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.
A Qatar-based charity accused of funding Hamas has hired a lobbyist to represent it in the United States.
An pro-Tehran advocacy group long accused of concealing illicit ties to the Iranian regime is lobbying Congress in support of a demand by Iran that America repeal a United Nations arms embargo limiting the Islamic Republic’s ability to stockpile arms, including ballistic missiles, which could be used to carry nuclear payloads, according to a copy of an email sent by the group to various lawmakers.
Six major players working Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign have at some point worked as registered lobbyists, Mother Jones reported.
Politico reports that as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton exchanged personal emails with a former Clinton administration official who was lobbying on behalf of a foreign government, emails released by the State Department show.
The Washington Free Beacon found that some of the companies that directly paid Clinton in speaking fees also donated to the Clinton Foundation.