Success Stories

Success Stories

Success in Higher Education

  • Passing an amendment which allowed students to consolidate their loans with their lender of choice
  • Defeating efforts to make U.S. students attending foreign medical school ineligible for federally guaranteed student loans
  • Clarifying that a foreign veterinarian school could be U.S. owned and for-profit
  • Developing a campaign to have a client appointed by President Bush to a national board overseeing accreditation
  • Defeating efforts by the major lenders to change the rate of consolidation loans from fixed to variable
  • Removing harmful provisions from the budget reconciliation bill which would have ended the school as lender program
  • Developing a bipartisan group of Senate and House education committee members who helped secure the first increase in loan limits in fifteen years
  • Defeating administration efforts to impose increased fees on Stafford and consolidation loans
  • Helping attract key Republican and Democrat support for a repeal of the 50% distance learning rule which recently became law
  • Organizing a coalition of schools and interest groups to promote a change of campus based funding formula

Success in Telecommunications

  • Defeated S.173, “Telecommunications Equipment Research and Manufacturing Competition Act,” to limit RBOC entry into the telecommunications manufacturing sector
  • Secured passage of the S. 376, “Open Market Reorganization for the Betterment of International Telecommunications Act,” to promote a fully competitive global market for satellite communications services to benefit consumers
  • Helped enact S. 652, “Telecommunications Act of 1996,” by building bipartisan coalition of key Senate Members, including Senators Stevens, Hollings, Inouye, Lott, Pressler, and leading House Members, including Representatives Bliley, Dingell, Markey, and Fields
  • Prevented enactment of H.R. 1542, “Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act of 2001” to preserve a competitive local telecommunications marketplace
  • Obtained passage of H.R. 1554, “Satellite Home Viewers Improvement Act,” to provide for carriage of local-to-local signals by brokering negotiations between key House Commerce and Judiciary Committees leaders
  • Secured approval of AT&T Wireless-Cingular Merger before Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice by securing legislative and regulatory support
  • Defeated McCain Amendment to secure free airtime for candidates during campaign finance reform debate
  • Worked extensively on FTS 2000 government contract process to reduce AT&T’s market share and drive down pricing
  • Managed digital television ongoing extensive legislative and public relations campaign