During the Association of Government Affairs Professionals (AGAP)’s annual meeting yesterday, keynote speaker and former Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) said that he believes federal earmarks will return to Congress.
ALL has officially changed its name to the Association of Government Relations Professionals.
Early this afternoon, two of Washington’s so-called ‘super lobbyists’ took to social media site Reddit to participate in the popular “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session. Jack Quinn and John Feehery from QGA, a bi-partisan public affairs firm, subjected themselves to more than an hour of live Q & A with strangers, many of whom asked some tough questions.
Lobbyists and trade groups are becoming more and more inventive in order to get attention for their issues.
It might not seem like it, but a number of major industries across the nation have reduced their lobbying budgets this based on the ongoing stalemate in Congress.
Lauded in the article as one of the most successful lobbyists of his generation, Gerald Cassidy provides two anecdotes that show the dramatic difference in the strategy his firm has deployed in the past few decades.