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Koch Industries, Inc.

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  • Tax issues related to manufacturing, energy and financial instruments debated during the 110th session of congress on the following bills: - H.R. 5720, the "Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008" - H.R. 5719, the "Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act of 2008" -H.R. 6049, the "Energy and Tax Extenders Act of 2008" - H.R. 1424, the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008" - S.1587, the "Rise Act" - H.R. 2242, the "Heartland, Habitat, Harvest, and Horticulture Act of 2007" and Title XII of the H.R. 2419 the farm bill - H.R. 5351, "Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008" - H.R. 3221,"Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008." - S. 3125, "Energy Independence and Tax Relief Act of 2008" - S. 2886, "Alternative Minimum Tax and Extenders Tax Relief Act of 2008"

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General Issues: Taxation/Internal Revenue Code

Spending: about $270,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2007: Senate, House of Representatives, Treasury, Dept of, Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Bills mentioned

H.R.5719: Veterans' Information Act

Sponsor: Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.)

H.R.6049: Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Visitor Center Act of 2010

Sponsor: Betsy Markey (D-Colo.)

H.R.2242: Enhancing Education through Tax Relief Act of 2009

Sponsor: Zack Space (D-Ohio)

H.R.2419: Military Personnel War Zone Toxic Exposure Prevention Act

Sponsor: Timothy H. Bishop (D-N.Y.)

H.R.5351: American Self-Defense Protection Act of 2010

Sponsor: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)

H.R.3221: Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009

Sponsor: George Miller (D-Calif.)

S.3125: Superfund Polluter Pays Act

Sponsor: Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)

S.2886: Banking Integrity Act of 2009

Sponsor: Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)

H.R.5720: Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008

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

H.R.5719: Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act of 2008

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

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

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

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

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

S.1587: Recycling Investment Saves Energy

Sponsor: Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine)

H.R.2419: Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

Sponsor: Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.)

H.R.5351: Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008

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

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

Sponsor: Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

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

Sponsor: Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

S.2886: Alternative Minimum Tax and Extenders Tax Relief Act of 2008

Sponsor: Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

H.R.5450: Modernize Our Bookkeeping In the Law for Employee's Cell Phone Act of 2008

Sponsor: Sam Johnson (R-Texas)

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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?
Jonathan Talisman Assistant Treasury Secretary for Tax Policy
Richard Grafmeyer Deputy Chief of Staff, JCT
William McKenney Staff Director, Ways & Means Over Sub
Joseph Mikrut Tax Legislative Counsel - US Treasury
Lawrence Willcox Staff Director, Senate Republican Policy Committee
James Dennis Tax Counsel, Sen Robb - Counsel, Sen Bingaman
Christopher Javens Tax Counsel, Sen. Grassley, Sen. Finance Comm.
Lindsay Hooper D n/a
Lindsay Hooper 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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