Lobbying Relationship

Client

KOCH INDUSTRIES

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Lobbying firm

SIFF & LAKE LLP

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  • H.R. 2638, Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, provisions related to disaster relief; H.R. 7110, Job Creation and Unemployment Relief Act of 2008, provisions related to disaster relief.
  • H.R. 5151, Wild Monongahela Act: A National Legacy for West Virginia's Special Places, entire bill.
  • HR 6346, Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act, entire bill; HR 1252, Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act, entire bill.
  • HR 4854, False Claims Act Correction Act, provisions intended to reverse recent Supreme Court precedents regarding the scope of qui tam and whistleblower lawsuits; S 2041, False Claims Act Correction Act, provisions intended to reverse recent Supreme Court precedents regarding the scope of qui tam and whistleblower lawsuits; RIN 9000-AK80, proposed regulations entitled the "Contractor Business Ethics Compliance Program and Disclosure Requirements," provisions related to reporting Civil False Claims Act violations.
  • HR 4066, Close the Enron Loophole Act, regulation and reporting of energy commodity contracts; S 2058, Close the Enron Loophole Act, regulation and reporting of energy commodity contracts; S. 2995, Oil Trading Transparency Act, entire bill; HR 6334, Increasing Transparency and Accountability in Oil Prices Act, entire bill; S. 3185, the Prevent Unfair Manipulation of Prices Act, entire bill; HR 6330, Prevent Unfair Manipulation of Prices Act, entire bill;HR 6130, To provide for a study of the effects of speculation in the futures markets for natural gas, crude oil, and gasoline on cash market and retail prices for the commodities and on the choice of trading venue, and to require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding comparability of foreign regulation of futures and derivatives trading, entire bill; HR 6377, Energy Markets Emergency Act, entire bill; H.R. 6341, Energy Markets Anti-Manipulation and Integrity Restoration Act, entire bill; H.R. 6264, legislation to prevent excessive speculation in over-the-counter derivatives markets for certain energy commodities by limiting participation in those markets to persons who are capable of producing, manufacturing, or taking physical delivery of the commodities, entire bill; H.R. 6604, Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2008, entire bill; S. 3268, the Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act of 2008, entire bill; S. 3691, the Financial Regulation Reform Act, entire bill; (CFTC-2008-0113) Proposed Regulations entitled "Significant Price Discovery Contracts on Exempt Commercial Markets," entire rule.
  • Legislative proposals to provide for reform of the civil justice system; Legislative proposals regarding unnecessary and excessive criminal provisions in Federal legislation; S. 1638, Federal Judicial Salary Restoration Act of 2008, provisions relating to attendance by judges at certain educational seminars.
  • S. 3044 Consumer First Energy Act of 2008, provisions related to price controls, regulation of energy commodity contracts, and amendments related to the Sherman Act; H.R. 6899, the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act, entire bill.
  • H.R. 6049, Energy Improvement and Extension Act, provisions amending Section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code related to tax deductions for certain refining activity; H.R. 7060, the Renewable Energy & Job Creation Tax Act of 2008, Section 401, regarding amendments to Section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code related to tax deductions for certain refining activity; H.R. 1424, Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, revenue provisions.

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General Issues: Budget/Appropriations, Environmental/Superfund, Consumer Issues/Safety/Protection, Torts, Commodities (Big Ticket), Law Enforcement/Crime/Criminal Justice, Energy/Nuclear, Taxation/Internal Revenue Code, Media (Information/Publishing), Homeland Security, Government Issues, Health Issues, Banking

Spending: about $170,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2007: House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, U.S. Senate,, Y Y, Y Y Executive Office of the President, Y, Y Y United States Trade Representative Department of Agriculture, Y Securities and Exchange Commission

Bills mentioned

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

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

H.R.7110: Job Creation and Unemployment Relief Act of 2008

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

H.R.5151: Wild Monongahela Act: A National Legacy for West Virginia's Special Places

Sponsor: Nick J. Rahall II (D-W.Va.)

H.R.6346: Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act

Sponsor: Bart Stupak (D-Mich.)

H.R.1252: Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act

Sponsor: Bart Stupak (D-Mich.)

