Lobbying

Proposed FDA Restrictions on E-Cigarettes Spark Lobbying

Companies that make e-cigarettes are waging a charm offensive as the federal government moves to crack down on their products, deploying lobbyists to convince policymakers they are capable of policing themselves.

Leading e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. has five firms on retainer and three in-house lobbyists.

Lobbyists Profit from Trump and Senate’s Shortened Summer Break

Many of Washington’s top lobbying firms rode a wave of increasing revenue in the third-quarter of 2018, staying busy during a summer when President Donald Trump and the Senate refused to take much of a vacation.

Lucrative Saudi Lobbying Ties Fray as Anger Over Khashoggi Rises

Saudi Arabia faces a reckoning in Washington over the disappearance and possible slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with high-profile lobbying firms hired to burnish the country’s image now distancing themselves from the kingdom.

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Kavanaugh Fight Draws Millions in Lobbying Dollars on Both Sides

Advocacy groups have spent millions trying to sway the Senate fight over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — part of an increasingly acrimonious and partisan judicial confirmation process.

Organizations such as the Judicial Crisis Network on the right and groups advocating liberal causes such as abortion rights have been buying up TV airtime and deploying lobbyists to Capitol Hill.

Outside-Group Congressional Ad Buys Top $10 Million in April

Campaign spending fueled by big donors is shaping key congressional primaries and special elections across the country while setting the stage for multi-million-dollar battles in key midterm races in the fall.

Podesta Veterans Quickly Rebound on K Street After Firm’s Demise

The collapse of K Street powerhouse Podesta Group last year spawned at least five new firms, which have quickly become among the most successful lobbying startups.

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Lobbying on ‘dreamers’ ramps up, with protections set to end

The status of young undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children is one of the top issues Congress is weighing as it wraps up business for the year — and could even force a shutdown.

New clients generate a fifth of lobby firm revenue: BGOV OnPoint

Finding new clients should be a priority for lobbying firms as about a fifth of lobbying revenue originated from recent registrations.

Flood insurance lobbying soars as program expiration looms

The number of groups lobbying on flood insurance jumped 51 percent in the second quarter of 2017 from the same time last year, as Congress ramped up work on renewing a federal program key to the lenders, insurers and other businesses operating in flood-prone communities.

Top corporate lobbying spending increased 7.7% in Q1

How has the lobbying world reacted to the prospect of a Republican Congress and White House working together? Companies are spending more, while associations are spending less.