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.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.