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Political Battle Over Export Bank Heats Up

The Wall Street Journal – July 6th 2014

“Their goal is to combat the most serious threat yet to the survival of the agency, which is under assault by new House leadership and conservative groups that say it amounts to corporate welfare. … The business groups have brought in big names such as former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt, a Democrat, and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a Republican, to promote the bank’s worth.

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Political Battle Over Export Bank Heats Up

Wall Street Journal – July 6, 2014

“Their goal is to combat the most serious threat yet to the survival of the agency, which is under assault by new House leadership and conservative groups that say it amounts to corporate welfare. … The business groups have brought in big names such as former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt, a Democrat, and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a Republican, to promote the bank’s worth. Hamilton Place Strategies, hired to lobby on the issue for the manufacturers, has created a ‘war room’ to provide rapid response to counter critics via email and social media.”

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The Costly Lobbying War Over America’s Dying Honeybees

National Journal – July 1, 2014

In an effort to protect their product, pesticide makers are loading up on high-powered lobbyists. Bayer, the largest manufacturer of neonics, has signed former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt’s firm to lobby on the issue, according to disclosure records filed at the end of June. Gephardt himself is listed as a lobbyist for the company, along with his former chief of staff, Thomas O’Donnell, and aide Sharon Daniels.

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Gephardt Says Obama’s EPA Proposal Won’t Pass House and Senate

Yahoo News – June 13, 2014

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TSA calls for new security steps following deadly LAX attack, Reaction from Tom Blank, former TSA deputy director

Fox News – March 27, 2014

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Gephardt Government Affair’s Scott Brenner on The Kelly File

Fox News – March 18, 2014

 

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Insight from former TSA Deputy Director Tom Blank on Jetliner’s disappearance

Fox New – March 18, 2014

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Gephardt Government Affair’s Scott Brenner on missing Malaysia Airlines flight

Fox News – March 7, 2014

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Top Lobbyists 2013

The Hill – October 30, 2013

O’Donnell has built a robust lobbying practice alongside his former boss, ex-House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt of Missouri.

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