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Then, after gaining some healthcare regulatory experience, he jumped ship to become a drug-industry lobbyist. The problem with Azar is that if your goal is to drain the swamp, this guy's the friggin' Creature from the Black Lagoon. For me, the key moment in this week's hearing came an hour into the ...
Visitors are seen here in the interior of the reconstructed church at San Luis. The original was destroyed by the mission's own residents when they abondoned it in 1704, just two days before a British attack. The Apalachee Indians' cemetery was underneath the church floor, and according to historical ...

Frankfurt, Germany (AP) -- Hopes for a new government in Germany sent the Euro and markets higher Friday on relief that the Europe's biggest economy might soon get stable leadership. But it left some Economists and business lobbyists saying it offers too little to support the country's prosperity over ...
Mr. Kinzinger, do you ever write the letters you send me or do you always just send the letters given to you by industry lobbyists? For example, the letter you send me regarding net neutrality on Jan. 11 asserts that the prior regulations are antiquated and discourage innovation. I don't think you so devious as ...
Hopes for a new government in Germany sent the Euro and markets higher Friday on relief that the Europe's biggest economy might soon get stable leadership. But it left some Economists and business lobbyists saying it offers too little to support the country's prosperity over the longer term. Friday's ...

But in the eyes of the country's top business lobbyist, Warren and Bannon are two of the same -- representing different strands of populism. "If we're going to ... Big business lobbyists are so used to running the place that they label anyone willing to stand up to them as extreme," she added. Warren added ...
The letter reaffirming that stand is a response to efforts by dairy industry lobbyists to scale back the rules. Supervisor Mary Ellen Dobbins encouraged board members to call the DNR in addition to signing the letter. "We worked all this time, all the workgroups, and I would hate to see our work watered down," ...
A rematch with Mr. Halvorson would likely have resurfaced a 2015 story from the online political journal Politico, which reported that Mr. Shuster was romantically involved with airline industry lobbyist Shelley Rubino. Mr. Shuster, who'd been divorced the previous year, admitted a "private and personal ...
Oil industry lobbyists have targeted the two regulations, called the production safety systems rule and the well control rule, arguing they are too restrictive. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will revise the production safety systems rule on Friday, and will likely do the same to the ...
An alternative to a potentially deadly chemical found in common paint strippers is facing hurdles to reach consumers. CBS News' Anna Werner reported last month on the deaths of dozens of people who used methylene chloride. The EPA indefinitely postponed a ban on that chemical last month, proposed ...
You would think that it would be a no-brainer to fix such a simple drafting error, but that's without reckoning on the power of content industry lobbyists, who responded to an inquiry on the safe harbor provision earlier this year by urging the government not to close this loophole. Sure enough, a dozen years ...
Wisconsin's state legislators are giving an early holiday gift to industry lobbyists this year -- the repeal of Wisconsin's Air Toxic Regulations (SB 459/AB 587). Wisconsin's Air Toxic Regulations enable monitoring of the pollutants most closely tied to negative health consequences and provide the tools ...
The advocates suspect tech-industry lobbyists are behind the new approach. In late November, more than 30 anti-sex-trafficking groups and activists, including Rights4Girls, Shared Hope International, consumer Watchdog, and Cindy McCain sent a letter to members of the House to "express our objection ...
Luling native Mark Menezes, energy industry lobbyist, named Energy Dept. undersecretary. Updated December 10, 2017 at 10:24 PM ; Posted December 9, 2017 at 3:43 PM. Luling native Mark Menezes is the new under secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy. ( U.S. Department of Energy ). Comment. 0 shares.

