Lobbyists

Tax Reduction and Reform: President Trump Goes After The Swamp

Reducing the tax burden on businesses will encourage long-term investment, make them more competitive and help get our economy growing and creating private sector jobs. This is the tax plan that the American people supported when they elected President Trump, so Speaker Ryan and House Republicans would do well to give it their full support.

President Trump And The First Robin Of Spring

The moral of the story; not everyone who drops a load of dung on you is your enemy, and not everyone who digs you out is your friend.

How Trump's tweets are forcing lobbyists 'out of the shadows'

Jacqueline Klimas, Washington Examiner

In a new administration where the president can take on any government program in a 140-character criticism for all to see, experts say back-room meetings that have dominated D.C. will become less important as defense industry is forced to make their case to the public.

Outing Ray Strauss, the Phony Conservative Running Against Rep. Paul Gosar in AZ-4

The battle in the Republican Primary in Arizona Congressional District 4 is shaping up to be a classic battle between a lobbyist-created RINO, Ray Strauss, who is willing to compromise at every turn and therefore see government continue to grow and liberty continue to recede, and limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Paul Gosar, who like millions of other Americans has said enough is enough, and has established a record of tenaciously fighting every battle to stop the growth of government and to preserve our liberty.

Speaker Paul Ryan's Budget Makes Major Contribution to Trump Campaign

Establishment Republicans, increasingly desperate to derail Trump’s candidacy, seem completely unable to understand how they have made Trump’s rise possible. To simplify it for Speaker Ryan (and Mitch McConnell and all the lobbyists on DC’s K Street) Trump is winning because he’s running against you, not Hillary Clinton; he’s running against your failure to put so much as speed bump in the road of Obama’s fundamental transformation of America.

Business as usual: Ryan taps lobbyist for COS

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Ryan’s decision to surround himself with lobbyists—hiring one as his chief of staff—could be a troubling signal that he’s going to operate just like Boehner did. Boehner’s affinity for lobbyists—something Ryan seems to be following—is something that earned him a reputation unlike any other Speaker in U.S. history.

Scalise & Lobbyists, Donors Rally

Anna Palmer, Politico

Steve Scalise may be on the defensive on Capitol Hill, but he’s still in good standing with K Street donors. Nearly 300 K Streeters flocked to meet Scalise and see his political operation and new fundraising team.

Ex-Cantor Lieutenants Form Lobbyist Biz

Megan R. Wilson, The Hill

Steve Stombres & Kyle Nevins, who served as top lieutenants to former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, are teaming up with John O’Neill, an ex-aide to Trent Lott, to form a new lobbying group, Harbinger Strategies.

Obama’s Lobbyists, Another Broken Promise

Washington Times Editors

Once upon a time, lobbyists were told they would have no place in the Obama admin. Transparency would put an end to business as usual in DC. Now, lobbyists call the shots in this admin and a ‘billionaires club’ writes this administration’s environmental policies.

Lobbyist Advises GOP to Spend Big, Think Small

Streiff, Red State

What GOP estab. lobbyist and consultant John Feehery is not-so subtly pushing is a program of increased gov't spending that Obama will sign into law. He has editorialized in favor of crony capitalism. He's not interested in the future of the U.S. or the GOP. He's interested in lining his wallet.

Billionaires Who Bailed Out K Street

Byron Tau, Politico

Two billionaires are coming to K Street's rescue. GOP donor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and activist-investor William Ackman are spending big on policy fights that have attracted millions to D.C. lobbyists and consultants, including former Obama aides and well-known ex-lawmakers.

Scalise Lets GOP-Estab. Lobbyist Pick Staff

Streiff, Red State

Steve Scalise made a big mistake in letting GOP-E lobbyist John Feehery pick his staff. People are policy. You can’t carry out a conservative agenda opposed to crony capitalism if you allow a DC lobbyist who outwardly disdains everything from cutting goverment waste to homeschooling pick your staff.

Eric Cantor Abandons Constituents; Races to Big Money

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

For Cantor, quitting early doesn’t look good. Cantor gave up his majority leader job July 31, a sensible move, as a lame-duck. But then he immediately announced he wouldn’t serve as a rank-and-file member. It confirms the grassroots skepticism about Congress being full of self-dealers.

Mississippi Voters Stagger Cochran and K Street

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

Unlike Mississippi voters, corporate earmark recipients and their K Street lobbyists are fighting to keep Thad Cochran in office. Liberal GOP lobbyists Haley Barbour and John Feehery count on having Cochran on their side to help them grow the influence (and purses) of their corporate, special interest clients.

Don’t Believe the Establishment GOP on Amnesty

Ted Cruz has it exactly right. Granting “legal status” to those who came here illegally is amnesty. When you legislatively absolve millions of law breakers of their crimes, that’s amnesty and that’s the pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens and the pathway to irrelevance for the Republican Party. Demand that your Member of Congress sign the No Amnesty Pledge. 

Establishment GOP Leaders Take The 30 Pieces Of Silver To Pass Amnesty

The passive, weak-kneed, and principle-free response of the GOP establishment to demands for amnesty for illegal aliens is to be expected of a Party whose leading establishment figures, like Haley Barbour, readily take the 30 pieces of silver from Big Business, rather than fight for American workers, the rule of law and American exceptionalism.

EXCLUSIVE: BEAT LAMAR Blasts Alexander for Taking Money From Lobbying Firm That Backs Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Government

BEAT LAMAR is holding Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander accountable for taking money from employees of a K Street firm that lobbied Congress to buy fighter jets given to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood government.

K St. Stunned at Farm Bill Defeat

Erik Wasson, The Hill

A thing of beauty: lobbyists whining over a slight hiccup in their big government gravy train.

This is How Washington Really Works

Timothy Carney, Washington Examiner

It’s a game: Lawmakers and staff subsidize businesses and then “retire” to work for them.