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Last Updated: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019 @ 12:11 pm

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Job-Cutting GM Turns to Ballard Partners

Mon, Feb. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

General MotorsGeneral Motors, which is laying off thousands of workers, has hired Ballard Partners, which has close ties with the Trump White House, for federal representation on labor and fuel efficiency matters. (1 reader comment)

Buck, Aide to Ex-Speaker Ryan, Joins Blue Engine

Mon, Feb. 11, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Brendan BuckBrendan Buck, who was a counselor to former House Speaker Paul Ryan and press secretary to his predecessor, John Boehner, is joining DC-based strategic communications and public affairs firm Blue Engine Message & Media + JDA Frontline as a partner.

Trump White House Aide Joins Federal Advocates

Fri, Feb. 8, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer ArangioJennifer Arangio, former senior director of the White House National Security Council, is joining D.C. lobbying firm Federal Advocates as vice president. (2 reader comments)

Congo's New Prexy Taps Trump-Tied Firm

Fri, Feb. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Felix TshisekediThe newly elected president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has hired Avenue Strategies Global, which has close ties with the Trump White House, to make the rounds of DC.

Mercury Targets NYC for Chinese Subway Cars

Thu, Feb. 7, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

CRRCThe US unit of China Railway Rolling Stock Corp, maker of transit rail cars, is paying Omnicom’s Mercury Public Affairs $25K a month to land a contract for the New York subway system. (1 reader comment)

BHFS Reps Sanctioned Chinese Chipmaker

Tue, Jan. 29, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Marc LampkinBrownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is lobbying on behalf of Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co., which has been sanctioned by the Commerce Dept. (3 reader comments)

 

Lobbying Topped $3.4 Billion in 2018

Mon, Jan. 28, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

lobbyingSpending on lobbyists totaled nearly $3.5 billion last year, the highest levels in nearly a decade, according to a recent report by the Center for Responsive Politics. (2 reader comments)

BGR Turns On Altice

Thu, Jan. 24, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

AlticeBGR Government Affairs is representing Altice USA, which markets its broadband communications and video services under the Optimum and Suddenlink brands.

Pentagon's McAleer Enrolls at Notre Dame

Tue, Jan. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Laura McAleerDefense Dept. veteran Laura McAleer has joined the University of Notre Dame as associate VP for federal and Washington relations.

Subject Matter Snags H&R Block's Grant

Mon, Jan. 7, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Cedric GrantSubject Matter recruits H&R Block's Cedric Grant, who previously was chief of staff to Democratic up & comer Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn.

Immigration Advocacy Group Appoints Alpine

Wed, Dec. 19, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

IDEALAlpine Group is representing immigration reform nonprofit IDEAL Immigration Action on Capitol Hill regarding immigration reform matters.

E-Cig Maker Continues Lobbying Blitz

Thu, Dec. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

NJOYNJOY has continued its lobbying salvo in response to federal regulators’ crackdown on flavored e-cigarette and vaping products.

NJOY Plays Lobbying Card

Thu, Dec. 6, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

NJOYElectronic cigarette giant NJOY has hired lobbying firm Card & Associates to handle consumer safety and protection issues on Capitol Hill as they relate to the booming e-cigarette industry.

Juul Labs Hires Empire Consulting

Tue, Nov. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

JuulJuul Labs, which faces public backlash over rise in teenage vaping, recruits Empire Consulting to deal with legislative, FDA push to tighten sales of e-cigarettes, vaping products.

iRobot Joins China Trade Lobbying Fray

Thu, Nov. 15, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

RoombaConsumer robotics company iRobot becomes the latest U.S. company to retain lobbying support on Capitol Hill in light of the Trump admin’s escalating trade dispute with China.

GoPro Lobbies Against China Tarrifs

Fri, Nov. 9, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

GoProDigital camera juggernaut GoPro Inc. has hired Whitaker Strategies to lobby on Capitol Hill in light of President Trump’s ongoing trade war with China. (2 reader comments)

Molinari Steps Down at Google

Fri, Nov. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Susan MolinariSusan Molinari, former Staten Island/Brooklyn Republican Congresswoman, is stepping down as head of Google's DC office and of its Americas public policy unit.

BGR Prescribes Walgreens DC Push

Fri, Nov. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dave BoyerBGR Government Affairs is representing giant drugstore retailer Walgreens in its Washington push. (2 reader comments)

RG Backs Russian Pipeline Hit by Trump

Fri, Oct. 26, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Vin RobertiRoberti Global received $1.2M in lobbying payments for the nine months of 2018 to support the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to bring Russian gas to Europe, which is vehemently opposed by President Trump.

Starbucks Orders CSR Refill

Fri, Oct. 26, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Lori Otto PunkeStarbucks hires LOP Strategies, which is headed by its former government affairs director, as federal lobbyist for a raft of corporate social responsibility issues. (1 reader comment)

Waxman Tackles Opioid Addiction

Wed, Oct. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Henry WaxmanHenry Waxman, who was a powerful Los Angeles Congressman, is working Washington for a Pennsylvania drug company that is positioning itself as the leader in opioid addiction treatment.