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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.

Pyramid Scheme Protection Law Pits Legal Group Against Multilevel Marketers

Fri, Oct. 20, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

LegalShield

LegalShield has tapped law firm Kelley Drye & Warren in response to a series of bills making their way through Capitol Hill that could weaken consumer protections against pyramid schemes, and similarly deceptive direct sales initiatives often billed as “multilevel marketing” programs.

Funeral Group Lobbies on Behalf of Vet Burial Bill

Fri, Oct. 13, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

NFDAThe National Funeral Directors Association has retained Prime Policy Group to advocate on behalf of a bill that would increase the amounts payable through the Department of Veterans Affairs for veteran burial and funeral expenses.

Puerto Rico Financial Board Picks Up Lobbying Support

Thu, Oct. 12, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Financial Oversight & Management Board for Puerto RicoThe agency that oversees efforts to help Puerto Rico achieve fiscal solvency has retained Washington lobbying support for advocacy help on a series of tax, energy, transportation and financial/economic initiatives in the wake of the Hurricane Maria crisis. (1 reader comment)

Animal Rights Groups Launch Lobbying Support for Cosmetics Bill

Wed, Oct. 11, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

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Cruelty Free International is among several animal advocacy groups that have retained lobbying representation in recent months to pitch their support of a bill that would prohibit animal testing for cosmetic products in the U.S. as well as the sale of cosmetic products that use animal testing.

Whirlpool Appoints Akin Gump for NAFTA Lobbying Aid

Fri, Sep. 22, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Whirlpool Whirlpool Corporation has signed a pact with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld for help with tax and trade issues as they relate to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Ex-Louisiana Senator Targets Congress for Flood Relief

Wed, Sep. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

david vitterDavid Vitter, the retired Louisiana Senator who joined Omnicom’s Mercury global strategy firm in February, is lobbying former colleagues and the Trump administration on flood-related matters.

UK Fin Group Wages US Trade Salvo

Fri, Sep. 8, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

TheCityUKA London-based advocacy group representing Britain’s financial sector has retained Eris Group for matters related to the Brexit as well as US-UK trade policies.

Liberty Mutual Lobbies on Tax Issues

Fri, Sep. 8, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Liberty Mutual Group Liberty Mutual Group Inc. has inked a pact with Crossroads Strategies for Washington representation on a slew of tax-related issues. (1 reader comment)

US CoC Snags RNC's Armstrong

Thu, Aug. 31, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

US Chamber of CommerceThe US Chamber of Commerce today hired Sara Armstrong, who was chief of staff at the Republican National Committee, as VP-political affairs and federal relations.

Trade Group Taps Thompson Coburn

Fri, Aug. 25, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

US China Business AssociationThe US China Business Association has inked a pact with Thompson Coburn for Capitol Hill representation on economic development issues.

UAE Embassy Appoints Ongoing Lobbying Counsel

Wed, Aug. 23, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Hagir ElawadHagir Elawad, longtime director of legislative affairs to the United Arab Emirates’ embassy in Washington, has registered as a lobbyist and will now provide outside consulting and advisory services on the embassy’s behalf.

Embassy Bombing Victims Lobby for Compensation

Fri, Jul. 28, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Embassy BombingsA collective that seeks compensatory justice for the victims of terrorist attacks has retained lobbying support for help on criminal justice issues in Washington. (1 reader comment)