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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.