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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.

Tech Tops Lobbying Sector for Influence

Wed, Sep. 12, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

LobbyingFor the first time, lobbying groups representing the U.S. tech sector were seen as the best positioned to drive members’ agendas on Capitol Hill, according to a recent annual research study of Washington policy leaders.

Child Protection Group Calls in Lobbying Support

Wed, Sep. 5, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Child Rescue CoalitionChild Rescue Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse, has inked a pact with Eris Group to advocate on law enforcement matters in Washington.

Sen. Warren Wants to Ban Americans From Foreign Lobbying

Thu, Aug. 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Elizabeth WarrenSen. Elizabeth Warren has introduced the “Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act,” which is designed to strengthen lobbying disclosure regulations and ban Americans from lobbying for foreign governments.

T-Mobile Taps Hogan Lovells

Mon, Aug. 20, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

T-Mobile SprintT-Mobile has retained Hogan Lovells to lobby on Capitol Hill in support of the wireless giant’s proposed $26.5 billion merger with Sprint.

Moore Rolls to Tire Trade Group

Fri, Aug. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Sean MooreSean Moore has joined the US Tire Manufacturers Assn. as director of government affairs in charge of federal affairs and state advocacy efforts.

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)