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Former Indiana senator and longtime Banking Committee member Evan Bayh held a series of private meetings with Financial Services industry executives and lobbyists throughout 2008 - just as Wall Street was collapsing and big banks were seeking a ...
Lobbyists call for reforms to sustain Obamacare Insurers are putting on the pressure as cost of premiums rise and more insurers exit the exchanges that were originally set up to provide universal health care under the Affordable Care Act, according to ...

WASHINGTON - It's a bad year to be an ex-lobbyist - or even an accused ex-lobbyist - running for U.S. Senate. Take Katie McGinty, a Democrat in a tight race in Pennsylvania.
Many big-money lobbying clients, and the firms they retain, posted a decline in fees during the third quarter, as Congress hit the road for a long summer stretch to campaign.
WASHINGTON - It's a bad year to be an ex-lobbyist - or even an accused ex-lobbyist - running for U.S. Senate. Take Katie McGinty, a Democrat in a tight race in Pennsylvania.
After all the head fakes, the millions of dollars in ad reservations made and canceled and the pleas for help from underdogs to D.C.

On Monday, Trump proposed a raft of reforms to curb Washington's influence industry, including a lifetime ban on White House officials working for foreign governments and the closing of loopholes that allowed de facto Lobbyists to avoid registering as ...
TECH GIANTS MAKE NEW LOBBYING HIRES - Midnight marked the deadline for third quarter lobbying reports. We're still crunching the numbers on the tech industry, but some new hires popped out in registration forms filed this week.
People were concerned about Social Security, the working poor, the influence of Lobbyists, federal spending and how Halvorson would caucus in Washington, D.C.
He concluded that big-money lobbying efforts and generous campaign contributions to key Republican and Democratic lawmakers effectively blocked his legislation, even as many consumers and policy advocacy groups clamored for ways to control soaring ...
When Barack Obama took charge of the White House in 2009, one of the first things he did was issue executive orders that made good on his campaign pledge to curb the influence of Washington Lobbyists on his administration. Although the number of ...
MEANWHILE, talk of retaliatory laws that anti-JASTA Lobbyists warned about are starting to bubble up overseas. A pressure group called the Arab Project in Iraq asked the country's parliament to prepare a lawsuit against the U.S.
But critics say it's no mystery, given the enormous financial influence of the drug industry, which rivals the insurance industry as the top-spending lobbying machine in Washington. It has funneled $1.96 billion into lobbying in the nation's capital ...
The remaining $6.9 million bundled from Lobbyists since April 2015 went into Clinton's campaign account, according to an analysis of disclosure forms by The Hill.
Leaders of the nation's largest hospital, pharmaceutical and insurer trade groups said on Tuesday they wouldn't support a Clinton administration's push for a public option without first ensuring the Obamacare marketplaces work.
By comparison, at least 16 staffers who worked for Missouri's other senator, Democrat Claire McCaskill, used to be Lobbyists or registered as Lobbyists after leaving their jobs on Capitol Hill. And 46 staffers who've worked under Republican Sen. Pat ...

