Patton Boggs’ Vicki Cram and Pamela Welsh filed a new registration for the City of Portland (Ore.), while a team at Clark & Weinstock disclosed new client Hyundai Motor Co.
Lobbying on the Net
The open internet advocacy group Public Knowledge has dubbed this Thursday “Internet Strikes Back Day,” as it seeks to rally public support to prevent lawmakers from rolling back net neutrality rules recently approved by the Federal Communications Commission.
The group is asking people to call lawmakers to oppose GOP-sponsored legislation that will be considered by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.
Public Knowledge, which supports net neutrality rules that bar Internet providers from slowing down or blocking content, has set up a website that allows visitors to sign up for action alerts and to download an Internet Strikes Back badge for websites.
The net neutrality issue has pitted some telecommunications companies, including Verizon, against high-tech companies such as Google that provide web content.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, speaks with reporters in the Capitol after a speech on the Senate floor that accused the CIA of searching computers set up for Congressional staff for their research of interrogation programs.