By The Hill Staff - 10/30/12 11:45 PM EDT
• ENERGY. Prime Policy Group has been hired by Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems to lobby for “funding for nuclear energy programs, management of nuclear energy programs,” according to lobbying disclosure records. R. Scott Pastrick, a former Democratic National Committee treasurer, and Gabe Rozsa, former Republican environmental counsel for the House Science Committee, are lobbying for the company.
Forbes-Tate has been hired by the Domestic Fuel Solutions Group to lobby on “issues related to HR 3773 - Domestic Alternative Fuels Act of 2012, expanding the Renewable Fuels Standard to include ethanol made from natural gas,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Rachel Miller, a former legislative aide to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Daniel Tate, once a senior Clinton White House aide, are lobbying for the group.
• HEALTHCARE. The DoCanto Group has been hired by the American Network of Community Options and Resources, a trade group representing disabled services providers, to lobby on “Medicaid policies affecting the disabled and the providers that serve them,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Licy DoCanto, a former aide to Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), is lobbying for the association.
Van Scoyoc Associates has been hired by the National Healthy Start Association to lobby on “Healthy Start Program related issues and initiatives,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Edward Long, former legislative director for Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), and Katherine Vanlandingham, a former legislative assistant to then-Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), are lobbying for the group.
• TAX. Capitol Counsel has been hired by the Real Estate Board of New York for “monitoring tax related issues,” according to lobbying disclosure records. John O’Neill, former tax counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, and former Rep. Jim McCrery (R-La.) are lobbying for the trade group.