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Hyperloop One Hires Lobbying Support

Wed, Aug. 15, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Virgin HyperloopVirgin Hyperloop One, the high-speed transit venture co-owned by Richard Branson, has retained Atlas Crossing for representation before Congress on transportation issues.

Pinterest Picks BHFS

Mon, Aug. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

PinterestPinterest has retained lobbying powerhouse Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP to advocate in Washington on copyright issues.

Insurance Association Appoints InSight

Tue, Aug. 7, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

NIAGGThe Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group has hired InSight Public Affairs for help with insurance-related matters on Capitol Hill.

Butterfield Evans Pitches Japanese Whaling

Fri, Aug. 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

WhalingButterfield Evans and Assocs. is representing the Tokyo-based Institute of Cetacean Research before the Trump administration and Congress as Japan pushes for reintroduction of commercial whaling. (1 reader comment)

Sinclair Signs S-3 For Tribune Merger Work

Thu, Aug. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

SinclairSinclair Broadcast Group has retained Republican-connected S-3 Group to work Capitol Hill in a bid to get its proposed $3.9B acquisition of Tribune Media back on track. (1 reader comment)

CoC's PR Chief Collamore to Launch Firm

Tue, Jul. 31, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tom CollamoreTom Collamore, executive VP and counselor to US Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue, is leaving his post to launch a strategic communications shop.

Manafort Earned $60M in Ukraine

Mon, Jul. 30, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Paul ManafortPaul Manafort earned more than $60M for his political consulting work for Ukraine and failed to report a big chunk of that windfall in his tax returns, according to a filing in federal court today made by special counsel Robert Mueller. (1 reader comment)

C&B Pitches for Pro-Israel Think Tank

Tue, Jul. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

JINSAThe Jewish Institute for National Security of America has retained Covington & Burling to advocate U.S./Israel defense and foreign relations matters on Capitol Hill.

BGR Hops on Anheuser-Busch’s DC Team

Thu, Jul. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Anheuser BuschBGR Government Affairs has hopped on Anheuser-Busch Cos.’ Washington lobbying team, providing strategic guidance and counsel on issues impacting the St. Louis-based brewer. (1 reader comment)

USTA Appoints BHFS to Boost Brand USA

Wed, Jun. 20, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

US Travel AssociationThe U.S. Travel Association has inked a pact with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck to lobbying on Capitol Hill on issues related to Brand USA, the campaign that promotes overseas tourism to the U.S.

Glover Park Reps Leader in Lab Meats

Tue, Jun. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Memphis MeatsGlover Park Group represents Memphis Meats, which aims to market its "clean meats" made from animal cells in a lab by 2021. Company counts world's first clean meatball among accomplishments. (1 reader comment)

Ogilvy Lobbies for 'Re-Established' Wells Fargo

Fri, Jun. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dee BuchananOgilvy has signed on as DC representative for Wells Fargo & Co., which is seeking to rebound from its cross-selling scandal in which new accounts were secretly opened for customers. (2 reader comments)

Manafort Sent to Jail

Fri, Jun. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Paul ManafortA federal judge today revoked bail for Paul Manafort and ordered Donald Trump's former campaign manager to jail to await his trial for violating federal lobbying laws. (8 reader comments)

Altria Taps Mercury For Tobacco Regulation Work

Mon, Jun. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Philip MorrisAltria, parent of Philip Morris USA, has hired Omnicom’s Mercury as its Washington lobbyist on tobacco product regulations. Former federal liaison for the National Rifle Assn. works the business.

BCW's Prime Policy Group Reps Islamic Relief

Tue, May 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Islamic ReliefPrime Policy Group, the lobbying wing of WPP's BCW Group, is repping Islamic Relief USA of Alexandria (VA) in its mission to provide relief and development aid to those in need in more than 40 countries, regardless of religion, gender or race.

Italy's Defense Giant Hires Trump-Tied Firm

Mon, May 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Leonardo DRSLeonardo 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.