May 5, 2016 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our May/June calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello! May 10   Go Red for Women Luncheon, Akron, OH May 18   WGR Spring Reception, Washington, DC May 19   Akron Roundtable […]

May June Calendar

Here is our May/June calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello!

May 10   Go Red for Women Luncheon, Akron, OH

May 18   WGR Spring Reception, Washington, DC

May 19   Akron Roundtable – Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Akron, OH

May 19   PAC PALS Spring Reception, Washington, DC

May 19-21   NCSL Executive Committee Spring Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

May 30   Memorial Day, Office Closed, Akron, OH

May 31 – June 2   PLI’s Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute, New York City, NY

June 6-9   2016 BIO International Convention, San Francisco, CA

June 13-15   US Chamber’s America’s Small Business Summit, Washington, DC

June 20-22   Public Affairs Council National Grassroots Conference, Alexandria, VA

June 23   Public Affairs Council Digital Media and Advocacy Summit, Alexandria, VA

June 24-27   U.S. Conference of Mayors 84th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN

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June 1, 2012 •

News You Can Use Digest – June 1, 2012

May 22, 2012 •

Watch America’s Small Business Summit Live!

Live-streaming at 9 AM by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Small Business SummitThe United States Chamber of Commerce is streaming the sessions today live from their Small Business Summit on their Facebook page starting at 9 a.m. EDT.

Elizabeth Bartz, President and CEO of State and Federal Communications, is attending the summit, which runs from May 21-23 in Washington D.C.

Guest speakers at the event include social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk, political consultant James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville, and author, television and radio host Mary Matalin.

Streaming live video by Ustream

Don’t miss your chance to attend the online event!

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April 23, 2012 •

Today’s Lobbying News Roundup

Keep up with the latest lobbying news with these articles:

lobbyingBig lobbying spending dips” by Dave Levinthal in Politico.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Continues to Spend Heavily on Lobbying, Filings Show” by Kate Ackley in Roll Call.

K Streeters Adjusting to Loss of Earmarks” by Kate Ackley in Roll Call.

Fears of lame-duck session in Congress could boost K Street’s bottom line” by Kevin Bogardus and Rachel Leven in The Hill.

California: “How to wire a state capital” by Charles Mahtesian in Politico.

California: “AT&T wields enormous power in Sacramento” by Shane Goldmacher and Anthony York in The Los Angeles Times.

Minnesota: “Not all laws come from high-powered lobbying campaigns” by John Reinan in the MinnPost.

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May 20, 2011 •

Reactions to Proposed Executive Order Requiring Federal Contractor Disclosure

Not Yet Signed

Reaction to the leaked draft presidential executive order requiring vendor disclosure of political contributions has been increasing. A hearing was held in the House last week to examine the proposed executive order, with testimony being presented from various witnesses.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, writing on behalf of a coalition of more than 80 business groups and trade associations, has strongly protested the proposed executive order, stating, “American businesspeople should not be forced to limit the exercise of their constitutional rights under a new and oppressive regulatory scheme.”

More than 30 public-interest groups have signed a letter in support of the draft executive order, writing, “In order to keep in check actual or perceived corruption in government contracting, it is imperative that there be full disclosure of campaign contributions and expenditures by federal government contractors.”

If the draft presidential executive order were to be signed, it would be effective immediately, requiring every entity submitting offers for federal contracts to disclose certain political contributions and expenditures made within the two years prior to submission of their offer.

Photo of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce courtesy of APK on Wikipedia.

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