May 10, 2021

Apple, Retail Groups Continue Lobbying Congress On Chinese Slave Labor Bill

Lobbying disclosure forms filed with Congress this week show that Apple and several retail trade groups continue lobbying on a bill that would crack down on forced labor in China. Apple paid two firms to lobby policymakers on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.  The Washington Post has previously reported that one of Apple’s lobbyists…

Trump Revokes His Own ‘Drain The Swamp’ Executive Order That Banned Some Lobbying

President Donald Trump revoked an executive order he signed in the early days of his presidency, which banned administration officials from becoming lobbyists within five years of leaving their position. In the final hours of his presidency Tuesday night, President Donald Trump revoked his executive order, which placed restrictions on White House officials’ ability to…

Report: Apple Is Lobbying To Soften Bill That Fights Forced Labor In China

Apple, the $2 trillion tech company, has lobbied Congress to soften the language in a bill aimed at preventing American companies from relying on forced labor in China for its products, according to a report from The Washington Post. Two congressional staffers told The Post that lobbyists with the firm Fierce Government Relations have sought…

Firm Linked To Top Biden Advisor Is Lobbying To Soften US Trade Policy Towards China

A lobbying firm co-founded by Joe Biden’s incoming White House counselor registered earlier this year to lobby for a tech company seeking to improve trade relations with China.  Biden tapped Steve Ricchetti, a longtime lobbyist and Democratic operative, to serve as one of his top White House aides.  Ricchetti’s brother, Jeff, registered in August to…

Facebook Spent Millions Lobbying The Government Since 2009. Now Its Public Perception Is At Its Worst.

Facebook has spent millions of dollars lobbying the U.S. government since its official inception in 2009. As the company has grown in affluence and influence, so too has the public’s distrust, despite persuasive funding. People and lawmakers from all ends of the political spectrum in recent months have been sternly chastising the tech giant for […]

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Podesta Made $500K Lobbying For Chinese Firm Convicted Of Illegal Sales To Iran

Democratic super-lobbyist Tony Podesta grossed more than $500,000 to represent a Chinese company criminally convicted in March of sending illegal shipments of telecom equipment to Iran, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. The seriousness of the illegal sales to Iran were so extreme and continued for so long — from 2010 to […]

3 New Presidential Actions: Lobbying Ban, Defeat ISIS Plan, National Security Council Reorganization

President Donald J. Trump signed three new executive actions on Saturday afternoon, including a five year lobbying ban, reorganization of the National Security Council, and a plan to defeat the Islamic State. From the Oval Office, President Trump signed the documents while surrounded by reporters, advisers, and his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Regarding the […]

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