Adam J. Higgins

Senior Advisor

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Adam Higgins began his career on Capitol Hill, including legislative work covering a variety of topics. Since leaving Capitol Hill, he has spent nearly a decade advising companies and advocating for their policy goals, with a focus on healthcare and the life sciences. Adam utilizes strong writing and communication skills to advocate for clients effectively in government relations and as he consults on public policy matters. 

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  • During the passage of the Affordable Care Act, produced a weekly update newsletter on the progress of the legislative effort in an attempt to give some insight into the process and the individuals involved. 
  • Executed client projects pertaining to policy and federal government initiatives regarding healthcare, financial services, telecommunications and energy. Focused on healthcare and ensuring patients’ access to medicine. Worked on related bills and initiatives to promote that goal. 
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Experience

  • During the passage of the Affordable Care Act, produced a weekly update newsletter on the progress of the legislative effort in an attempt to give some insight into the process and the individuals involved. 
  • Executed client projects pertaining to policy and federal government initiatives regarding healthcare, financial services, telecommunications and energy. Focused on healthcare and ensuring patients’ access to medicine. Worked on related bills and initiatives to promote that goal. 
  • Educated members of Congress and staff on the business and policy interests of clients.
  • Advocated to members of Congress and staff for various policy initiatives.
  • Has participated in campaign work for state level candidates in New Jersey as well as for congressional candidates in various areas in the Northeast.

Recognitions and Memberships

Community

  • The John Carroll Society (2010 to 2016)
  • Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
    • Lector (2012 to 2016)
    • RCIA Sponsor (2011 to 2012)
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Church: Catechist (2015 to 2016)
  • Leonine Forum: Fellow (2015 to 2016)

Services

Prior Positions

  • Ferguson Strategies LLC: Associate (2009 to 2016)
  • Office of U.S. Congressman Mike Ferguson (R-NJ)
    • Legislative Assistant (2007 to 2008)
    • Legislative Correspondent (2007)

Admissions

  • [Not an Attorney]

Education

  • B.A., Political Science, University of Notre Dame, cum laude

Blog

In The Blogs

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Ohio Clock
The Weekly Hill Update
By Adam J. Higgins
January 22, 2019
Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Congress is in session this week after both chambers canceled their scheduled recess week amid the ongoing partial government...
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Ohio Clock
The Weekly Hill Update
By Adam J. Higgins
January 14, 2019
Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES The week begins with federal offices closed after a weekend snowstorm blanketed the Washington area with nearly a foot of snow...
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Ohio Clock
The Weekly Hill Update
By Adam J. Higgins
January 7, 2019
Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • The 116th Congress convenes for its first full week of session, with no end in sight to a standoff over border wall funding...
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Ohio Clock
The Weekly Hill Update
By Adam J. Higgins
December 10, 2018
Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session. HEADLINES • President Donald Trump on Tuesday will meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Democrat Leader Chuck...
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Ohio Clock
Four Things to Know: What the Election Results Mean for Infrastructure Policy
By Adam J. Higgins
November 13, 2018
House Democrats will use their majority next year to push comprehensive legislation to increase infrastructure spending and transportation-related taxes to help pay for it. In fact, key Democrats say they want to move a bill out of the...
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