Feb. 6, 2016

Janie Lorber


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.

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Stories by Janie Lorber:

Pressure Points: The Sequester and Medicare Reimbursements

Feb. 26, 2013

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.

Immigration Advocates Target Senate's 'Gang of Eight'

Feb. 19, 2013

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 America Plans 'National Day of Action' to Mobilize Grass Roots on Guns

Feb. 13, 2013

Organizing for Action is planning its first official mobilization in support of President Barack Obama’s proposals to curtail gun violence.

Abortion Rights Group Strives for Youthful Image

Feb. 12, 2013

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.

Defense Industry Braces for Sequester While Publicly Urging Alternatives to Cuts

Feb. 4, 2013

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.

K Street Files: At Start of Second Term, Lobbyists Get Over Obama's Cold Shoulder

Jan. 22, 2013

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.

Interests' Presence Felt In 2012, Filings Show

Jan. 22, 2013

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.

Obama Volunteers Chart Future of Grass-Roots Group

Jan. 20, 2013

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.

GOP Groups Urge Moderate Stance on Immigration

Jan. 19, 2013

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.

Activists Mobilize to Enact Parts of Obama Gun Plan

Jan. 16, 2013

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.

K Street Files: Business Roundtable Weighs In on Entitlements

Jan. 16, 2013

With an overhaul of entitlement programs possible on the horizon, the Business Roundtable is flexing its muscle on Social Security and Medicare.

NRA Launches Urgent Appeal Ahead of White House Gun Proposal

Jan. 15, 2013

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.

K Street Files: Media Matters, MoveOn Adviser Takes Reins at NARAL

Jan. 14, 2013

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 Wines Land Prized Spot on Inaugural Menu

Jan. 9, 2013

New York’s growing wine industry has home state Sen. Charles E. Schumer to thank for two spots on the inaugural luncheon menu.

LaTourette Signs on as Lobbyist, PAC Director

Jan. 8, 2013

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.

Tea Party Re-Flexes Its Muscle

Jan. 7, 2013

The state of the tea party evokes Mark Twain: Reports of its death were an exaggeration.

Crapo Pleads Guilty to DUI Charge in Virginia

Jan. 4, 2013

Sen. Michael D. Crapo pleaded guilty Friday to a drunken driving charge and has been banned from the road for the year.

NRA Proposal Shifts Focus of Gun Debate

Dec. 21, 2012

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.

Mayors, Brady Group Try to Swing Pendulum on Guns

Dec. 18, 2012

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.

Gun Group's Rhetoric Signals Tough Road for Legislation

Dec. 17, 2012

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.

Huelskamp Sounds Off on Losing Committee Spots

Dec. 13, 2012

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.

Latino Groups Say They'll Give Lawmakers Grades on Immigration Overhaul Efforts

Dec. 12, 2012

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.

Startup Signs Boehner, Cantor for Online Town Halls

Dec. 11, 2012

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.

Time-Traveling Tea Party

Dec. 10, 2012

FreedomWorks is trying to turn back time.

Think Tanks or Partisan Advocates? Distinction Is Getting Harder to See

Dec. 8, 2012

Washington’s think tanks are morphing into powerful activist organizations, blurring a longtime distinction between academia and advocacy.

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