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Five lobbyists at Williams & Jensen are leaving to set up their own bipartisan shop, Alignment Government Strategies.
The Supreme Court has made pretty clear that putting your money where your mouth is deserves broad protection as a form of free political speech. The justices are about to consider whether outright lying in a campaign deserves a similar First Amendment shield.
Rep. Vance McAllister is showing every sign hes hunkering down in hopes of saving his nascent political life. But recent House history signals that its going to be a futile pursuit.
A potential agreement on a long-stalled House GOP proposal to streamline federal job training programs is emerging as a possible linchpin for a deal on a five-month extension of expired unemployment benefits.
Congressional Republicans who support the administrations free-trade agenda are pleading for President Barack Obama to make the issue a top priority.
In pursuing its lofty international trade agenda, the Obama administration has been courting labor unions, long the strongest supporters of the president but also perhaps the strongest skeptics of expanded free trade.
Its as a colleague said, the end of an era. Robert Zirkelbach, the long-time chief flack at Americas Health Insurance Plans, is heading to another titan of the industry, the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of America.
Abbott Laboratories has a new chief federal lobbyist.
House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions of Texas and other senior Republicans are pushing proposals to tie the extension of emergency unemployment insurance to jobs measures and the extension of some tax breaks in an attempt to bring the plan to the House floor.
Like so many legislative arguments, this weeks intensified debate about the gender gap in wages has been obscured by a fight over which side has the better statistics.
The Air Forces space program is facing tough scrutiny on Capitol Hill as influential lawmakers in both parties publicly question the services commitment to competition in the increasingly lucrative area of satellite launches.
The Pentagon has launched a review to determine whether using a Russian-built rocket engine to launch military satellites has any national security implications, following Russias seizure and annexation of Crimea.
Q. I was amazed to see last month that longtime Fiesta Bowl official John Junker was sentenced to time in federal prison. Hes been a respected member of the community for decades, and I have a hard time fathoming that he would do anything that warrants time in prison. He does not seem like a criminal to me, and from what Im told, he was accused of breaking rules about how to raise money for political campaigns. Can you really go to jail for that?
Hes sounding politically tone deaf, of course, but on the merits Rep. James P. Moran has a solid case to make about congressional compensation.
Bike sharing systems would be among the winners under draft legislation extending a laundry list of tax incentives that Senate tax writers approved last week.