By The Hill Staff - 04/10/07 08:00 PM EDT
ENERGY: Former Rep. Jennifer Dunn (R-Wash.) is registered to lobby for Puget Sound Energy, a utility that hopes to promote a long-term extension of the renewable-energy tax credit as well as other general tax matters.
INVESTMENT: Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has hired the MWW Group to lobby on reforming rules on foreign investment in the U.S. MWW also will work on general public relations for the aerospace manufacturer and services provider. Those listed to lobby for the group include Timothy Yehl, a former chief of staff to Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), and William Morley.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Lesley Elliott, a former deputy chief of staff in the Office of the Secretary of State, has been registered to lobby by Bates Capitol Group LLC for Connected Nation, a company working to promote legislation encouraging broadband access across the country. Hunter G. Bates, a former chief of staff to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), also is registered to lobby for Connected Nation.
Verizon Wireless has hired Holland & Knight LLP to represent it on public-safety issues. Lobbyists registered to work on the issue, according to Senate records, include Karl Koch, a former chief of staff to former Reps. Jim Davis (D-Fla.) and Gerry Sikorski (D-Minn.).
TRADE: Dutko Worldwide has been hired by Latvian steel manufacturer Liepajas Metalurgs to lobby on a possible change to U.S. anti-dumping policy. Lobbyists registered on the issue include Jeremiah Baronberg, Greg Crist, Sally Painter and Karen Tramontano.
The Whitaker Group LLC has registered to lobby for a coalition of chocolate companies organized as the Global Issues Group. Those registered to lobby for the coalition include Francesta Farmer, a former senior policy adviser to Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-Calif.) and Rosa Whitaker, a former U.S. trade official.
TRADEMARKS: The Napa Valley Vintner’s Association has hired the American Continental Group to work for it on trademark-protection issues. David Metzner, James Smith and Carlyle Thorsen are listed to lobby for the group, according to Senate records.