2009 PACs, Politics & Grassroots Conference Big Brother: Lobbying the Administration By Dave Wenhold, CAE, PLC President of The American League of Lobbyists
May you live in interesting times! And boy are these times are interesting.
<ul><li>Macro Issues affecting the profession over the past year? </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Order from the President banning lobbyists from serving in areas of their expertise </li></ul><ul><li>If working for the Administration then you can’t lobby them for the remainder of the Administrations term </li></ul><ul><li>TARP rules “combating” lobbyists </li></ul><ul><li>ARRA ban on lobbyists (stimulus funds) </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Advisory Board and Committee ban (ITACS) </li></ul><ul><li>Record number of lobbyists deregistering </li></ul>
“ We are combating lobbyists influence” “ They will not run MY White House” “ They won’t find a job in MY White House” “ I’ve been taking on lobbyists throughout my career” “ I know they are gearing up for a fight, so am I” “ Lobbyists will be banned from oral communications.” “ It’s an entire culture in Washington, some of it legal, some of it not.” “ There is an inherent danger in meeting with a federally registered lobbyist”
Questions or comments you can reach me at: Dave Wenhold Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies [email_address] 703-927-1453
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