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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.

Pyramid Scheme Protection Law Pits Legal Group Against Multilevel Marketers

Fri, Oct. 20, 2017

By Jon Gingerich


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


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.