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Former SC Governor, Congressman Mark Sanford Joins Lobbying Firm
Lobbying
Former SC Governor, Congressman Mark Sanford Joins Lobbying Firm
2021-03-30 17:03:50
by Dan McCue

Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor who served two stints in Congress and briefly ran against Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for president, is joining a lobbying firm. Shumaker Advisors, which announced Sanford’s hiring on Tuesday, said he... Read More

New Firm Seeks to Advance Moderate-Driven, Bipartisan Policy Solutions
Public Policy
New Firm Seeks to Advance Moderate-Driven, Bipartisan Policy Solutions
2021-02-08 18:31:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A new lobbying firm in town hopes to seize what its principals call a "unique opportunity" to advance moderate-driven, bipartisan policy solutions on Capitol Hill and beyond. Called the SMART Policy Group, the firm brings together more than... Read More

US Probing Potential Bribery, Lobbying Scheme for Pardon
Political News
US Probing Potential Bribery, Lobbying Scheme for Pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political contribution in exchange for clemency, according to... Read More

McConnell’s Coronavirus Business Liability Pledge Sparks Lobbying Frenzy
Congress
McConnell’s Coronavirus Business Liability Pledge Sparks Lobbying Frenzy

WASHINGTON — Republicans say they won’t support a new coronavirus relief bill unless it protects business owners from lawsuits related to COVID-19 exposure, sparking a lobbying frenzy from business groups hoping to get their industry or priority into the bill.... Read More

Pentagon Looks to Undo Parts of McCain Anti-Lobbying Law
Lobbying
Pentagon Looks to Undo Parts of McCain Anti-Lobbying Law

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has quietly asked Congress to reverse key parts of a recent law that tightened the rules governing retired Defense Department officials influencing their former government colleagues on behalf of defense contractors. Three years ago, Washington enacted... Read More

Former National Intelligence Director Coats Rejoins Law Firm
In The News
Former National Intelligence Director Coats Rejoins Law Firm
2019-10-15 19:55:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Former National Intelligence Director Dan Coats has rejoined the King & Spalding law firm and serves as a senior policy advisor on its D.C.-based national security team. “Our clients around the world benefit from the insight of our... Read More

To Rein in Cities, Texas Tries to Ban Their Lobbying
Lobbying
To Rein in Cities, Texas Tries to Ban Their Lobbying

AUSTIN, Texas — The five lobbyists at Focused Advocacy represent more than 20 Texas cities before the legislature. The firm tracked 3,300 municipal-related bills during this year’s 140-day session, and the walls of its downtown Austin offices are decorated with... Read More

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