Courier delivery services giant FedEx has tapped Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas for help with budgetary matters on Capitol Hill as they relate to shipping and transportation.

Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas will represent the Memphis-based delivery service company on issues related to Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations for fiscal year 2018, according to lobbying registration documents filed in August.


The House Appropriations Committee, passing legislation in July that was approved by a 31-20 vote, will allocate $56.5 billion in discretionary spending toward essential investments in transportation infrastructure investments, as well as community development and housing-related programs, which reflects a $1.1 billion dip below fiscal year 2017’s spending levels.

An 11-person team handles the account, which includes founder Bruce Mehlman, who served during the Bush admin as Commerce Dept. assistant secretary for tech policy; Dean Rosen, ex-chief health care advisor to then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) and health policy counsel for the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources; David Castagnetti, former aide to Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) and Congressman Norm Mineta (D-CA) who was also director of congressional outreach for Secretary of State John Kerry during his presidential run; David Thomas, a former FTC Congressional director and deputy director of legislative affairs to VP Al Gore; Elise Pickering, former executive director for the House Republican Policy Committee and chief of staff to Arizona Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ); and Charles Wooters, former chief of staff to Congressman (and now Senator) Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).