What do cold beer, guns and solar panels have in common? The answer is that the Legislature decided various issues related to these matters based on the interests of donors and Lobbyists as opposed the best interests of the citizens of Indiana. Ask yourself, if people can buy beer at a convenience store, ...
With a new federal tax code on the way, now's the time for the Nebraska Legislature to find ways to make state and local taxes and government spending more competitive, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry lobbyist Jamie Karl said Thursday. "It's time to put pen to paper and see what can be done ...
Corporate executives and industry lobbyists started cheering this month before the ink had even dried on a decision by the Trump Administration's National Labor Relations Board overturning an Obama-era "joint employer" standard. This standard, they had feared, would make it easier for employees to ...
No doubt, Pruitt's EPA feels under siege from groups like PEER. But the environmentalists are correct to say it strains credulity to believe the Superfund report itself represents the full work product that led to the revised procedures. Were industry lobbyists in these meetings? What were their contributions to ...
Wisconsin's state legislators are giving an early holiday gift to industry lobbyists this year -- the repeal of Wisconsin's Air Toxic Regulations (SB 459/AB 587). Wisconsin's Air Toxic Regulations enable monitoring of the pollutants most closely tied to negative health consequences and provide the tools ...
Luling native Mark Menezes, energy industry lobbyist, named Energy Dept. undersecretary. Updated December 10, 2017 at 10:24 PM ; Posted December 9, 2017 at 3:43 PM. Luling native Mark Menezes is the new under secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy. ( U.S. Department of Energy ). Comment. 0 shares.
He also managed Green's 1976 campaign for lieutenant governor. Johnson notes rather dryly that he and Green had somewhat different views on accepting freebies. But he and Green remained friends. Although Johnson would continue to practice law, he also became a major business lobbyist from 1978 ...
business lobbyists argue that keeping the corporate AMT would make it harder for tech companies to claim tax credits for research and development spending and for banks to claim credits for investing in troubled U.S. areas. It also could undermine the international-tax structure Republicans created ...
Tim Pawlenty as well suited to get back into politics and well connected in Washington, after his stint as a banking industry lobbyist. "Tim Pawlenty would be at the top of my list for potential Republicans," said Jacobs, who also thinks Republican U.S. House Rep. Erik Paulsen is a possible GOP candidate.
The sale of "existing" - or second hand - residential premises, even if they are not subject to GST, are also expected to be caught by the reporting requirements. industry lobbyists are expected to continue to push for changes to the legislation and regulations during next year's parliamentary debates.
Ethics complaint filed against Wolf aide who's married to gas industry lobbyist. December 7, 2017 | 3:10 PM. By Marie Cusick. Comments Off; email · Tweet · FILE: Governor Tom Wolf's deputy chief of staff Yesenia Bane, speaking at natural gas. Marie Cusick / StateImpact Pennsylvania. FILE: Governor Tom Wolf's deputy ...
Initially, the latest iteration of the US dietary guidelines was planned to include an environmental Sustainability portion, but it was quashed by food-industry lobbyists and lawmakers supportive of the industry. In analyzing the potential environmental effects of dietary recommendations, the scientists used a ...
Elizabeth Esty says Republicans are catering to gun industry lobbyists by combining a bill on background checks with one making it easier to carry concealed guns across state lines. Esty, who represents Newtown, Connecticut, calls the GOP maneuver "an insult to the folks in Sandy Hook," a Newtown ...
And yet, time and time again, the idea that net neutrality hurt sector investment is repeated by telecom industry lobbyists, policy vessels, and loyal lawmakers, then printed and re-printed by countless media outlets as undeniable fact. But the net neutrality investment canard isn't the only claim that remains ...
Yet still, this misguided approach enjoys strong support from copyright industry lobbyists. Switzerland has recently bent to this pressure, with a proposal to mandate automatic filtering to prevent infringing content from being re-uploaded. So the European Parliament's vote on Article 13 is important to put a ...
In 2010, the year after the Caperton decision, the state court adopted rules proposed by Wisconsin business lobbyists that made recusal voluntary. It's up to each individual judge to decide whether to recuse himself or herself. There's no formal trigger denoting circumstances that would require a judge to step aside.
She claims that carbon dioxide is a harmless "plant nutrient" and conceded she was unfamiliar with basic scientific principles related to climate change, such as the fact sea water expands as it gets warmer. Wheeler is a former coal-industry lobbyist selected to serve as the second-highest ranking official at ...
Since its inception in 2010, industry lobbyists and their allies in Congress have repeatedly tried to stymie, defund and even outright kill the agency. While the bureau will surely have many more attacks to weather in coming years, attempts to weaken the CFPB only seem to drive new and passionate ...
A Democratic lawmaker from Delaware County says the current debate over the severance tax is unduly influenced by the natural gas industry, which has spent millions lobbying lawmakers. With more than 200 gas industry lobbyists registered in Harrisburg, State Rep. Greg Vitali says the industry has ...
"I'm trying to undo the work of industry lobbyists around Capitol Hill," he said. Sullenberger cited a 2010 aviation safety law passed after public pressure following a fatal airline crash in Buffalo, New York, in February 2009. The law resulted in "improved pilot experience standards" and addressed pilot ...
Lobbyists in key positions with the U.S. Department of the Interior now number 13, making the nation's public lands agency a leading example of President Donald Trump's policy of filling government posts with former advocates for special interests. At the Department of agriculture, a pesticide lobbyist is ...
In fact, Pruitt continues to fill his senior ranks with fossil fuel industry lobbyists and donors, while shutting agency experts out of decision-making ...
It's time for Republican lawmakers to wake up and remember who they work for: not industry lobbyists and special interests, but the American ...
... passed a bill crafted by the pharmaceutical industry lobbyist and presented by a Republican legislator which crippled governmental oversight ...
... issue -- from physicians and representatives of the local Boys and Girls Club to an e-cigarette lounge owner and vapor industry lobbyist.
industry lobbyists have raised the specter of the registry creating a "Craigslist for predators." State Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) is proposing ...
"During the eight years of the Obama administration, business lobbyists often found the gates to the White House closed tight. They are open ...
Billy Tauzin, R-La., caused an uproar when he quit Congress to become the top drug-industry lobbyist right after he helped to write and pass ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - During the eight years of the Obama administration, business lobbyists often found the gates to the White House closed tight.
We reported a few days ago on the news that US House Republicans introduced a proposal to scrap the federal plug-in electric vehicle tax ...
... up their efforts to kind of plug that hole," said Kelley Turek, an executive policy director at industry lobbyist America's health insurance Plans.
Looming over these ideological disagreements are industry lobbyists, who exercise an unhealthy degree of influence within the current debate ...
"Finally Scott Pruitt can get his marching orders directly in person from chemical industry lobbyists who, up until now, he's only met over the ...


 

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