By The Hill Staff - 04/15/13 11:11 PM EDT
• ENERGY. ExxonMobil has hired a former top aide to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Capitol Hill Consulting Group’s Josh Kardon, once Wyden’s chief of staff, as well as Jack Victory, who served as senior adviser to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), will be lobbying for the oil-and-gas giant on “energy and environmental policy issues,” according to lobbying disclosure records.
• FOREIGN RELATIONS. President Obama’s proposed reforms for foreign aid are attracting lobby firms. Oxfam America has hired The Glover Park Group to lobby on the “president’s [fiscal year 2014] budget proposal, international food aid reform.” Lindsay Lee, once a senior legislative assistant to ex-Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R-Mich.), is working on the account.
• MANUFACTURING. The lobby shop founded by Hunter Bates and former Rep. Geoff Davis (R-Ky.) has snagged another client. Republic Consulting has been hired by MAG Industrial Automation Systems, a machine tools and systems manufacturer based in Hebron, Ky., to lobby on “CFIUS process consulting.” Bates, a former chief of staff to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Lauren O’Brien, once deputy chief of staff and legislative director to Davis, are on the account.
• TECHNOLOGY. Peck Madigan Jones has registered to lobby for the new tech-heavy group FWD.us. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is one of FWD’s co-founders. Three lobbyists at the firm — John Michael Gonzalez, once chief of staff to ex-Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.); Jeff Peck, former Senate Judiciary Committee counsel; and Jonathon Jones, former chief of staff for Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) — are lobbying on “immigration reform issues” for the new group. The firm has also subcontracted to Tiber Creek Health Strategies Inc. for help on the account.