MJ Capitol Consulting’s Successes

MJ Capitol Consulting’s principle Mary Jo Kripowicz has enjoyed significant successes for her clients during her more than two decades as a federal lobbyist, including:

∙ Protecting utilities’ radio spectrum allocations preserving a $90 million company investment in automatic meter reading technology.

∙ Restoring $1.4 billion in annual appropriations (which had been eliminated) for LIHEAP, the federal block grant program which provides funds for state run energy assistance programs.

∙ Passing an amendment into law incenting utilities to sell their electric transmission systems by lengthening the depreciation period for the capitol gains derived from the sale of these assets.

∙ Securing a one-year delay in the implementation of a Department of Homeland Security regulation requiring new Visa certifications of Canadian nurses traveling to the United States to work in area hospitals, allowing the nurses to continue providing critically needed staffing at Detroit-area hospitals while the agency managed backlogs in the certification process.

∙ Securing $1.6 million in funding for Lawrence Technological University for developing vehicle armor for our troops.

∙ Preserving $37 million for Southeast Michigan hospitals by securing an amendment to extend Medicare wage-index reclassification reimbursements which had expired.

∙ Positioning the Oakwood affiliated Western Wayne Family Health Center (a Federally Qualified Health Center) to receive $1.3 million in ARRA funding to establish a satellite location for the Health Center.

What They’re Saying About MJ Capitol Consulting

“Mary Jo is warmly welcomed in Washington congressional offices because of her integrity, professionalism and commitment to finding common ground. Her value goes far beyond opening doors. She has extraordinary communication and strategic thinking skills and she proactively finds opportunities to advance the business agendas of her clients. Oakwood Healthcare has benefitted greatly from Mary Jo’s reputation for honest, hard work and meaningful pursuits that make a difference for our patients, our physicians and our employees.”
Mary A. Zatina, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Corporate Communications, Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.

“Perfect balance of local presence and understanding of Michigan issues with knowledge, relationships and presence in DC - resulting in time and attention for us with critical members of Congress and their staffs. Mary Jo not only helped us to get our voices heard, but helped us in crafting focused and compelling messages. Excellent client service with a commitment to both our particular legislative interests and increasing our understanding of the issues and the process.”
Janet Dombrowski, President, JCD Advisors

“Mary Jo is a phenomenal person to work with especially if you are trying to make something happen on Capitol Hill. Mary Jo seems to know all the right players and is tenacious in representing her client's interests. I'd hire her in second.”
Laura Sheehan, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, American Gas Association

“MJ Capitol Consulting is a perfect complement to our advocacy work in Washington. Mary Jo stays on top of our issues, while filtering the political noise to make certain the MHA knows what is relevant to us on Capitol Hill.”
Laura Appel, Vice President of Federal Policy & Advocacy