“FEC HAS MANY QUERIES FOR MEMBERS.” Roll Call. “A handful of Members of Congress have among them received hundreds of complaints from the Federal Election Commission about inaccuracies in their campaign finance reports over the past several years, far beyond the average of most campaigns.”
LOTT, K STREET POWER BROKER. Roll Call.
R TILT AT FIRM. Here’s a report on lobbyist hiring at a DC firm.
THE CR AND THE EAC. The Republicans’ latest CR proposal references the EAC. “‘‘SEC. 185. Notwithstanding section 101, amounts are provided for ‘Independent Agencies—Election Assistance Commission—Election Reform Programs’ at a rate for operations of $0.” Legislation has been introduced to terminate the EAC.
EMANUEL AND ETHICS. The Chicago Tribune reports. “A veteran politician Rahm Emanuel named to his mayoral transition team resigned her high-level state job last summer and paid a fine for conducting political business on state time, according to a newly filed ethics report.”
ALTERNATIVE ENGINE AND ALTERNATIVE LOBBYING FOR INDUSTRY. “With an oversize House freshmen class eager to trim the deficit even if it means pruning the Pentagon, the defense industry is scrambling to ingratiate itself with the Washington newcomers and temper their budget-cutting zeal.“ Politico reports.
COUNTIES LOBBYING. Where does Riverside County, NV fall? Fifth nationwide.
THE FUTURE OF INDEPENDENT GROUPS. The LA Times reports.