McKeon Group

McKeon Group McKeon Group is a consulting firm that provides strategic analysis, public relations, advocacy and comprehensive government relations for their clients
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McKeon Group possesses over 70 years of combined experience working in Congress. Our reputation on Capitol Hill instantly commands respect and credibility. Our team is comprised of highly skilled professionals, knowledgeable about the business and intricate aspects of governmental entities – across the federal, state and local levels. We also maintain an extensive record of success in the private sector. Armed with a solutions-oriented approach, our overarching goal is to provide responsible and reliable services with proven results. In this severely complex realm, results are only achieved through a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of the legislative process. McKeon Group possesses over 70 years of combined experience working in Congress – indeed we know every facet involved with enacting legislation. Whether statutory law, committee report language or shaping the regulatory process, our team’s proficiency is borne out of an immersion in the legislative process. Our experience is anchored by having a former Chairman and chief of staff for two key Committees on our roster – a key figure with an accomplished record of enacting major legislative initiatives. Our clients enjoy superior service, made possible by our simple, yet effective approach: a focus on hard work and distinctive creativity. Our flexibility and responsiveness, complemented by our high level of expertise, position us as an invaluable asset to every client. Although we are a newly launched firm, our experience in Congress and the private sector demonstrates our ability to achieve major client objectives. Our reputation on Capitol Hill instantly commands respect, and the credibility associated with McKeon is unmatched in the industry. McKeon Group is also proud to be involved with the Reagan National Defense Forum, a bi-partisan national policy forum where leaders and key stakeholders in the defense community address the health of our national defense. As co-founders and organizers of this annual event, held at the Reagan Presidential Library, we’ve created a unique meeting of our country’s most influential minds. This summit is a convergence of the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Service Chiefs, CEO’s of major defense companies, congressional leaders, television and print media, and think tank leaders. This elite initiative illustrates the breadth of contacts our firm can bring to the table – a critical factor for our clients. Our relationships with Capitol Hill, the Administration, and the entire governmental landscape is widespread, providing our clients a chance to state their case to key decision makers, both Republican and Democrat. In our political atmosphere, it’s essential to identify key targets and frame the manner of argument that will deliver results. McKeon Group is specifically designed to achieve these outcomes. While our core strengths reside in the areas of Defense, Education and Workforce issues, we are adept at navigating the legislative process, well equipped with providing clients strategic advice on a host of issues that cover multi-committees in Congress. Additionally, McKeon Group has a keen understanding of how to execute a broad public relations effort that can propel a campaign toward victory. We recognize that messaging must not only entail direct contact with key decision makers, but must also be accomplished through targeted media efforts that help influence outcomes.

Mission: Armed with a solutions-oriented approach, our over arching goal is to provide responsible and reliable services with proven results. McKeon Group works in intense collaboration with clients to address complex issues and craft creative solutions amid federal, state, and local government environments. We are a consulting and lobbying firm with an unequaled proficiency of creating a presence on Capitol Hill. McKeon Group adeptly crafts and implements messaging strategies, and raises the profile of a client’s initiative by getting it in front of key, influential figures. We comprehensively understand the process of a legislative bill – from start to finish – and we have existing, enduring bipartisan relationships throughout the government. And although our abilities span many segments, our specialties lie within the defense and education/workforce arenas. This strength is derived from the in-depth experience of Chairman Buck McKeon, who, having served as Chairman of both the House Armed Services Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee, maintains an accomplished record of enacting major legislative initiatives. The Chairman leads our charge, connecting clients with significant governmental players.

Operating as usual

During my lifetime, there have been many stories shared in our family about the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 that ravish...
04/21/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

During my lifetime, there have been many stories shared in our family about the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 that ravished the world for two years.

There exists a misconception that Spain was affected by the H1N1 flu in 1918 disproportionately, but those of us that study history will recall that the Great War was ravaging Europe at the time, Spain remained neutral in the conflict. As a neutral country, the Spanish Press was able to report on the global pandemic with fewer restrictions than their war-torn neighbors. The Spanish news dominated the global headlines with regards to the pandemic, and the name unfortunately stuck till today. It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.

It has really hit home to me seeing as we are dealing with the COVID—19 Pandemic.

My grandparents lived in the small town of Milford, Utah which is about two hundred miles southwest of Salt Lake City. My grandparents had several children. My uncle Burt, who was the fourth son to my grandparents right after my father, died of Spanish Flu in the winter at age four. The family was devastated, particularly my grandmother who was sick herself. Yet, putting aside their personal tragedy, my grandfather and his eldest, my uncle Jack, would go to each neighbor and offer to bring milk and groceries and help in whatever way they could.

I am reminded of that story when I see the news now; that even though some of us have suffered insurmountable pain there too have been so many wonderful things that Americans have done to help their friends, family and neighbors and I am hopeful and optimistic that we will get through this together.

The pandemic has caused us to experience very uncertain and tumultuous economic times. The House and Senate have passed the CARES Act, President Trump has signed it into law. Direct payments to everyday Americans have commenced and economic relief for businesses both large and small are being implemented.

