President Obama’s White House political director attended a Democratic National Committee fundraiser held in June at a lobbying firm that represents foreign governments.
Lobbyists have raised $7 million for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign up to this point, while they have bundled exactly $0 for her opponent Donald Trump’s campaign, indicating the different strategies both candidates have taken to win the White House.
Venezuela’s state-owned oil company has spent millions since 2014 lobbying against U.S. sanctions, an effort that produced at least one notable win when a Democratic senator quietly insulated the company’s U.S. arm from those sanctions, public records show.
Former Rep. Jim Moran (D., Va.) has registered to lobby on behalf of firms who were among his top funders throughout his political career in Washington.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign has received more than $4 million in bundled lobbyist contributions from those who lobby on behalf of industries she claims to be her “enemies,” according to FEC documents.
A number of staffers who worked in the Washington, D.C., office of Russ Feingold went on the become lobbyists despite the senator’s disdain for the sector when he served in Congress.
Hillary Clinton released proposals Thursday aimed to curb Wall Street behavior and include a tax on high-frequency stock trading, an area a Clinton aide slammed as having “unnecessarily burdened our markets and enable unfair and abusive trading strategies.”
More than 400 former members of Congress have passed through the revolving door by making the move to K Street as lobbyists or as senior advisers performing similar work, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.
A Washington, D.C.- based lobbying firm will pay $125,000 to settle allegations the group had violated the Lobbying Disclosure Act on multiple occasions.
In early March, lobbyists were fretting over whether Hillary Clinton would allow K Street contributions to flow into her campaign. Now, Hillary is leading the pack when it comes to money pouring in from Washington-based lobbyists.