Lobbying Relationship

Client

HILTON

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Lobbying firm

Venable LLP

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  • Taxation of hotel room bookings over the Internet

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General Issues: Taxation/Internal Revenue Code, Travel/Tourism, Immigration, Banking, Insurance, Labor Issues/Antitrust/Workplace

Spending: about $2,450,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2007: House of Representatives, Treasury - Dept of, U.S. Senate, Treasury - Dept of,, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.S. Senate,, White House Office, Federal Reserve System, Y Y

Bills mentioned

H.R.684: Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013

Sponsor: Steve Womack (R-Ark.)

S.743: Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013

Sponsor: Michael B. Enzi (R-Wyo.)

H.R.1354: JOLT Act of 2013

Sponsor: Joe Heck (R-Nev.)

S.181: Social Security Totalization Agreement Reform Act of 2011

Sponsor: John Ensign (R-Nev.)

H.R.1728: Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act

Sponsor: Brad Miller (D-N.C.)

H.R.1479: Community Reinvestment Modernization Act of 2009

Sponsor: Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas)

H.R.3221: Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008

Sponsor: Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

H.R.1424: Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

Sponsor: Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.)

H.R.2638: Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing...

Sponsor: David E. Price (D-N.C.)

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Lobbyists

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?
Samuel Olchyk Legislation Counsel, Tax Committee Legislation Counsel, Joint Committee on Taxation
Gregory M. Gill Legislative Director, Appropriations Committee
Robert L. Smith II Legislative Dir. US Rep. Wes Watkins Legislative Director, US Rep. Wes Watkins
William R. Nordwind Counsel, Telecomm. Subcommittee
William Nordwind Counsel, Telecommunications Subcommittee
Raymond Beeman Legislation Counsel, Joint Committee on Taxation
Gregory Gill Leg. Dir., Rep Hoyer; Ass. Staff. H. Approp. Comm
Robert Smith II Legislative Director, US Rep. Wes Watkins Legislative Director, U.S. Rep. Wes Watkins
Jeffrey Kurzwell n/a
Michael Ferrell n/a
Robert Smith n/a
Thomas Quinn n/a
Jeffrey Kurzweil n/a
Birch Bayh n/a
Wallace Christner n/a
William Donovan n/a
Suzanne Garwood n/a
Robert Harmala n/a
ASA HUTCHINSON n/a
Heidi Stirrup 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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