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Legislation Lobbyists

  • WASHINGTON LOBBYIST TONY PODESTA HAS STEPPED DOWN FROM HIS LOBBYING FIRM PODESTA GROUP- SOURCE FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Paul Manafort, a businessman and long-time Republican Party operative, surrendered on Monday to the FBI to face the first charges produced by a special counsel investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Manafort and his associate Rick Gates were indicted by a federal grand jury.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Paul Manafort, a businessman and long-time Republican Party operative, surrendered on Monday to the FBI to face the first charges produced by a special counsel investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Manafort and his associate Rick Gates were indicted by a federal grand jury.

  • In an interview with Reuters, Ryan urged Congress to move quickly to enact tax legislation, saying the country needs faster economic growth soon and the overhaul effort will begin to face its toughest challenges. Lobbyists, often referred to as " K Street" after the downtown Washington street that houses many lobbying firms, will soon swarm Capitol Hill to defend...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Hundreds of government employees file in and out of the U.S. agency for auto safety in Washington every working day, investigating potentially dangerous vehicles and managing a $900 million annual budget. Eight months into Trumps presidency, senior positions in many government agencies across Washington remain vacant, including roles at...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- President Donald Trump on Thursday named Andrew Wheeler, a coal industry lobbyist and former congressional staffer, as his pick for deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, prompting contrasting reactions from industry and environmental groups. The EPA said in a statement Wheeler had spent four years at the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 4- The U.S. Interior Department this week will try again to delay parts of an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, a rule Congress upheld earlier in the year, a document showed on Wednesday. The rule, finalized by the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management two months before former...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 4- The U.S. Interior Department this week will try again to delay parts of an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, a rule Congress upheld earlier in the year, a document showed on Wednesday. The rule, finalized by the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management two months before former...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 4- The U.S. Interior Department this week will propose delaying parts of an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, a rule Congress upheld earlier in the year, a document showed on Wednesday. The rule, finalized by the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management two months before former...

  • Tax reform proposals of past years from both political parties have targeted the break people get for 401 s because it is a gigantic source of untaxed money perhaps more than $580 billion over five years, according to a 2016 Joint Committee on Taxation estimate. The Tax Policy Center suggests that Congress needs to find $2.4 trillion over 10 years to avoid...

  • About 95 percent of American businesses are pass-throughs such as sole proprietorships, partnerships and S-corporations, according to the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. President Donald Trump is slated to travel to Indiana on Wednesday and unveil a tax "framework" that has been in the works for more than eight months, meant to move toward...

  • Sprint's new hire, Ballard Partners, will lobby on "general government policies and regulations," according to the disclosure, which did not include financial details. In the first six months of 2017, the wireless provider spent $1.2 million on lobbying in Washington, according to disclosure filings earlier this year. In 2011, the Justice Department and the FCC...

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren has lifted her hold on President Donald Trump's pick to run the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, a move that will allow the Senate to vote to confirm Makan Delrahim, a senior Republican aide said on Friday. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, had met with Delrahim early in September where she pressed him about her concerns about...

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren has lifted her hold on President Donald Trump's pick to run the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, a move that will allow the Senate to vote to confirm Makan Delrahim, a senior Republican aide said on Friday. Delrahim, a veteran of the Justice Department and a lobbyist, has been nominated to be assistant attorney general.

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren has lifted her hold on President Donald Trump's pick to run the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, a move that will allow the Senate to vote to confirm Makan Delrahim, a senior Republican aide said on Friday. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, had met with Delrahim early in September where she pressed him about her concerns about...

  • Ballard Partners will lobby on "general government policies and regulations," according to the disclosure, which did not include financial details. In the first six months of 2017, the wireless provider spent $1.2 million on lobbying in Washington, according to disclosure filings earlier this year. A lobbyist listed as the Ballard Partners contact on the...

  • LIMA, Sept 15- Peru's opposition-controlled Congress ousted center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's cabinet in a vote of no-confidence early on Friday, pitching the copper-producing Andean country into its worst political crisis in years. Under Peru's constitution, if Congress does not deliver a president a vote of confidence for his cabinets...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 5- U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Tuesday that he and President Donald Trump are in full agreement on the NAFTA trade pact's problems and believes that Trump will support any final modernization deal that he negotiates. After closing out five days of talks in Mexico City, Lighthizer said that he considers Trump's views in...

  • *Overhaul could free up 20 bln euros a year. BRUSSELS, Sept 5- European Union banks facing increasing competition from financial technology firms could find it easier to invest in software under rule changes being discussed with regulators. "The Commission services are in a dialog with stakeholders to gain a better understanding of the interaction between...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- When the U.S. Congress returns from summer vacation on Tuesday, for the first time in years gutting Obamacare will not be the main order of business on the healthcare agenda. The Children's Health Insurance Program must be reauthorized by a vote of Congress by Sept. 30. Republicans in Congress spent six months trying to make good on a seven-year...