To our clients and prospective clients: the McKeon Group will help them to be a part of this recovery in any way we can. We will bounce back and we will get back to the amazing economy that we were experiencing before this tragedy struck.

Our resilience and resolve as Americans are resolute.

I hope that all of you that are reading this will be continued to be blessed with good health. We will survive this, the economy will survive this, and we will be able to move forward and enjoy what we had before this thing hit us and I want you to know that we, the McKeon Group, are here to help in any way we can.

Remember to stay at home as long as your told to do so, wash your hands, don’t touch your face and follow the expert’s guidelines.

You can find more information on COVID-19 in the link below.

All the best,

Howard P. "Buck" McKeon

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Concerned. Cautious. Worried. More than half of Americans reported feeling these emotions in late March 2020 as #COVID19...
04/06/2020
Public Viewpoint: | Strada Education Network

Concerned. Cautious. Worried. More than half of Americans reported feeling these emotions in late March 2020 as #COVID19 spread across the nation.

See more here:

Concerned. Cautious. Worried. More than half of Americans reported feeling these emotions in late March 2020 as COVID-19 spread across the nation. To track the impact of this crisis on Americans’

ICYMI: This past weekend, the McKeon Group team attended the Reagan Defense Forum hosted by the Reagan Institute at the ...
12/09/2019

ICYMI: This past weekend, the McKeon Group team attended the Reagan Defense Forum hosted by the Reagan Institute at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in #CA25

"The caprine contractors included Vincent van Goat, Selena Goatmez and Goatzart. They helped save exhibits including an ...
11/01/2019
Goats help save Ronald Reagan Library from fire

"The caprine contractors included Vincent van Goat, Selena Goatmez and Goatzart. They helped save exhibits including an Air Force One jet and a piece of the Berlin Wall."

The 500 goats - including Vincent van Goat and Selena Goatmez - ate the flammable scrub nearby.

To keep America safe, does the Federal Bureau of Investigation really need almost unfettered access to Americans’ health...
10/28/2019
Opinion | The Patriot Act Goes Too Far

To keep America safe, does the Federal Bureau of Investigation really need almost unfettered access to Americans’ health records, DNA test results, and even private conversations overheard by digital assistants like Alexa and Siri?

Read the latest op-ed by Chairman McKeon in The Wall Street Journal

Section 215 needs major reforms to safeguard core American liberties from government overreach.

Elijah Cummings came to Congress the term after I did. We never served on a Committee together, but we had a great relat...
10/17/2019
Rep. Elijah Cummings, Baltimore civil rights advocate and leader in Trump impeachment inquiry, dies

Elijah Cummings came to Congress the term after I did. We never served on a Committee together, but we had a great relationship. I respected his service and the fact that he was a man of great principles. He will be missed by me personally, and his service in the Congress will be missed by his constituents and the nation. I offer my condolences to his family and loved ones.

— Howard P. “Buck” McKeon

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat, has died from complications of longstanding health problems early Thursday morning, his office said.

Sr. VP John Chwat gives an update on the NDAA process and insights on the next steps.
10/15/2019
NDAA October Update

Sr. VP John Chwat gives an update on the NDAA process and insights on the next steps.

Listen to NDAA October Update by McKeon Group #np on #SoundCloud

Meet our interns, Eric and Max!
09/17/2019

Meet our interns, Eric and Max!

Whether you've read this story, or you've never read this story, read it today. #NeverForget
09/11/2019
The Falling Man

Whether you've read this story, or you've never read this story, read it today.

#NeverForget

Do you remember thisphotograph? In the United States, people have taken pains to banish it from therecord of September 11, 2001. The story behind it, though, and the search forthe man pictured in it, are our most intimate connection to the horror of thatday.

We will #neverforget the lives we lost on September 11, 2001, and we honor the service members who courageously answered...
09/11/2019

We will #neverforget the lives we lost on September 11, 2001, and we honor the service members who courageously answered the call to defend our great Nation.

Our Sr. VP John Chwat sat down recently with to discuss the FY20 NDAA. You can listen to it here:
08/30/2019
Sr. VP John Chwat Podcast NDAA

Our Sr. VP John Chwat sat down recently with
to discuss the FY20 NDAA. You can listen to it here:

Listen to Sr. VP John Chwat Podcast NDAA by McKeon Group #np on #SoundCloud

‪A few of our interns attended the 'Not Your Parents' Bus' press conference held yesterday by the Congressional Bus Cauc...
07/19/2019

‪A few of our interns attended the 'Not Your Parents' Bus' press conference held yesterday by the Congressional Bus Caucus and the Bus Coalition ‬

06/12/2019

Lockheed Martin F-35B White House flyover in honor of today’s visit by President Duda of the Republic of Poland

Today is the last day for our interns! Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Here’s to your continued success in ...
05/01/2019

Today is the last day for our interns! Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Here’s to your continued success in your careers!

