• FINANCIAL SERVICES. Genworth Financial Corp. has hired Williams and Jensen to lobby for a “waiver of credit rating minimum requirements on eligibility to provide mortgage insurance to federal home loan banks,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Steve Blumenthal, a former aide to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is lobbying for the company.
The Hospice Action Network has hired the Nickles Group to lobby on the “Wyden-Roberts bill (S. 722, Hospice Evaluation and Legitimate Payment Act) and all issues involving Medicare and Medicaid payment to hospices,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Mary Beth Savary Taylor, former general counsel to the Joint Economic Committee, is lobbying for the group.
• TAX. Cassidy & Associates has been hired by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to lobby on “issues relating to the Qualified Performing Artists tax preference,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Dawn Levy, former tax counsel to Sen. Max. Baucus (D-Mont.), is working for the trade group.
• TECHNOLOGY. The Glover Park Group has been hired by FairSearch
.org to lobby on “competition in the search market,” according to lobbying disclosure records.
• TRANSPORTATION. The Ferguson Group has been hired by SkyTran, a transit system manufacturer, to lobby on “transportation issues,” according to lobbying disclosure records. William Hanka, deputy director of legislative affairs for former Vice President Quayle, is lobbying for the company.