Government Affairs

Today, more than ever, it is necessary to have strong relationships at the state and federal levels. We continuously monitor for potential changes in policy, regulations, and the law to keep you in compliance. Our team is well-equipped to provide guidance and representation throughout the complexity of government. Building upon strong relationships with elected officials, policy makers, regulators, and key groups, we can be influential advocates for your interests. Full spectrum government affairs includes the following services, tailored to your specific needs:

Legislative Lobbying

We work with the Governor and members of the Oklahoma Legislature prior to, during, and after legislative sessions for our clients. CSS provides a full-time presence at the Capitol during the February to May legislative session and works on your behalf to educate members and their staffs on legislation and issues impacting you. Each year thousands of bills are filed. We carefully review and identify those that impact your interests and work to improve and advocate on your behalf. CSS works throughout the interim to lay the groundwork for a successful session.

executive Lobbying

Oklahoma has over 400 agencies, boards, and commissions that regulate and license various professions and industries. CSS brings firsthand experience working with agencies on development and implementation of administrative rules and actions. Working directly with agencies can reduce your need to relying on the legislature and accomplish your goals effectively. Not only does CSS monitor proceedings at any state agency that could impact you, we also work on helping you achieve compliance with regulators. With strong connections throughout the executive branch, CSS is ready to represent your interests before agencies, boards, and commissions.

Political intelligence and strategy

Information that impacts your interests is vital to your success. CSS continuously monitors information sources, relays important details directly to you, and advises what actions to take. Working with you, we can develop specific strategies to accomplish your goals. This includes providing strategic guidance and counsel on the matters that impact you. Our team works on your behalf and at your direction to identify options and recommendations on how to move forward with a successful strategy.

Legislative and regulatory tracking

CSS continuously monitors legislative, executive, and regulatory matters that can impact you. We provide timely details on new amendments and changes as they occur. Keeping you updated not only keeps you focused on what matters, but also saves you time.

Long standing relationships with key officials and stakeholders

Getting connected with the right people can make advocating for your issues much easier. CSS has developed strong relationships with key individuals both in and out of government. We can assist in identify relevant parties to approach and how best to communicate your interests to them.

Securing appointments

Thousands of influential appointments exist throughout the executive branch. Many of these positions establish the rules and regulations that impact your business and operations. CSS can help identify openings on these boards and commissions and work with the appointing authority to get the right people in these roles. By representing you before the Governor’s Office and the State Senate we can help secure confirmations or defeat nominations on your behalf.