Chairman McKeon catching up with Fmr. Education Sec. Dr. Rod Paige and James Manning at #RISE2019 The Ronald Reagan Pres...
04/11/2019

Chairman McKeon catching up with Fmr. Education Sec. Dr. Rod Paige and James Manning at #RISE2019

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

Last night, Chairman McKeon spoke at the American Enterprise Institute to a group of college seniors interested in gover...
04/05/2019

Last night, Chairman McKeon spoke at the American Enterprise Institute to a group of college seniors interested in government service about working on Capitol Hill.

Thanks for the endorsement, Mr. President!
03/20/2019

Thanks for the endorsement, Mr. President!

Tune in to America's Newsroom on Fox News at 9:20 AM to hear McKeon Group Senior VP Mike Coffield talk about aviation sa...
03/14/2019

Tune in to America's Newsroom on Fox News at 9:20 AM to hear McKeon Group Senior VP Mike Coffield talk about aviation safety

Christopher Ironroad joins the McKeon Group as Senior Director, after two tours on active duty as a judge advocate in th...
03/11/2019

Christopher Ironroad joins the McKeon Group as Senior Director, after two tours on active duty as a judge advocate in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Navy.

During his time as a JAG, Chris served as the lead attorney to the installation commander of Naval Air Station Pensacola. Chris also served as a primary recruiter for the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Chris was born on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Fort Yates, North Dakota, and he is an enrolled member of the Tribe. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Geography, and earned his J.D., with an Indian law certificate, from the University of North Dakota School of Law. He currently resides in Arlington, VA with his wife, Shalon, and their four children.

The U.S. Navy and USMC have now rated Lockheed Martin’s F-35C  mission ready and combat capable! Here, Chairman McKeon g...
03/01/2019

The U.S. Navy and USMC have now rated Lockheed Martin’s F-35C mission ready and combat capable!

Here, Chairman McKeon got an up close look at the next-generation fighter.

02/22/2019
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northrop Grumman Corporation

#B2Spirit mastered the most comprehensive and complex engineering challenge. The B-2 design team was awarded the Collier Trophy for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America. Or as we like to say, the #oscars of aerospace. #NorthropGrumman #B2flyingsince89 #FlyingWingFriday

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority calculated a savings of more than $46 million over the lifetime of its fleet purel...
02/19/2019
Breakthrough wireless tech charges zero-emissions electric buses FAST. And saves $46k per year over diesel. | Red, Green, and Blue

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority calculated a savings of more than $46 million over the lifetime of its fleet purely as a result of going electric. That nets out to a savings of $46,000 per bus per year, which makes a strong case for converting over to a fully electric fleet by itself.

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority is peeling the plastic off of the first three high-speed wireless bus chargers for its network of zero-emissions buses this week. The three new inductive chargers will operate at 250 kW speeds that will allow its fleet of fully electric BYD buses roaming around....

Happy #PresidentsDay !
02/18/2019

Happy #PresidentsDay !

Chairman McKeon is speaking with Former Congressman, Hon. Earl Pomeroy, at the Osgood Center today. They are addressing ...
01/10/2019

Chairman McKeon is speaking with Former Congressman, Hon. Earl Pomeroy, at the Osgood Center today. They are addressing various issues while speaking with students from the George Washington University School of International Affairs.

Another successful Reagan National Defense Forum was held this past weekend. Chairman McKeon received the Distinguished ...
12/04/2018

Another successful Reagan National Defense Forum was held this past weekend. Chairman McKeon received the Distinguished Service Award as well. #RNDF

Today we mourn the passing of a great man and a great American. He was deeply committed to this country and will certain...
12/01/2018

Today we mourn the passing of a great man and a great American. He was deeply committed to this country and will certainly be missed.

Just a reminder that the annual Reagan National Defense Forum kicks off today! Tune into Fox News to see coverage of the...
12/01/2018

Just a reminder that the annual Reagan National Defense Forum kicks off today! Tune into Fox News to see coverage of the event.

Chairman McKeon with General Neller at the McKeon Leadership Forum. Thank you to all of those who joined us!
12/01/2018

Chairman McKeon with General Neller at the McKeon Leadership Forum. Thank you to all of those who joined us!

Chairman McKeon's post election letter:
11/15/2018
2019 Opportunities with the new House and Senate Committees

Chairman McKeon's post election letter:

The mid-term election has resulted in a few changes here in Washington D.C. Beginning in 2019, the House will be controlled by the Democrats and the Senate will continue to be controlled by the Republicans. As many of you know, when I started McKeon Group nearly four years ago, I established it as a...

Today marks 100 years since WWI ended. Today it is important that we remember those who gave up everything for our tomor...
11/11/2018

Today marks 100 years since WWI ended. Today it is important that we remember those who gave up everything for our tomorrow. #WWI #LestWeForget

Chairman McKeon and Howard at the AUSA Conference.
10/11/2018

Chairman McKeon and Howard at the AUSA Conference.

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remembe...
09/11/2018

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”
– President George W. Bush

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