Practice Areas

Chambers, Conlon & Hartwell (CC&H) is a Washington, DC based government relations firm that assists private corporations, municipalities, state governments, public agencies, universities, and trade associations in their dealings with the federal government.  With over 30 years of experience, CC&H has built a solid foundation on a strong network of relationships throughout the federal agencies and within both political parties in Congress.

CC&H has the professional expertise and the knowledge necessary to provide clients with effective federal representation.

Practice areas that CC&H specializes in, include:

Transportation, Transit & Railroads
  • Surface transportation reauthorization
  • Transportation infrastructure development, planning and funding
  • Public transit policy and project funding
  • Project delivery efficiency and restructuring
  • Innovative funding sources and strategies
  • Interagency coordination
  • Legislative provisions, drafting and advocacy
  • Regulatory compliance and advice
  • Freight and passenger intermodal facilities
  • Airports & aviation facilities
  • Passenger railroads funding and policy
  • Freight railroads funding and policy
  • Rail equipment and materials supply and services provision
  • Labor union negotiations
  • Industry-specific tax policy development and advocacy
Appropriations, Budget and Creative Funding
  • Federal appropriations advocacy
  • Federal budget analysis
  • Strategic engagement with executive branches
  • Turnkey support for applications for federal grants and loans
Association Management
  • Board and committee development and support
  • Membership services and management
  • Planning and execution of large, complex meetings, tradeshows & other events
  • Accounting, financial and resource management
  • Government affairs and policy support with Congress and Administration agencies
  • Political action committee (PAC) management
  • Strategic planning support
  • Testimony preparation and representation on federal bodies
  • Public affairs, communications, website and social media management
  • Full-service, turnkey management services
Water Resources, Ports & Harbors
  • Water infrastructure planning and funding
  • Harbors and port development
  • Maintenance and dredging funding
  • Army Corps of Engineers permitting
  • Storm water, drinking water and wastewater policy
Economic Development
  • Federal economic development and infrastructure policy and funding

  • Waterfront redevelopment policy and funding

  • Rural economic development policy and funding

  • Sustainable development incentives

  • Environmental review and permitting policies

All staff members of CC&H have extraordinary academic credentials and most have experience working on Capitol Hill prior to joining the firm.

  • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of the Interior
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of State
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Housing Administration
  • Federal Railroad Administration
  • Federal Transit Administration
  • Maritime Administration
  • National Endowment of the Arts
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • US House of Representatives
  • US Senate
  • White House Office