Lobbying Relationship

Client

Hikvision USA, Inc.

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Lobbying firm

SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP

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  • Prohibitions on certain video surveillance equipment in the National Defense Authorization Act (HR 5515) and other potential legislation.

Duration: to

General Issues: Defense, Foreign Relations, Science/Technology, Homeland Security, Intelligence and Surveillance

Spending: about $1,890,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2018: U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Commerce - Dept of (DOC), Treasury - Dept of, State - Dept of (DOS)

Related Foreign Entities: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. (Hangzhou 310052, CHN); contribution to lobbying: $0; ownership 100%; CETHIK Group Co., Ltd. (Hangzhou 310053, CHN); contribution to lobbying: $0; ownership 39%; China Electronics Technology Group Co., Ltd. (a wholly state-owned Chinese company) (Beijing 100846, CHN); contribution to lobbying: $0; ownership 41%

Bills mentioned

H.R.5515: John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

Sponsor: William M. Thornberry (R-Texas)

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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?
Rick Boucher US House of Representatives, Representative for Virginia
Dora Hughes Deputy Director of Health, HELP, Sen. Edward Kennedy; Health Policy Advisor, Sen. Barack Obama; Counselor for Science and Public Health, HHS
Michael Borden Senior Counsel, House Financial Services Committee; Counsel, House Financial Services Committee; Legislative Assistant, Office of Rep. Jim Leach
Tracey LaTurner Professional Staff, House Appropriations Committee; Administrative Asst., House Appropriations Committee; Scheduler, Office Manager, Rep. J. Bunn Professional Staff, House Appropriations Committee; Administrative Asst., House Appropriations Committee; Scheduler, Office Manager, Rep. Jim Bunn
George Madison General Counsel, Department of Treasury
William McConagha 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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