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Janie Lorber covers lobbying and influence for Roll Call. Prior to joining the team, she spent two years as a news clerk in the New York Times’s Washington bureau, where she covered politics and pretty much any other story she could get her paws on. Janie’s work has appeared in Newsday, as well as the Times’ business and national sections.
She is a graduate of Duke University and is happiest while running races, climbing mountains or skiing fresh powder.
Lorber no longer works for Roll Call.
A labor group representing hospital workers is appealing to members of Congress and staffers to mitigate the effects of sequester cuts on Medicare hospital reimbursements.
Labor unions, Latino organizations and human rights groups are launching a nationwide grass-roots lobbying campaign to urge Congress — particularly members of the Senate’s immigration working group — to include a path to citizenship for undocumented workers in any immigration rewrite.
Organizing for Action is planning its first official mobilization in support of President Barack Obama’s proposals to curtail gun violence.
One of the nation’s most prominent abortion rights groups is working to remake its image in response to concern that it may be overtaken by a growing cadre of young anti-abortion activists.
The Aerospace Industries Association, which has waged a two-year campaign to fight automatic defense cuts imposed by Congress, plans to add staff to its lobbying and communications divisions and is ramping up its messaging with fewer than four weeks before the ax is set to fall.
The Obama administration may not be outwardly keen on lobbyists, but plenty of K Streeters showed up to fete the start of the president’s second term at the Ford Motor Co. inaugural gala on Monday.
Updated: Jan. 23, 8:40 a.m. | It may have been a do-little Congress, but lobbyists of all stripes made their presence felt on Capitol Hill this past year.
Organizing for Action, the nonprofit that officially launches Tuesday, will immediately begin pressing lawmakers to support the Obama administration’s proposals on gun control and a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, the group’s leaders said Sunday.
A Texas restaurateur and longtime Republican faced an uncomfortable question from one of his Latino cooks: “How can you be a Republican when Republicans hate Hispanics?” the employee asked in 2011, as the party’s presidential hopefuls battled for the nomination.
Gun control activists are readying a major district-by-district effort in the hope of pushing parts of President Barack Obama’s plan to address gun violence through Congress.
With an overhaul of entitlement programs possible on the horizon, the Business Roundtable is flexing its muscle on Social Security and Medicare.
The National Rifle Association issued an urgent appeal to its members Tuesday, asking them to “renew or upgrade” as the Obama administration prepared to release a proposal to stem gun violence.
Ilyse Hogue, a former staffer for Media Matters for America and MoveOn.org, will join NARAL Pro-Choice America as its president, the organization announced Monday.
New York’s growing wine industry has home state Sen. Charles E. Schumer to thank for two spots on the inaugural luncheon menu.
Former Rep. Steven C. LaTourette — the high-profile moderate Ohio Republican who blamed gridlock and political infighting for his retirement — will not stray far from the Capitol Dome.
The state of the tea party evokes Mark Twain: Reports of its death were an exaggeration.
Sen. Michael D. Crapo pleaded guilty Friday to a drunken driving charge and has been banned from the road for the year.
The National Rifle Association got what it aimed for Friday: With one news conference, the powerful gun lobby seems to have shifted the national dialogue — even if just momentarily — away from gun-control measures.
In the aftermath of the Dec. 14 massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Mayors Against Illegal Guns earned the support of 13 more mayors, including several Republicans, raised tens of thousands of dollars, and lined up dozens of celebrities and technology executives to promote its cause.
Amid an outpouring of condolences after last week’s deadly shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, the reaction from one gun-rights group stood out.
Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas learned last week that he and three other Republicans were stripped of key committees assignments by the House Steering Committee, which is under the control of Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio.
A coalition of Latino advocacy groups will begin grading members of Congress on their efforts to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, leaders said during a Wednesday press conference.
Online town hall meetings worked so well for the winner of “The Bachelorette” that Speaker John A. Boehner is willing to give them a try.
FreedomWorks is trying to turn back time.
Washington’s think tanks are morphing into powerful activist organizations, blurring a longtime distinction between academia and advocacy.