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Anthony M. DeMaio

Senior Director of Government Relations

AMDeMaio@mlstrategies.com

+1.202.434.7386

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Anthony is a Senior Director on ML Strategies’ federal advocacy team in Washington, DC. He works with clients to develop and implement effective messaging and legislative strategy. Anthony helps clients navigate the Congress and administration in pursuit of policy objectives and federal funding, as well as through congressional inquiries.

For well over a decade, Anthony has been working with Congress, the bureaucracy, and the media to advance client interests. He has represented major multi-national corporations, start-ups, non-profit organizations, industry coalitions, and labor unions from most major sectors of the economy. Anthony works extensively in health care, both reimbursement and regulation. He also represents clients in transportation, infrastructure, defense, technology, and manufacturing on issues including taxation, trade, and federal appropriations.

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.

Education

  • Boston College (BA)

Involvement

  • Board Member, Massachusetts Society of Washington, DC

Recent Insights

News & Press

Events

Viewpoints

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Read about the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee’s proposed tax legislation intended to partially fund the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act to fund Democratic priorities.
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The second half of 2021 will be a busy stretch for Congress. In addition to the typical must-pass legislation, Democrats controlling both chambers and the White House are committed to several big spending bills, too. This preview is a rundown of these bills, what’s included in them, and how we can expect them to play out.
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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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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).

News & Press

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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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ML Strategies, LLC, a wholly-owned consulting subsidiary of Mintz, today announced that Anthony DeMaio has joined the Washington, DC office as Director of Government Relations. He provides political insight, legislative strategy, and messaging help for clients from various industries and sectors. 

Events

May
5
2021

Health Care Policy: Hot Topics in 2021

Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation (WBL)

Online Event

Feb
18
2021

FDA in 2021: A Look Ahead

Mintz + ML Strategies

Webinar

Oct
27
2020