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

Aggregate Use of FEC Data on PAC Contributors Okay, Agency Says
Elections
Aggregate Use of FEC Data on PAC Contributors Okay, Agency Says
2021-02-26 20:29:31
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - An independent political committee's use of aggregate contribution data related to PACs does not run afoul of the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Federal Elections Commission said.  Full Employment Now-Political Action Committee is an independent expenditure-only political committee that engages... 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

Biden Victories Calm the Waters as Sanders’ Ship Founders
Political News
Biden Victories Calm the Waters as Sanders’ Ship Founders
2020-03-06 23:16:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Joe Biden's string of Super Tuesday victories has temporarily calmed fears about what a Bernie Sanders nomination or actual presidency might mean for the Washington establishment. But longtime members of the city's downtown community -... Read More

Giuliani Faces US Probe on Campaign Finance, Lobbying Breaches
Political News
Giuliani Faces US Probe on Campaign Finance, Lobbying Breaches

WASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is being investigated by federal prosecutors for possible campaign finance violations and a failure to register as a foreign agent as part of an active investigation into his financial dealings, according... Read More

Craig Seeks Lifetime Ban On Lobbying By Former Members Of Congress
Political News
Craig Seeks Lifetime Ban On Lobbying By Former Members Of Congress
2019-07-11 20:22:16
by Elin Johnson

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of Congress from both parties. *** WASHINGTON - Representative Angie Craig, D-Minn., has proposed legislation that would ban former Members of... Read More

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