H.R.4854: False Claims Act Correction Act of 2007

Sponsor: Howard L. Berman (D-Calif.)

S.2041: False Claims Act Correction Act of 2008

Sponsor: Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)

H.R.4066: Close the Enron Loophole Act

Sponsor: Peter Welch (D-Vt.)

S.2058: Close the Enron Loophole Act

Sponsor: Carl Levin (D-Mich.)

S.2995: Oil Trading Transparency Act

Sponsor: Carl Levin (D-Mich.)

H.R.6334: Increasing Transparency and Accountability in Oil Prices Act of 2008

Sponsor: Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.)

S.3185: Prevent Unfair Manipulation of Prices Act of 2008

Sponsor: Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)

H.R.6330: Prevent Unfair Manipulation of Prices Act of 2008

Sponsor: Bart Stupak (D-Mich.)

H.R.6377: Energy Markets Emergency Act of 2008

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

H.R.6341: Energy Markets Anti-Manipulation and Integrity Restoration Act

Sponsor: Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

H.R.6604: Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2008

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

S.3268: Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act of 2008

Sponsor: Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

S.3691: Financial Regulation Reform Act of 2008

Sponsor: Susan Collins (R-Maine)

S.1638: Federal Judicial Salary Restoration Act of 2008

Sponsor: Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.)

S.3044: Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008

Sponsor: Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

H.R.6899: Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act

Sponsor: Nick J. Rahall II (D-W.Va.)

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

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

H.R.7060: Renewable Energy and Job Creation Tax 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.)

H.R.4040: Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008

Sponsor: Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.)

S.2045: CPSC Reform Act of 2007

Sponsor: Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)

S.2663: CPSC Reform Act

Sponsor: Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)

S.3001: Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009

Sponsor: Carl Levin (D-Mich.)

S.186: Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act of 2007

Sponsor: Arlen Specter (D-Pa.)

H.R.3013: Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act of 2007

Sponsor: Robert C. Scott (D-Va.)

S.2449: Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2008

Sponsor: Herb Kohl (D-Wis.)

H.R.5884: Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2008

Sponsor: Robert Wexler (D-Fla.)

S.3217: Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act of 2008

Sponsor: Arlen Specter (D-Pa.)

H.R.2102: Free Flow of Information Act of 2007

Sponsor: Rick Boucher (D-Va.)

S.1267: Free Flow of Information Act of 2007

Sponsor: Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.)

S.2035: Free Flow of Information Act of 2007

Sponsor: Arlen Specter (D-Pa.)

H.R.6074: Gas Price Relief for Consumers Act of 2008

Sponsor: Steve Kagen (D-Wis.)

H.R.6022: Strategic Petroleum Reserve Fill Suspension and Consumer Protection Act...

Sponsor: Peter Welch (D-Vt.)

S.3222: Energy Transition Act of 2008

Sponsor: John Thune (R-S.D.)

S.3297: Advancing America's Priorities Act

Sponsor: Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

S.1766: Low Carbon Economy Act of 2007

Sponsor: Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.)

S.2191: Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007

Sponsor: Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.)

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

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

H.R.5577: Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2008

Sponsor: Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)

H.R.6: Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

Sponsor: Nick J. Rahall II (D-W.Va.)

S.1419: Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007

Sponsor: Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

H.R.2950: Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007

Sponsor: Heather A. Wilson (R-N.M.)

S.1263: Petroleum Consumer Price Gouging Protection Act

Sponsor: Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)

S.357: Ten-in-Ten Fuel Economy Act

Sponsor: Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

S.1520: Price Gouging Act of 2007

Sponsor: Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)

S.742: Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007

Sponsor: Patty Murray (D-Wash.)

H.R.1591: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq...

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

S.965: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq...

Sponsor: Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.)

S.577: Oil and Gas Traders Oversight Act of 2007

Sponsor: Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

H.R.594: Prevent Unfair Manipulation of Prices Act of 2007

Sponsor: Bart Stupak (D-Mich.)

S.456: Gang Abatement and Prevention Act of 2007

Sponsor: Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

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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?
Andrew Siff Chief of Staff, Secretary of Labor
Chris Granberg n/a
Sean O'Neill n/a
Chris Heinz 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.

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

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