WQA wraps up two-day Fly-In to Washington, D.C.


The Water Quality Association (WQA) this week concluded a two-day visit to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to call attention to water-related issues and regulations that impact the water treatment industry. WQA teamed up with National Groundwater Association and Irrigation Association for a Water Resources Congressional Summit before all three groups held separate meetings at Congressional offices.

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Ex-GOP leader Bob Michel, face of decency and public service, dies

Politico – February 17, 2017

Former House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt of Missouri, who was central to the same 1990 bipartisan deficit reduction talks with Michel and the Bush administration, said in his own statement:

“Bob was faithful to his conservative ideals, but was at the same time a great-hearted pragmatist who was a firm believer in cooperation, compromise, and friendship—all key ingredients in making our Congress and our other institutions work…Bob’s love for the American system of government and his belief in the United States as a force for good never waned.”

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Top Lobbyist of 2016

The Hill – October 26, 2016

GGA’s Tom O’Donnell has been a force in the lobbying world since he co-founded the firm with former House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.) almost a decade ago.


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GGA’s Tom Blank discusses Airport Security and Summer Travel

CSPAN – MAY 22, 2016

Tom Blank, former deputy administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, talked about recent delays and long lines at airport security checkpoints, the impact on travelers, and what to expect in the approaching summer travel season.

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Fmr. TSA official on the lack of security checks for employees at U.S. airports

Fox Business – April 12, 2016

Former Head of TSA Security Policy discusses Global Airport Security

CNBC – March 22, 2016

Tom Blank, former Head of TSA Security Policy and Executive Vice President at Gephardt Government Affairs, discusses security at global airports in the wake of the Brussels attacks.

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Those aggravating airport lines? It’s really the TSA’s fault: ‘Founding father’

CNBC – March 30, 2016

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HealthMine Announces Formation of Advisory Board; The Honorable Dick Gephardt is Named Board Chai

PR Newswire – February 28, 2016

HealthMine is a leading healthcare technology company with the mission to empower everyone to own their health. HealthMine has created an unparalleled Personal Clinical Engagement technology platform that makes it easy for members to manage their health.

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Former House Majority leader Dick Gephardt discusses 2016 presidential election

Fox Business – February 9th, 2016

GGA’s Tom Blank discusses gaining intelligence information about questionable travelers from the Middle East.

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Top lobbying victories of 2015: EX-IM BANK REAUTHORIZATION

The Hill – December 16th, 2015

GGA’s Tom O’Donnell assisted in one of the most bitterly fought lobbying brawls of 2015 to reauthorize the 81 year old Ex-IM Bank. He united 100’s of companies in successfully extending the Bank’s charter for another four years after a provision was tucked last month into the highway funding legislation.


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