By The Hill Staff - 03/01/11 12:06 AM EST
•APPROPRIATIONS. Alcalde & Fay has been hired by the town of Bristol, N.H., to lobby for “federal funding for the town’s wastewater and transportation infrastructure projects,” according to lobbying disclosure records. James Davenport, a former legislative aide to then-Rep. Gerald Solomon (R-N.Y.), is lobbying for the town.
•HEALTHCARE. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has hired Tiber Creek Health Strategies Inc. to lobby on aspects of healthcare reform. Bryant Hall, former legislative director to ex-Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.) and once a senior lobbyist for PhRMA, is lobbying for the trade group.
Bluestone Strategies has been hired by Kaiser Foundation Health Plans to lobby on “healthcare reform, federally financed healthcare programs, U.S. tax code [and] medical liability reform,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Behrends Foster, former chief of staff to Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), and Chris Long, once a legislative assistant to former Rep. George “Buddy” Darden (D-Ga.), are lobbying for the health insurance plan provider.
•ENERGY. Ferguson Strategies has been hired by Public Service Enterprise Group, a Newark, N.J., energy-services company, to lobby on “various energy-related public policy issues, including nuclear energy and renewable energy,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Chris Jones, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.), and Adam Higgins, once a legislative assistant to Ferguson, are lobbying for the company.
•ENVIRONMENT. Exelon Corp., a Chicago-based power company, has hired the Glover Park Group to lobby on “EPA oversight and EPA rulemaking under the Clean Air Act as well as on other pollution and water-use issues,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Susan Brophy, former chief of staff to then-Rep. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), and Alex Mistri, a former senior Bush White House aide, are lobbying for the company.
•TECHNOLOGY. Franklin Square Group has been hired by Intuit Inc., a financial management software developer, to lobby on patent reform, cyber security and health information technology. Josh Ackil, a former senior Clinton White House aide, and Matt Tanielian, once counsel to ex-Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.), are lobbying for the company.