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Lobbying The Administration Wenhold


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David Wenhold, President of the American League of Lobbyists presented on "Lobbying the Administration".

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Lobbying The Administration Wenhold

  1. 1. 2009 PACs, Politics & Grassroots Conference Big Brother: Lobbying the Administration By Dave Wenhold, CAE, PLC President of The American League of Lobbyists
  2. 2. May you live in interesting times! And boy are these times are interesting.
  3. 3. <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>
  4. 4. The Administration’s Attack on the Profession
  5. 5. Lobbyists vs. “the evil Administration”
  6. 6. The GOOD GUYS Win!
  7. 7. “ 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”
  8. 8. Questions or comments you can reach me at: Dave Wenhold Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies [email_address] 703-927-1453