July 11, 2014

K Street Files Archive

Coffees, Cocktails for Cantor Staffers

Reality has set in for aides to outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and it looks something like this: coffee and cocktails with headhunters, lobbyists, chiefs of staff, old friends and business contacts. In short, anyone who can help in the job search.

Unemployment Extension Cause Has Invisible Lobby | K Street Files

Walk through the Capitol South Metro station and you’ll pass SoftBank ads that festoon the walls — but you won’t see a campaign for the 3 million people hoping Congress will pass an unemployment insurance extension.

Big Business' Summer Agenda | K Street Files

Big business’ summer agenda on Capitol Hill reads like one big do-over.

Obama's Unlobbyists | K Street Files

In the past week, reporters — like me — have pored over the most recent lobbying disclosures. We’re looking for stories about the revenue patterns at K Street’s notable shops.

Obama's Unlobbyists | K Street Files

In the past week, reporters — like me — have pored over the most recent lobbying disclosures. We’re looking for stories about the revenue patterns at K Street’s notable shops.

Groups Try to Mute the Comcast Lobby | K Street Files

Just what will a “Comcastic” lobbying budget buy you? A growing coalition of consumer groups hopes “not a new merger” is the answer.

Revenge of the Little Shops | K Street Files

For three years in a row, the total amount of on-the-record federal lobbying cash has slumped. For three years in a row, Thorn Run Partners’ piece of that total has jumped.

The State of K Street | K Street Files

No one expects a boom in the lobbying business this year. But out of the dysfunction and stalemate of 2013, K Streeters see signs of potential work in select areas, including a revival for an old standby: appropriations.

K Street Files: Former Obama Health Care Guru Heads to K Street

Who says Obama insiders don’t go to K Street?

K Street Files: Hertling Heads to Covington; Patton Boggs Sets Up in Dubai

Veteran congressional aide Richard Hertling, most recently staff director and chief counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, is joining Covington & Burling’s global public policy and government affairs practice.

K Street Files: CEOs Lobby for Tax Reform

Twenty-one CEOs of some of the country’s biggest companies had a message Monday for members of Congress. They want comprehensive tax reform, and that’s no April Fools’ joke.

K Street Files: Former Hoyer Aide to Lead Drug Group Lobbying

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association has filled a prescription for its top lobbyist: Melissa Schulman, a longtime lobbyist with the Bockorny Group and a former congressional aide to Democratic members, will serve as the group’s senior vice president of government affairs.

K Street Files: A Mile-High Client and Kildee's Continuing Cause

The city and county of Denver has a new lobbying firm on retainer: Greenberg Traurig.

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K Street Files: Bono Mack Lands Lobbying Gig

Former Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., who lost her bid for an eighth full term in November, has joined FaegreBD Consulting as a senior vice president, the firm announced Tuesday.

K Street Files: FTI Consulting Snaps Up C2 Group

The C2 Group is off the market.

K Street Files: Mercury Shop Adds Rehberg

Former Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., is setting up shop at the lobbying and communications firm Mercury/Clark & Weinstock.

K Street Files: Ex-Rep. Berman Goes to Covington

Former Rep. Howard L. Berman, the California Democrat who lost a bitter and costly congressional race in November to fellow incumbent Rep. Brad Sherman, is joining the law and lobbying firm Covington & Burling, the firm will announce Thursday.

K Street Files: Under Attack, Gamers Add In-House Lobbyists

The Entertainment Software Association, the video game lobby, has added a new bipartisan duo to its roster: Ali Amirhooshmand and Danielle Rodman are joining the group as directors of federal government affairs.

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K Street Files: Brown Joins Law Firm

The Boston office of law and lobbying firm Nixon Peabody has nabbed former Sen. Scott P. Brown, R-Mass., as counsel.

K Street Files: Cassidy Lands Recurring Role in 'House of Cards'

The opening credits of Netflix’s inside-the-Beltway show “House of Cards” offer glimpses of iconic D.C. spots such as the Capitol, the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover Building and statues of soldiers on horses.