House Republicans Run Their Fall Agenda By Their K Street Handlers

September 5, 2014 at 3:15 PM 1 comment

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I wish there was a way every American could know about this:

Senior House Republican leadership aides gave K Street lobbyists a peak at their September agenda, just days before lawmakers come back to Washington, according to several sources present.

The lobbyists were briefed the same day Republican lawmakers got a memo from Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) about the month’s agenda. In fact, the lobbyists got more information than the lawmakers did in their memo.

Tim Berry, McCarthy’s chief of staff, said in the meeting in the Capitol that the House would attempt to move a bill to fund the government next week.


There were more than 50 lobbyists in the McCarthy briefing in the Capitol, including Elena Tompkins of Tompkins Strategies, Pat Raffaniello of Raffaniello & Associates, Missy Edwards of Missy Edwards Strategies, Con Lass of Ogilvy Government Relations, Manny Rossman of Squire Patton Boggs, Brian Vanderbloemen of McGuireWoods Consulting, Steve Tilton of Crossroads Strategies, David French of the National Retail Federation and Malloy McDaniel of Blank Rome Government Relations.

“It was a good chance when things are flat to meet with the policy team about what’s going to happen in the next two-week stretch,” said one lobbyist, who attended the McCarthy session.


Get used to the name Kevin McCarthy.  He’s the new House Majority Whip now that Eric Cantor lost his reelection bid earlier this year.  Anyway, isn’t it just so nice of the Republicans to reassure their handlers the lobbyists that they’re thinking of them?


Entry filed under: Corporatocracy, Republicans, Including Wingers & "Moderates".

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  • 1. Tim Truett  |  September 5, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Seens as if there haven’t been so many bright minds in a single room since Dick Cheney held his Energy Task Force meetings.

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