| March 7, 2013, 10:55 a.m.
The Podesta Group this week launched a new company, Global Solutions. Arturo Sarukhan, a former Mexican ambassador to the United States, will serve as its chairman.
| March 6, 2013, 9:42 a.m.
Former Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., will join the global public policy and government affairs practice at Covington & Burling, the firm announced Wednesday.
| March 5, 2013, 4:17 p.m.
Public Citizen and several progressive groups filed a complaint Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission, calling on the agency to take action against Chevron Corp. for $2.5 million the energy company gave to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican super PAC.
| March 5, 2013, 9:26 a.m.
Calls to increase the minimum wage by President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress have triggered pre-emptive action on both sides of the debate.
| March 1, 2013, 9:28 p.m.
The lobbying and law firm Patton Boggs, the city’s biggest K Street practice, laid off 30 lawyers and 35 other employees including more than 20 people in Washington, D.C., according to multiple news reports Friday.
| March 1, 2013, 4:09 p.m.
Former Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., announced Friday that he is setting up an Omaha consulting and government affairs shop called Heartland Strategy Group.
| Feb. 27, 2013, 2:44 p.m.
At the height of D.C.’s spring tourist season, visitors may very well witness something bizarre: A flock of activists dressed as $100 bills running from K Street to Capitol Hill.
| Feb. 26, 2013, 6:18 p.m.
Congress and the White House, like most of K Street, may be consumed with the latest fiscal crisis. But even though a carbon tax seems like a policy relic from the past, the National Association of Manufacturers has decided to keep the heat on against the possibility.
| Feb. 26, 2013, 4:14 p.m.
Katherine Lugar, a top lobbyist at the Retail Industry Leaders Association, will take the helm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association starting April 17 and plans to step up the group’s lobbying profile.
| Feb. 21, 2013, 3:24 p.m.
The gun safety and gun control lobbying group Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has brought on the well-connected Democratic firm Elmendorf Ryan, the organization announced.
| Feb. 19, 2013, 3:28 p.m.
Business and labor don’t agree on all that much, but representatives of the two sectors have joined to collaborate on the Partnership for Multiemployer Retirement Security. The partnership on Tuesday released a report, billed as offering private sector solutions, to help shore up ailing pension plans.
| Feb. 14, 2013, 3:25 p.m.
The Campaign to Fix the Debt has added new names to the club of former lawmakers on its newly created Congressional Fiscal Leadership Council.
| Feb. 12, 2013, 11:33 a.m.
Two longtime aides to ex-Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., opened their own lobbying shop this month.
| Feb. 12, 2013, 11:07 a.m.
An A-list of seasoned Democratic strategists will head the Washington office of Americans for Responsible Solutions, the new gun safety group and super PAC set up by ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband, Mark Kelly.
| Jan. 31, 2013, 10:47 a.m.
Edwina Rogers, the ex-wife of BGR lobbyist Ed Rogers, has filed a lawsuit against the couple’s former accountant, alleging breach of contract, professional negligence and infliction of emotional distress, according to recently filed court documents.
| Jan. 31, 2013, 5 a.m.
The House Small Business Committee wants to make it easier for little companies that may lack Washington savvy — and pricey lobbyists — to vent their opinions on federal regulations that will affect them.
| Jan. 29, 2013, 12:17 p.m.
McBee Strategic Consulting has added four new executive vice presidents to its team: Ted Anderson, a former Pentagon official; Bruce Holmes, a retired Navy SEAL; Chelsea Henderson, an ex-policy adviser to former Sen. John Warner, R-Va.; and Dawn Levy O’Donnell, a former Democratic aide on the Senate Finance Committee.
| Jan. 28, 2013, 1:17 p.m.
The K Street-focused Bryce Harlow Foundation announced five new board members Monday: Paul Brathwaite, principal at the Podesta Group; Phil Brady, senior vice president of government affairs for Phillips 66; Peter Davidson, senior vice president for federal affairs at Verizon Communications Inc.; Craig Purser, president and CEO of the National Beer Wholesalers Association; and Angela Riemer, senior director of federal government relations at Pfizer Inc..
| Jan. 22, 2013, 6:16 p.m.
The Obama administration may not be outwardly keen on lobbyists, but plenty of K Streeters showed up to fete the start of the president’s second term at the Ford Motor Co. inaugural gala on Monday.
| Jan. 22, 2013, 10:57 a.m.
Former Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., is joining the public affairs firm Agenda, the outfit announced Tuesday. The firm is also bringing on Ed Schafer, a former secretary of Agriculture and North Dakota governor. Both will be senior advisers.