MANY Britons worried about a "hard Brexit" are clinging to a reassuring thought. Germany, the most important country in Europe, trades so much with Britain that it would suffer from a messy divorce between Britain and the European Union.
YouTubeLobbyists have reportedly raised $11 million for Hillary Clinton since July. Donald Trump says the election is being rigged, by the media and at polling places.
But critics say it's no mystery, given the enormous financial influence of the drug industry, which rivals the insurance industry as the top-spending lobbying machine in Washington. It has funneled $1.96 billion into lobbying in the nation's capital ...
lobbyists have spent nearly a half-million dollars on members of the Missouri General Assembly so far this year in efforts to build relationships and garner legislative support for the numerous interests they represent, according to records kept by the ...
Competing interests in Florida's debate over shark fishing are taking sides in Washington D.C., lobbying lawmakers over a bill that seeks to ban trading shark ...
In its massive Sunday release, several emails showcased the inner workings of the campaign, including exchanges that discussed how the campaign should handle foreign government lobbyists' donations, how Clinton could better handle apologizing for her ...
Competing interests in Florida's debate over shark fishing are taking sides in Washington D.C., lobbying lawmakers over a bill that seeks to ban trading shark fins.
The day after The Tennessean published an August investigation into the activities of Mark Cate, Gov. Bill Haslam's former chief of staff, Cate registered with the state as a lobbyist. The investigation noted Cate's relationship with several prominent ...
By comparison, at least 16 staffers who worked for Missouri's other senator, Democrat Claire McCaskill, used to be lobbyists or registered as Lobbyists after leaving their jobs on Capitol Hill. And 46 staffers who've worked under Republican Sen. Pat ...
During the national political conventions, corporations and Lobbyists foot the bill for some parties for Congressional staffers, in return for access to lawmakers.
By comparison, at least 16 staffers who worked for Missouri's other senator, Democrat Claire McCaskill, used to be Lobbyists or registered as Lobbyists after leaving their jobs on Capitol Hill. And 46 staffers who've worked under Republican Sen. Pat ...
Sen. Roy Blunt, a Republican from Missouri, has come under attack from his Democratic challenger for his connections to Lobbyists and donors in Washington.
Corporate Lobbyists and big money dominate San Francisco politics today more than ever before. An army of hundreds of registered Lobbyists for Airbnb, PG&E, Chevron and other big corporations and luxury developers roam the corridors of City Hall every ...
The Senate yesterday began moves to legalize lobbying in the country with a bill tagged, "an Act for the regulation and registration of Lobbyists in Nigeria." The bill, sponsored by Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West), scaled through second reading ...
The ad: Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh defends himself against charges that he's a lobbyist. "Well, that's just a lie," Bayh says, standing in front of a basketball hoop.
The Senate on Wednesday began moves to legalise lobbying in Nigeria as it passed for second reading, a Bill seeking for law to register and regulate lobbying as a profession. The "Bill for an Act for the Regulation and Registration of lobbyists in ...
EDITOR: We need a system where one vote counts as much as the next. Now, with a variety of special interests funding our candidates, they are able to get special considerations at the expense of the general taxpayers.
Proposition T aims to reduce the power of Lobbyists over City Hall, and as November nears it faces little opposition to do so.
MANY Britons worried about a "hard Brexit" are clinging to a reassuring thought. Germany, the most important country in Europe, trades so much with Britain that it would suffer from a messy divorce between Britain and the European Union.
Shark-fishing houses are banding together to fight a bipartisan bill that would ban the trade of shark fins. The ad-hoc Sustainable Shark Alliance last week registered to lobby with the sole goal of defeating the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act.
Lobbyists showered candidates and political committees around the state with a total of $367,000 since May and spent about $45,800 on meals and drinks with public officials during that same time.
As government is a continuous stream of policy and program decisions, there are no shortage of interested parties pushing their causes, and the governor often has the final word, legislators, labor groups, Lobbyists, and others often must decide what ...
The Able Trust, which helps Floridians with disabilities find successful employment, recently beefed up its outside lobbying team. Karen Moore, chair of the Able Trust's Board of Directors, confirmed Thursday that Matt Bryan, Andrea Reilly and Woody ...
Will you be able to afford lie-flat beds in first-class luxury on your next trip to Washington, D.C.'s closest airport to the nation's capital?
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) Lobbyists bankrolling a Political Action Committees run by a sitting state lawmaker, an unconventional approach to financing campaigns that started happening this year, is not a violation of state law, according to an Alaska Public ...
By Dan Christensen, FloridaBulldog.org - Broward Health begins lobbyist registration - late by 12 years and millions of dollars in contracts.
Lobbyists are required to report to the state how much they've spent on things like dinners, basketball games and gift certificates for state legislators.
lobbyists have spent more than $400,000 this year treating lawmakers to dinner, baseball games and other forms of Entertainment.
Lobbyists and the businesses and organizations that employ them spent $15 million in the first eight months of 2016, and lobbying spending is on track to eclipse previous Kentucky spending records. The record for lobbying spending was set last year ...
Embarrassingly, South Dakota is the only state in the country that allows lobbyists to give secret, unlimited gifts to politicians.
A deadly rail crash that left one person dead and more than 100 injured in New Jersey last week has led to questions over whether more could have been done to stop such accidents and put a new spotlight on the railroad industry's massive lobbying ...
A pair of lobbyists familiar in the state legislative building have started their own firm. Scott Laster and Betsy McCorkle have been part of a Florida-based company, Southern strategy Group, for the past three years.
Commercial lobbyists who are also factional warlords in the NSW Liberal Party have cemented their power in the three years since former prime minister Tony ...


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