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Mon., Nov. 25, 2013
Nigeria Awards $3M DC Pact
By Kevin McCauley
Nigeria signed a one-year, $3M contract for counsel on defense and security issues with the U.S.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
Downey McGrath 'Vapes' NJOYS
By Kevin McCauley
njoyDowney McGrath represents NJOY, a leader in the burgeoning electronic cigarette business, regarding White House and Congressional activity regarding federal regulation.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Jewish Agency for Israel Establishes Lobbying Beachhead
By Kevin McCauley

jafiThe Jewish Agency for Israel, which promotes Zionism/Judaism and Jewish immigration to Israel, has registered as a lobbyist with the U.S. Justice Dept.

Category: Lobbying
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013
Downey McGrath Pushes for Carbon Tax
By Kevin McCauley
Downey McGrath, the firm of former Congressmen Tom Downey (D) and Ray McGrath (R), is “exploring options for carbon tax” on behalf of the Taxpayers for Common Sense non-partisan federal budget watchdog group.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
McGraw Hill Taps Washington Rep
By Kevin McCauley
standard & poor'sMcGraw Hill Financial has hired Washington representation for financial matters as its S&P unit is under legal assault.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Ogilvy Laces on Nike
By Kevin McCauley
nikeOgilvy has picked up Nike for Washington issues regarding trade, tax, healthcare, sports and privacy issues.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Ex-Senator Breaux Walks Asbestos Lobby Beat
By Kevin McCauley
Former Democratic Louisiana Senator John Breaux is working a long-running asbestos settlement case on behalf of four corporate bankruptcy trusts organized to pay cash to victims.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Oct. 16, 2013
Egyptian-Americans Challenge Obama
By Kevin McCauley
egyptEgyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights has retained Just Consulting, which specializes in social justice and corporate social responsibility matters, to push Washington to promote the restoration of democracy in Egypt.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Oct. 15, 2013
Lobbyists Can Run, But They Can't Hide
By Kevin McCauley
lobbyistsThey can run, but they can't hide. The reputation of lobbying is so abysmal that the profession's trade group wants to banish the term from its moniker.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
Shell Oil Taps Interior Dept. Alum
By Kevin McCauley
Shell Oil has retained a Dept. of the Interior veteran to handled extension of offshore drilling leases in the outer Continental Shelf.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
Koch Bros. Sign Ice Miller
By Kevin McCauley
Koch Companies Public Sector has signed Ice Miller Strategies for issues regarding cybersecurity and chemicals.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Sep. 30, 2013
Harbour Rises to Defense of Georgia
By Kevin McCauley
Harbour Group has inked a $20K monthly assignment to represent the former Soviet republic of Georgia as tensions rise between it and Russia.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Sep. 27, 2013
Ex-Congressman to KY PR Shop
By Greg Hazley
ben chandlerFormer four-term Democratic congressman from Kentucky Ben Chandler has joined with two Bluegrass State PR pros to form Omni Advocacy Group in Fort Mitchell, K.Y.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Sep. 26, 2013
Ex-Congressman Launches Shop
By Kevin McCauley
Former Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler has formed Omni Advocacy Group government relations shop.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Sep. 16, 2013
Ex-Congressman Does PA for Occupied Cyprus
By Kevin McCauley
Former Brooklyn/Staten Island congressman is handling public affairs and government relations duties for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the occupied section of Cyprus.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Sep. 13, 2013
Israeli Defense Contractor Hires Ex-Congressman
By Kevin McCauley
rafaelIsrael's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has recruited former Pennsylvania congressman to push for Pentagon, border security and disaster relief contracts.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Sep. 10, 2013
AR&TBA Hits the Road with Elmendorf Ryan
By Kevin McCauley
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association has signed a Democratic lobbying powerhouse to push its bid for more federal funding for road projects.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Aug. 28, 2013
Coffee Industry Gets Help in CA Reform Push
By Greg Hazley
NCAThe National Coffee Association has brought in a Sacramento public affairs firm as the coffee industry trade group joins a growing push to curtail California's Proposition 65, which requires products to list potentially harmful ingredients.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Aug. 26, 2013
Nevada Ex-Gov. Hops Aboard 'X Train'
By Kevin McCauley
xtrainNevada's longest-serving governor has signed on for federal lobbying duties to support construction of the "X Train," a restoration of passenger rail service between Las Vegas and southern California (Fullerton).
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Aug. 21, 2013
SSS Speaks for Gun Silencer Group
By Kevin McCauley
American Silencer Assn.Shockey Scofield Solutions has signed on to represent the American Silencer Assn., which is based in Atlanta.
Category: Lobbying
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