McBee Strategic Consulting has been hired by Liquid Robotics Inc. to lobby on “defense & intelligence programs; homeland security & monitoring of coastline; and environmental & maritime data collection issues,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Kathleen Frangione, a former senior policy adviser to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Jeff Markey, once deputy chief of staff to Rep. Doc HastingsDoc HastingsCongress just resolved a 20-year debate over Neolithic remains Boehner hires new press secretary GOP plots new course on Endangered Species Act reform MORE (R-Wash.), are lobbying for the company.
• ENERGY. J.M. Burkman & Associates has been hired by Capitol Solar Energy “to promote solar thermal issues,” according to lobbying disclosure records.
Monument Strategies has been hired by the PNC Financial Services Group to lobby on “House Government Reform and Oversight Committee” and “issues surrounding interchange,” according to lobbying disclosure records.
• IMMIGRATION. Association to Invest in the USA has hired GrayLoeffler to lobby on “immigration related matters, specifically the EB-5 Program,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Former Rep. William Gray (D-Pa.) and Adam Huftalen, an ex-legislative correspondent for the late Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), are lobbying for the group.
• TECHNOLOGY. The JBH Group has been hired by eBay Inc. to lobby on the Protect IP Act and “general issues related to comprehensive privacy legislation,” among other issues, according to lobbying disclosure records. Jamie Hantman, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush, is lobbying for the company.
The Sundquist Group has been hired by Splunk Inc., a San Francisco-based software company, to lobby on “cybersecurity,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Former Rep. Don Sundquist (R-Tenn.) is lobbying for the company.