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Italy's Defense Giant Hires Trump-Tied Firm

Mon, May 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Leonardo DRS, the US arm of Italy’s top defense, aerospace and security contractor, has hired Trump-connected Ballard Partners for military procurement matters.

Gun Group Locks in Lobbying Support

Tue, May 8, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

NSSFGun trade group the National Shooting Sports Foundation has retained D.C. lobbying support in response to recent measures undertaken by the U.S. financial sector, which has emerged as an unlikely voice in the nation’s current gun debate. (1 reader comment)

Oliver North, Iran-Contra 'Star,' Slated for NRA Prexy

Mon, May 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Oliver NorthThe National Rifle Assn. has selected former Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s, as its next president. (2 reader comments)

Pet Groups Pick Up Lobbying Support Amid Fight Over Farm Bill Provisions

Thu, May 3, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

PetlandFederal Advocates, Inc. has signed lobbying pacts with national pet retailer Petland as well as the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council in light of several domestic animal protection provisions currently being debated in the Senate's reauthorization of the Farm Bill. (1 reader comment)

New Jersey Drops Funds for Military Lobbying

Thu, May 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Phil MurphyNew Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has dropped the $200K military lobbying outlay from his proposed budget. Cassidy & Assocs. had the business.

Former NY Gov. Pataki Reps Turkish Steel

Tue, May 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

George PatakiFormer New York Governor George Pataki is representing Turkey's Borusan Mannesmann, which bills itself as Europe's top steel pipe producer, on President Trump's steel tariffs policy.

APCO Handles Global Citizen

Fri, Apr. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Global CitizenAPCO Worldwide picks up Global Citizen, the nonprofit dedicated to eradicating extreme poverty by 2030.

NRA's Grassroots Pro Koenen Moves to NAM

Tue, Apr. 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kris KoenenKris Koenen, a National Rifle Assn. alum has joined the National Assn. of Manufacturers as senior director of public advocacy.

USTA Appoints Lobbying Group to Boost U.S. Travel Spending

Wed, Mar. 14, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

U.S. Travel AssociationThe U.S. Travel Association has retained lobbying support to advocate on behalf of tourism-related appropriations spending, as the U.S. travel industry fights to reverse a downward trend in foreign visits, a phenomenon that many refer to as the “Trump Slump.”

PETA Taps Ex-Congressman in Animal Testing Push

Fri, Mar. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Joe HeckPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has enlisted former Congressman Joe Heck (R-NV) for support in phasing out use of animals in live combat trauma training. (4 reader comments)

Lyft Books Insight PA

Mon, Feb. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

LyftLyft has booked InSight PA for Washington representation on a range of transportation issues.

Rasky Runs Raytheon's DC Push

Tue, Jan. 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

RaytheonRasky Partners is working Washington for defense giant Raytheon, a leading contractor for missile defense systems.

Glover Leads Big Mac's Attack on DC

Fri, Jan. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Grant LeslieMcDonald's has hired Glover Park Group to lead its government relations and PA push in Washington. (1 reader comment)

Twinlogic Tackles Immigration Reform

Tue, Jan. 9, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Immigration VoiceA grassroots immigration advocacy group has tapped Twinlogic Strategies to advocate on behalf of a contentious immigration bill currently making its way through Congress.

DGSR Works to Empower Congress on War

Thu, Dec. 28, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Committee Foreign PolicyThe Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy has retained DGSR LLC to promote its goal of pursuing a “realistic and restrained foreign policy.” (1 reader comment)

Amazon Rolls with BGR

Mon, Dec. 18, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Haley BarbourAmazon has hired Haley Barbour’s BGR Government Affairs for Washington on transportation policy matters.

Morrison Advocates for Undocumented Irish

Tue, Dec. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bruce MorrisonMorrison Public Affairs Group is working with the Embassy of Ireland related to its effort to help undocumented Irish in the US gain work and travel authorization under "deferred action" immigration status.

Watchdog Wages Anti-Union Lobbying Salvo

Wed, Nov. 8, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Center for Union FactsAn anti-union think tank has retained public affairs shop CGCN Group to advocate on behalf of Sen. Orrin Hatch’s “Employee Rights Act,” which aims to protect workers from union overreach through a series of pro-employee reforms.

DowDuPont Parks Specialty Group at Glover

Thu, Oct. 26, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

DowDuPontDowDuPont has tapped WPP’s Glover Park Group to handle the specialty products division of the $73B combine created by the “merger of equals” announced in 2015 and finalized Aug. 31, 2017.