
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With Democratic majorities in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, Congress and President Biden’s new administration are working to quickly advance proposals to provide for economic relief as the nation continues to reel from the now nearly one-year pandemic. One area of emerging bipartisan focus is a long-sought measure to address the nation’s crumbling and outdated infrastructure, which could be paired with a required surface transportation reauthorization bill.
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With the presidential transition underway, we now look forward to what the Biden administration will seek to accomplish, particularly in the realm of health care policy.
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Read about the Massachusetts congressional delegation to the 117th Congress, their current and potential committee assignments, and possible policy implications.
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MLS Election Update: Impact on Trade

November 10, 2020| Blog

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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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Congress and President Trump have taken the following actions:
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Federal Response to COVID-19

March 16, 2020| Alert

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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In an article published by The Boston Globe, Director of Government Relations at ML Strategies Anthony DeMaio was quoted in response to the Senate’s recent confirmation of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh as Secretary of the Department of Labor. In addition to pandemic response, Mr. DeMaio emphasized the importance of Walsh working to restore credibility and confidence in the department, particularly in enforcement.

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