Senior Vice President
Andrew Forbes, is a Senior Vice President at Cassidy where he focuses on national security, transportation, and natural resources issues. He rejoined the firm in 2021 after nearly four years as Legislative Director for then-Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. James M. Inhofe.
In that capacity, he was directly engaged in NDAA policy and process. He was also integral in Sen. Inhofe’s work on the Environment and Public Works Committee, where he helped draft and secure numerous water resources and infrastructure priorities.
Previously, Andrew served as a senior legislative aide in the House, where he managed multiple issue portfolios, including appropriations, transportation, defense, energy, and judiciary. He began his Capitol Hill career working for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he had the opportunity to work on the 2005 highway bill (SAFETEA-LU) and on aviation policy while on Aviation Subcommittee staff.
Andrew has developed a deep understanding of the appropriations process and defense, transportation, infrastructure, and water resource development issues both from a staff and government relations perspective. Andrew has been essential in helping achieve discretionary funding goals and moving projects along on behalf of several clients. His relationships and knowledge of the legislative processes in both Chambers of Congress, have allowed him to gather valuable intelligence and effectively advance clients’ agendas.
Andrew received his undergraduate degree in International Affairs from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. He lives in Falls Church with his wife, Lacy, and their two children.