Includes profiles on federal lobbyists, members of Congress, Hill staffers and legislation.
A phenomenally accurate and up-to-date list of the 32,000+ lobbyists and government relations professionals who directly influence government policies and legislation.
On January 31st all federally registered lobbyists must file, sign and certify their LD-203.
Are you confident you know all you need to know? After all, certifying your ethical conduct means understanding a mountain of differing rules for House, Senate and the Executive branch. It means knowing for sure that you’ve got all the right supporting records. And it means being able to prove you’ve made substantial efforts to educate employees and ensure compliance.
If a Hill staffer, Member or constituent went to your website today, could they quickly and easily identify your legislative message, talking points and resources? If not, you aren't alone.
The Congressional Communications Report, a comprehensive study of lobbying practices and how they are received on the Hill, found that staffers often complain about a lack of easily-accessible advocacy information available on organizations' homepages, especially those of associations, nonprofits and corporations.
As we approach 2014, Congress will take fresh aim at ethics. Lobbyists are fair game and "I didn't know" won't keep you out of the headlines - or exempt you from the stiff penalties associated with HLOGA, LDA and FARA.
The 113th Congress is settling in. This gives you a unique window of opportunity to connect early on by bringing advocates to Washington to tell their stories as committees start work and priorities are being set.
With Washington increasingly moving at a snail’s pace, to be effective lobbyists have to know how to affect legislation at the state level and how to manage several legislative efforts in different states at once. However, each state is it’s own minefield of laws and regulations, so how can you achieve your organization’s goals without running afoul of the law?
Too many government relations professionals fall into the trap of using elementary measurements - counting the number of legislator contacts, social media followers, lobbyist meetings, PAC receipts etc. – to organize and gauge progress. This can actually decrease productivity.
In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn how Dr. David Rehr, lead researcher of the Congressional Communications Report, conducted this sweeping survey and what inputs from 2,200 lobbyists and 700 staffers reveal about the tactics that do – and don’t -- belong in your own communication strategy. You'll also hear from veteran lobbyist Mildred Webber on her insight into the results.
It’s not just your imagination: FARA audits aren’t as rare as they used to be.
The fact is, dealing with foreign companies and governments while lobbying on behalf of a domestic firm is getting trickier by the day. As you operate under a brighter-than-ever spotlight, it’s critical to be absolutely clear about everything from what triggers FARA registration, to how the Obama Administration’s foreign policy agenda affects dealings with foreign entities, to ensuring that your dealings with foreign entities comply with U.S. economic sanctions, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption laws.
Here’s how to get up to speed — and stay out of trouble. Register today for FARA and You: How to Stay Compliant.
With 2014 fast approaching, now is the time to develop your fly-in strategy. From crafting messaging to preparing your advocates, proper strategy from start to finish will save you a tremendous amount of time and resources and increase your effectiveness. Don't wait until it is too late, start planning now with advice from one of the nation's leading advocacy experts.
Get nearly impossible to find information on the government affairs programs and executives of American corporations.
The Original U.S. Congress Handbook is Washington’s most trusted source for information on congressional offices and their staff. Produced annually since 1974 it is by far the most comprehensive congressional directory available.
With HLOGA now in place and lobbying activities under intense scrutiny, compliance mistakes can now trigger catastrophic financial and criminal penalties. Now, one practical guide provides authoritative answers to all your questions about lobbying under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 as amended by HLOGA. The Lobbying Compliance Handbook covers everything from the lobbying activities that require disclosure to the specific steps lobbying firms and associations must take to maintain the required records and paperwork certifications.
Each Legislative Impact Report is created specifically for your needs. Select the bills you are interested in and we'll tell you which lobbyists, firms and organizations are working on them.
In the largest, most in-depth study of lobbying practices and how they are received on the Hill, George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management and the publishers of the Original US Congress Handbook and Lobbyists.info have compiled inputs from over 2,200 lobbyists and 700 Congressional staffers. Packed with full-color charts, ready-to-use best practices and surprising insights into what no longer works, this report is a must-have for everyone seeking Hill access — and influence.
State lobbying can provide you with opportunities that may not exist in today’s polarized Congress. The problem is knowing what you can and can't do. With state rules on gifts and disclosure varying from state to state this can be an extremely complicated endeavor.