Lobbying Relationship

Client

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC

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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, Labor Issues/Antitrust/Workplace, Banking, Consumer Issues/Safety/Protection, Insurance

Spending: about $1,580,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2007: House of Representatives, Treasury - Dept of, U.S. Senate, U.S. Senate,, House of Representatives,, White House Office, Federal Reserve System, Y Y Department of the Treasury White House, 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.560: Employee Free Choice Act of 2009

Sponsor: Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.)

S.1023: Travel Promotion Act of 2009

Sponsor: Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.)

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.)

H.R.6049: Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008

Sponsor: Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.)

S.3125: Energy Independence and Tax Relief Act of 2008

Sponsor: Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

S.2595: S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008

Sponsor: Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

H.R.3915: Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007

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

S.2452: Home Ownership Preservation and Protection Act of 2007

Sponsor: Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.)

H.R.5140: Economic Stimulus Act of 2008

Sponsor: Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

S.2454: Wireless 411 Privacy Act

Sponsor: Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

H.R.2206: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq...

Sponsor: David R. Obey (D-Wis.)

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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?
Robert L. Smith II Legislative Director, US Rep. Wes Watkins
Samuel Olchyk Legislation Counsel, Tax Committee Legislation Counsel, Joint Committee on Taxation
Gregory M. Gill Legislative Director, Appropriations Committee
Kristin R. Rosa Deputy Legislative Assistant, Sen. Bob Corker
William Nordwind Counsel, Telecommunications Subcommittee
Raymond Beeman Legislation Counsel, Joint Committee on Taxation
Gregory Gill Leg. Dir., Rep Hoyer; Ass. Staff. H. Approp. Comm 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
E. Ray Beeman Legislative Counsel, Joint Committee Taxation
John O'Neill Policy Dir. & Counsel, Senate Republican Whip's
William R. Nordwind n/a
Megan Malone n/a
Jeffrey Kurzwell n/a
Gregory Gil n/a
Robert Smith n/a
Thomas Quinn n/a
Jeffrey Kurzweil n/a
Birch Bayh n/a
Michael Ferrell n/a
Wallace Christner n/a
William Donovan n/a
Suzanne Garwood n/a
Robert Harmala n/a
Heidi Stirrup n/a
ASA HUTCHINSON 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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