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Industry pushes for Export-Import Bank

The Washington Examiner – May 19th, 2015

NAM has employed big-name lobbyists Dick Gephardt and Haley Barbour to fight for Ex-Im renewal…

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Remembering Jim Wright

Politico – May 10th, 2015

“He had a mind like a steel trap,” said former Missouri Rep. Richard Gephardt, who chaired the Democratic Caucus. And with this came Wright’s meticulousness — some might say obsession — about the details to be controlled.

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GGA’s Scott Brenner comments on Gyrocopter pilot

CBS News – April 17th, 2015

GGA’s Scott Brenner comments on the man who flew a gyrocopter to the U.S. Capitol

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GGA’s Tom Blank comments on TSA screeners

MSNBC – April 15th, 2015

Thomas Roberts talks to Tom Blank, former head of TSA security policy, about allegations that two TSA agents purposefully groped attractive men at checkpoints.

Leonardo DiCaprio Builds an Eco-Resort

The New York Times – April 3rd, 2015

Mr. DiCaprio serves on the Delos advisory board, along with Deepak Chopra, the self-improvement guru; Richard A. Gephardt, the former United States representative from Missouri; and doctors at the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic.

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‘Is it safe, is it not safe?': Fox host speculates metric system brought down AirAsia flight

Fox News – December 28th, 2014

On Fox & Friends Sunday, host Anna Kooiman introduced an interview with former FAA official Scott Brenner about how “the different way other countries train their pilots may be the real reason” for the crash.

K Street Files: Democratic Lobbyists Still Have Value

Roll Call – November 19th, 2014

Rob Epplin, a vice president of Gephardt Government Affairs and a former Senate GOP aide, said Democrats are “absolutely” part of the strategy, especially when working the Senate.

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Phones light up at GOP lobby firms

The Hill – November 6th, 2014

Gephardt Government Affairs, founded by former Democratic Rep. Dick Gephardt (Mo.), has prominent Republicans on staff, including George W. Bush administration official Scott Brenner

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Top Lobbyists 2014: Hired Guns

The Hill – October 10th, 2014

Tom O’Donnell, Gephardt Group Government Affairs
O’Donnell helped former Rep. Dick Gephardt hang a shingle seven years ago and has been scoring high-profile clients

Marti Thomas, The Duberstein Group Inc.
From America’s  Health Insurance Plans to Goldman Sachs and The Weather Co., Duberstein has a flourishing book of business.

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Lyft has enlisted Gephardt Group Government Affairs

Politico – September 14, 2014

Ride-sharing startup Lyft has enlisted Gephardt Group Government Affairs to fight policies that inhibit its operation, according to Senate lobbying disclosure records.

This is the company’s third federal lobbying registration since it came to Washington earlier this year, POLITICO Influence reports today. TwinLogic Strategies and Jochum Shore & Trossevin lobby for Lyft on similar issues. The company has expanded rapidly this year despite a variety of policy battles in state and local markets and a growing rivalry with competitor Uber.

Three Gephardt lobbyists will represent the company: Scott Brenner, formerly of the Department of Homeland Security and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Kyle Mulhall, who was counsel for former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt; and Robert Epplin, a former Senate aide.

Lyft spent $20,000 on lobbying in the first half of the year, according to Senate records.

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