Cartwright & Associates has been successful on behalf of our clients in obtaining congressional appropriations, special federal legislative language and funding for the implementation of statewide programs.  Some examples of our achievements include:
  • Reauthorization of EB5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Pilot Program – 2012, 2009, 2003, 2002, 2000.


  • RESTORE Act – Legislative language mandating funding for oceanographic research, monitoring and restoration in legislation authorizing spending of $20 billion in fines from the Deep-water Horizons spill.


  • Commerce/ NOAA - Continued funding for National Coral Reef Institute in FY 11, 12 and 13.


  • $15 million federal stimulus grant to construct a new Coral Reef Research Center of Excellence.


  • $2.2 million in FY2010 Appropriations for Coral Reef Research Institutes and language directing inclusion in future budget requests.  Continued funding in FY 11, FY 12 and FY 13.

  • Reauthorization of EB5 Immigrant Investor program in FY 2010 Omnibus Appropriations Act.


  • $2 million FY 2010 University earmark to support Joint US Navy oceanographic research.


  • $250,000 FY 2009 and FY 2010 Medical School earmarks to support bio-medical research.


  • Securing legislative language providing a special exemption from federal environmental legislation that would force the closure of a $300 million mining and processing facility.


  • $100 million in energy tax credits to support high blends of ethanol fuel on behalf of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition.


  • $8 million included in FY 07 House Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for Ethanol Fueling Infrastructure.


  • $2 million included in FY 07 appropriations for University facilities and research.


  • Increasing the President’s budget request for the clean up of the Paducah nuclear processing facility from $37 to $78 million a year.


  • Including language in the Empowerment Zones legislation creating a special category for bi-state zones resulting in a $250 million federal grant for our client.


  • Securing federal appropriations earmarks for $5 million for an inner city hospital through VA, HUD and Independent, Agencies and Commerce Department appropriations.


  • Securing legislative language in the Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill to earmark funds for a bi-state mental health demonstration project.


  • Obtaining $12 million for Camden, New Jersey parking and transportation facilities through the U. S. Department of Transportation.


  • Earmarking $1.5 Million to construct a new hospital trauma center heliport in federal transportation appropriations.


  • Earmarking $1.5 million for the construction of an African American Museum in federal transportation legislation.


  •  Maintaining annual appropriations earmarks totaling over $10 million through the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration for an oceanographic research institute.


  • Securing $1 million in construction funding to support a Theater renovation project through Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary Appropriations legislation. 


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