Lobbying Relationship


International Franchise Association (IFA)

More records

Lobbying firm

Kountoupes Denham Carr & Reid, LLC

More records

  • Issues related to credit card swipe fees.
  • Issues impacting the franchise industry, including the Federal Trade Commission's Franchise Rule.
  • Issues related to employment and workforce policies impacting the franchise industry, including the joint employer rule, and H.J. Res.98/S.J. Res. 49, a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval to overturn the National Labor Relations Board's joint employer rule.

Duration: to

General Issues: Financial Institutions/Investments/Securities, Consumer Issues/Safety/Protection, Labor Issues/Antitrust/Workplace, Veterans, Taxation/Internal Revenue Code, Small Business

Spending: about $420,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2022: U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Commerce - Dept of (DOC)

Bills mentioned

S.4674: Credit Card Competition Act of 2022

Sponsor: Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.)

S.3625: Employee Retention Tax Credit Reinstatement Act

Sponsor: Margaret Hassan (D-N.H.)

H.R.6161: Employee Retention Tax Credit Reinstatement Act

Sponsor: Carol Miller (R-W.Va.)

H.J.RES.98: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5,...

Sponsor: John James (R-Mich.)

S.J.RES.49: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter...

Sponsor: Bill Cassidy (R-La.)

Show All Mentioned Bills


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?
Lisa Kountoupes Deputy Asst to the President & House Liaison,Special Asst to the President for Legislative Affairs,Asst. Director for Legislative Affairs at OMB,Special Asst to Undersecretary,Dept of Energy,Policy Advisor to Chairman of Energy&Commerce Committee
Lori Denham Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, Legislative Assistant, Senior Policy Advisor, Communications Director, Staff Assistant - Rep. Cal Dooley, D-CA; Legislative Director - Rep. Darlene Hooley, D-OR
MJ Kenny Deputy Floor Director, Floor Assistant - Office of the Senate Democratic Whip; Legislative Aide, Legislative Correspondent - Senator Richard J. Durbin , D-IL
Patrick Hayes Chief of Staff, Legislative Director - Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV; Deputy Legislative Director, Legislative Assistant - Sen. Evan Bayh, D-IN; Staff Director - Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee.
Julie Hershey Carr Senior Policy Advisor, Legislative Director, Legislative Assistant - Rep. Joe Pitts, R-PA
Mary Dee Beal Policy Analyst, Senate Republican Policy Committee; Acting Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary, USDA; Senior Advisor to the Secretary, USDA; Legislative Director, Rep. Drew Ferguson, R-GA; Legislative Director, Rep. Austin Scott, R-GA
Denise Mousouris 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.

Q1 Report
Q4 Report
Q3 Report
Q2 Report
Q1 Report
Q4 Report
Q3 Report
Q2 Report
Q1 Report

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

Close Comment Creative Commons Donate Email Facebook Mobile Phone Podcast Print Google News logo Google_NewsInitiative_Lockup_FullColor RSS Search Search Twitter WhatsApp Resolving differences Check Building Arrow right Info circle Oops OOPS Pencil File text Bars Search Close Cogs Filter Compare Revolving Door Info card Activity Member menu Globe Document External link Quote News Calendar No Vote
Current site Current page