Government Affairs

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Helping with
Federal and State Agency Interactions, Continued from Services Page

Helping you and also helping our state and country as a whole are Todd's main goals as an attorney.  He has worked hard to get the vast legal knowledge and experience he has and wants to put that to work to do as much good with it as possible.

He is the principal owner of TU Consulting LLC.  For over 25 years, he has served in trusted staff leadership roles in the Northwest and in Washington, DC, including, most recently, serving as Policy Analyst for Idaho's two Governor-appointed Members of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. 
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Todd's Government Relations Experience

Todd is always working to help others as well as our state and nation as a whole. Some of Todd's government service includes:
 
  • Majority Deputy Staff Director and Senior Counsel under two Chairmen of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources (Chairman Rob Bishop (UT) and Chairman Doc Hastings (WA))
  • Counsel to the Ranking Member of the U.S. House Ethics Committee, where he held a top secret security clearance
  • Senior Advisor to the Northwest Region National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) during the Bush Administration
  • Legislative Director to C.L. "Butch" Otter in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Slade Gorton

Todd has experience with the following governmental issues:

 
  • The Endangered Species Act National Environmental Policy Act
  • Bureau of Land Management and Federal Forest Management
  • Federal Land Designations 
  • Federal Hydropower 
  • Grassroots Relationships with Regional Agricultural Associations
  • Utilities & Ports
  • Rural Stakeholder Groups
  • Water Rights
  • Private Property Rights
  • Oil & Gas
  • Federal Interior
  • Energy & Environment Appropriations
  • Native American Resource Issues
  • Congressional Testimony
  • Comments to Federal Regulations
  • Government Ethics
  • Campaign & Financial Disclosures

Todd is currently a contract consultant for:
 
  • The Family Farm Alliance
  • Idaho Office of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council
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One of Todd's Favorite Government Relations Stories

Todd was honored to have helped work on getting legislation passed through the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate and signed into law by President Trump in 2018 which facilitates states and tribes' ability to control endangered salmon-eating predators in the Pacific Northwest.
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