Lobbying Relationship


Novartis Corporation

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Lobbying firm

Capitol Counsel, LLC

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  • Issues affecting pharmaceuticals, particularly as related to efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Issues related to tax reform or tax legislation.

Duration: to

General Issues: Health Issues, Medicare/Medicaid, Taxation/Internal Revenue Code

Spending: about $420,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2017: U.S. Senate, House of Representatives

Related Foreign Entities: Novartis AG (4056 Basel, SUI); contribution to lobbying: $0; ownership 100%


Lobbyists named here were listed on a filing related to this lobbying engagement. They may not be working on it now. Occasionally, a single lobbyist whose name is spelled two different ways on filings may be represented twice here.

Lobbyist Covered positions?
Jim McCrery Former Member of Congress, Louisiana 4th district; Ranking member, House Ways and Means Committee; Committee Member, Joint Committee on Taxation.
David Olander Legislative Assistant, Rep. Wally Herger; Tax & Policy Counsel, Rep. Thomas Reynolds; Tax Counsel & Chief Tax Counsel, House Committee on Ways and Means.
Ann Jablon Chief of Staff, Rep. Richard Neal.
Aaron Cohen Chief of Staff & Legislative Assistant, Sen. John Ensign; Legislative Aide, Sen. Richard Bryan; Legislative Corresp., Sen. Richard Bryan.
Drew Goesl Chief of Staff, Rep. Mike Ross; Communications Director, Sen. Blanche Lincoln. Chief of Staff, Rep. Mike Ross; Communications Director, Sen. Blanche Lincoln.
Bob Brooks ​Chief of Staff, Rep. Jim McCrery & Rep. Jay Dickey.
John D. Rafaelli n/a
Shannon Finnley n/a
Denise Henry Morrisey n/a
Shannon Finley n/a
John D. Raffaelli n/a

Disclosures Filed

Once a lobbying engagement begins, the lobbyist or firm is required to file updates four times a year. Those updates sometimes change which lobbyists are involved or add new issues being discussed. When lobbyists stop working for a client, the firm is also supposed to file a report disclosing the end of the relationship.

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Source: Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and Secretary of the Senate

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