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Trump-Tied Ballard Partners Cuts Ties with DC

Mon, Jun. 8, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Muriel BowserThe Government of the District of Columbia, which has been at odds with the president over the "invasion" of the city, was using Trump-tied Ballard Partners to push for COVID-19 relief under the CARES Act. Ballard dropped DC due to the escalating feud between Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser and Trump.

Ex- Rep. Sweeney Drives GM's Lobbying

Fri, Jun. 5, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

John SweeneyJohn Sweeney, former New York Republican Congressman, is representing General Motors on legislative and regulatory matters in DC.

Rohrabacher Gets Back into DC Game

Mon, Jun. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Dana RohrabacherFormer California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has signed on to represent the DC interests of Linear Therapies, a Virginia-based biotech company that is working on a cure for COVID-19.

Kasich Makes DC Mark with Markquest

Fri, May 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

John KasichKasich Company, which is headed by former Ohio Governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich, has hired Markquest for DC representation on regulatory and legislative issues and COVID-19-related CARES tax provisions.

Glover Park Guides US Foods

Mon, May 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

USFoodsGlover Park Group is helping US Foods, a top foodservice distributor to more than 300,000 restaurants and institutions, as the country begins to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Millionaires Group Pitches Support for Small Business Relief Efforts

Wed, May 13, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Patriotic millianaresA nonprofit comprised of wealthy Americans that advocates for higher tax rates for corporations and the rich and has teamed up with a D.C.-based government affairs firm to ensure that future Federal relief efforts for the COVID-19 crisis remain focused on working people and the small businesses that employ them.

COVID-19 Claims Create Insurance Industry Crisis

Wed, May 6, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

insuranceInsurance carriers and the trade groups that represent them are flooding Capitol Hill in response to a series of recent bills that would require insurance companies to provide coverage for business losses incurred by viruses or pandemics.

Businesses Lobby Washington to Get Back to Work

Fri, Apr. 17, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

ShotAs state and federal leaders coordinate a phased reopening of the U.S. economy, companies across the country and the trade groups representing them are hiring lobbying outfits at a breathless pace in the hopes of convincing lawmakers that the work they do is “essential”—a characterization that is, in some cases, questionable at best.

Sard Verbinnen's Gillespie Heads for AT&T

Thu, Apr. 9, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Ed GillespieEd Gillespie, chairman of Sard Verbinnen & Co.'s public affairs group, will join AT&T as executive VP-external & legislative affairs on April 22. He will report to Randall Stephenson, CEO.

Secure Democracy Votes for Ballard Partners

Wed, Apr. 8, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Secure DemocracySecure Democracy, a D.C. group committed to safeguarding every citizen's right to vote, has hired Trump-connected Ballard Partners to educate policymakers on the need to create a voting system that works for all Americans.

Ex-Energy Secretary Perry Speaks for Shale Oil

Fri, Apr. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Rick PerryFormer Energy Secretary Rick Perry is lobbying on behalf of the US shale oil industry, which faces "an existential threat" due to the collapse of crude oil prices.

Top Alcohol Lobbyist Goes to Pot

Fri, Mar. 27, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mark GormanMark Gorman, who led government relations for the Distilled Spirits Council of the US for 20 years, has joined the National Assn. of Cannabis Businesses as executive VP/COO.

Mercury Rolls Bailout Dice for Resorts World Casino

Tue, Mar. 24, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Resorts WorldOmnicom's Mercury unit is working Washington for Resorts World Casino, which is next to Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, on matters related to gaming in the federal stimulus package.

NATO Taps Akin Gump For Federal Bailout

Mon, Mar. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

National Association of Theater OwnersThe National Association of Theatre Owners is using Akin Gump to push for a cut of the federal bailout fund related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

E-Trade Enlists Lobbying Support in Student Loan Salvo

Thu, Mar. 12, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

etradeE*Trade, which recently acquired student loan provider Gradifi, has hired PA shop Invariant to advocate for a bill that would offer incentives to businesses providing student loan assistance for employees.

Prime Policy Group Shills for Krill

Mon, Mar. 9, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

KrillPrime Policy Group represents Norway's Aker Biomarine and its effort to promote krill oil as way to make American soldiers more robust.

Advocacy Group Launches Anti-Hacking Lobbying Salvo

Thu, Feb. 27, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

ATAAmericans for Transparency and Accountability has hired a series of lobbying outfits to pitch support for a bill that would hold foreign governments accountable for committing cyberattacks against U.S. citizens.