Cliff Andrew has 18 years of political experience as a federal legislative strategist and advocate. Currently, he heads CapCity Advocates, LLC a federal government relations business that he started in 2004.
Previously, Mr. Andrews served as the Director of Government Relations for Butera & Andrews, a Washington D.C. law firm. Prior to working at Butera & Andrews, he was a staffer for Senator Harry Reid. He also worked in the financial services sector for Equitable and New York Life, where he secured investments and insurance for small businesses and families.
Mr. Andrews works in a bipartisan manner before many different House and Senate Committees, and he maintains strong Republican, Democratic, and Leadership relationships. He offers extensive experience in legislative issues management and coalition management for trade associations and corporations. In particular, he consults with clients on advocacy plans, legislative and regulatory conferences and fly-ins, policy paper and testimony preparation, policy issue monitoring, grassroots and grasstops development, PAC strategy, and building strategic relationships with third party groups.
Among other issues, Mr. Andrews worked on privacy, data, security, mortgage lending standards, RESPA reform. GSE oversight, annuity regulations and taxation, financial professional standards of care, small dollar lending regulation, industrial loan company regulation, federal usury standards, independent contractor regulation, advertising regulations, estate tax reform, business property depreciation rules,, minimum wage standards, financial literacy, hospital development, FMLA, and immigration reform.
He has successfully represented the National Association for Fixed Annuities, the National Pawnbrokers Association, the Promotional Products Association International, the Coalition for Fair and Affordable Lending, FM Watch, Option One Mortgage, Taco Bell franchisees, and Surgical Development Partners among others.
Mr. Andrews holds a Master's in Political Management degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University. He is a true "Washingtonian," born and raised in the nation's capital. Mr. Andrews lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, daughter, son, and Alaskan Malamute.