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Given the changes in campaign finance laws this election, it is more useful to look at top contributing companies, many of whom are multi-national, crossing over multiple industries, rather than at total contributions from specific industries. Gradually, a picture of campaign influence starts to emerge. No doubt it will change as the campaign progresses through […]
It’s safe to say, lobbyists will play a greater role than ever in the 2016 presidential election. As the process evolves, following changes to fundraising laws, top lobbying firms are able to participate at higher levels of involvement and, therefore, advance their issues and causes more effectively. Inevitably, dollar signs are mounting up behind candidates […]
Congressional Climate Bill Tracking June 29, 2015 H.R. 255 – Next Generation American Manufacturing Act of 2015 S. 177 – Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 H.R. 522 -Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies H.R. 612 To preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or […]
Congressional Climate Bill Tracking June 22, 2015 H.R. 255 – Next Generation American Manufacturing Act of 2015 S. 177 – Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 H.R. 522 – Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies H.R. 612 – To preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, […]
Business owners have invested a lot into their companies. Not only do they employ many people who help make their business a success, many owners also have a team that helps them make important decisions regarding the industry they’re a part of. What happens, however, when a new law affects that industry? Fortunately, business owners […]
In many ways, lobbyists are the most direct link—aside from the vote—between voters and their elected representatives. They are hired by interest groups, like businesses, corporations, or associations. What Lobbyists Do Washington DC lobbyists work to convey the concerns of certain groups of Americans to Congress members and others in the U.S. government. Advocating on […]
You hear the term all the time on television, but what is a lobbyist, and what does he or she do? How does a lobbyist influence the daily operation of the government? By understanding the role that lobbyists play in our lives, you’ll be better able to sort through what you hear from the media […]
By Catherine Ho Four years ago, Paul Kanitra opened up a one-man lobby shop whose business model was nicknamed by some as “McLobbying” — he charged clients no more than $2,995 a month (compared with a typical K Street retainer of $15,000) to lobby on their issues in Washington. Today, the firm has grown to […]
At 34-years old, Kanitra has enough experience in the world of lobbying to know the game, but is not so old as to be stuck in the rut of business as usual that seems to capture so many K Streeters. “Lobbying is not progressive,” he told me. “It’s very much a closed off old boys club. The business hasn’t changed much since electricity came to Washington.” Kanitra’s firm Lobbyit.com however, is looking to change all that. In Kanitra’s own words, Lobbyit.com is the WalMart of government relations to Patton Bogg’s Bloomingdales.
VIDEO: Lobbyit.com partnered with Voice of America – China for this inside look into the lobbying profession. The video showcases not only the fastest growing lobbying firm on Capitol Hill, but how their lobbyists are able to effect change in the halls of Congress.