"… er Sens. Trent Lott and John Breaux were part of a team paid $150,000 by a Russian bank to lobby on U.S. sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, according to a n …"
"… ington, D.C., were retained over the summer by a banking subsidiary of the Russian oil giant Gazprombank and lobbied the Senate and the Department of State …"
"… e no longer expected to act as a lobbyist” for the bank. Gazprombank is Russia’s third largest bank. On July 16 — a month and a half before Brea …"
"… ing — the U.S. Treasury Department added the bank to a list of Russian firms barred from debt financing with U.S. institutions. Lott and Breaux …"
"… our years before joining the Center for Public Integrity, Levine worked as research director at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, where she managed …"
"… ility and transparency in state government released in 2012 by the Center, Global Integrity and Public Radio International. The commission will address a number of is …"
"… r Putin, was similarly targeted for sanctions by the United States. …"
"… eted for sanctions by the United States. …"
"… ns, according to a new disclosure filed with the Senate. Gazprombank is controlled by Russia’s state-owned energy company Gazprom, the countr …"
"… ator John Breaux, D-La., are listed as the main lobbyists under the Gazprombank account for the firm Squire Patton Boggs, lobbying on “banking laws and …"
"… minating their registrations rather than doing less influencing. President Barack Obama’s executive actions against the profession may have prompted lobbyists t …"
"… icy battles, for their prolific output. That’s because the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ($28.8 million during second-quarter 2014 compared to $19.1 million during …"
"… cal candidate or group received more money from lobbyist-bundlers than the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which raised nearly $2.6 million from them despite regularly criticizing …"
"… nda DeBard said, is because of an aggressive effort by Business Roundtable Chairman Randall Stephenson to promote “top policy issues” that include “tax …"
"… most companies haven’t embraced such additional transparency practices. Lobbying reports filed with Congress provide a bit more information on the group’ …"
"… politicos including President Barack Obama; Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.; and former Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. Hastings also contribu …"
"… the big banks can take on and how much bigger they’ll be able to grow. Lobbying the GAO is somewhat unusual, and it wasn’t something that the Congress c …"
"… 2012. That means if you are interested in trade associations such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers or the Business Roundtable, you …"
"… the launch of a public relations campaign (including Facebook ads) by the Center for Competitive Politics, a nonprofit group which is largely opposed public disclosure of political …"
"… th care interests, such as the American Chemistry Council ($4.75 million), American Medical Association ($4.27 million) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization ($2.02 million …"
"… ts at all, according to the first-of-its-kind study, which the nonpartisan Center for Political Accountability is producing. An even greater share of corporations — more than one-fou …"
"… . The study shows a slow shift toward transparency, said Bruce Freed, the Center for Political Accountability’s president. Shareholder pressure, changes in corporate governance …"
"… ure, changes in corporate governance standards and publicity from the Center for Political Accountability’s more detailed and annual corporate transparency index of S&P 200 c …"
"… cycle.” The S&P 500 study will also note that of the companies the Center for Political Accountability investigated: About four in five publicly release at least some of thei …"
"… maceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, Google, Coca-Cola, the American Medical Association, Verizon Communications, drug maker Pfizer and defense firm Northrop Grumm …"
"… utive branch officials leave government service and go directly to work as lobbyists. The governor’s bill, LD 1001, is “a major departure from what we do …"
"… or high-level executive branch officials before they could begin work as a lobbyist. The difference this time around, Crockett said, was “the light s …"
"… ght, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., is going old-school — boozing with some lobbyists. The scene for "Beer with Bob" is the rooftop 1001 G St. NW in Washingto …"
"… t former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., Casey had particularly harsh words for lobbyists, derided K Street as "a mess" and "place of corruption and …"
"… Gump, Hauer, Strauss & Feld; Robert Getzoff, a Bank of New York Mellon lobbyist; Marshall Matz, principal attorney and lobbyist at Olsson Frank Weeda Term …"
"… a Bank of New York Mellon lobbyist; Marshall Matz, principal attorney and lobbyist at Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC and Jason M. Rosenstock, director of …"
"… azeera America, Comcast, drugmaker Merck, the PGA Tour, defense contractor Raytheon and ZTE USA, the American subsidiary of a Chinese telecom company that has …"
"… l improvements in transparency.” While that may be the case, state Sen. Wendy Davis, a Democrat, noted that most of the changes in the bill apply to other bra …"