With Daniel Lippman
HARRIS AIDE HEADS TO Ok STREET: Certainly one of Vice President Kamala Harris’ prime aides when she was within the Senate is heading to Ok Avenue. Yasmin Rigney Nelson will turn out to be a associate on the lobbying agency Bracewell LLP, the agency introduced, advising shoppers on power tax points, power coverage financial impacts, and environmental justice and fairness points. Earlier than becoming a member of Harris’ workplace in 2017, Nelson additionally labored for Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and for the Senate Finance Committee beneath Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). She additionally served as president of the Senate Black Legislative Employees Caucus.
— As PI reported last summer, Harris doesn’t have fairly as many alumni scattered about Ok Avenue as her new boss, who’s been in Washington for many years. The veep’s first legislative director, Clint Odom, is the senior vice chairman of coverage and advocacy on the Nationwide City League. Grant Barbosa is now an in-house lobbyist for Emergent BioSolutions, the pharmaceutical firm President Joe Biden scrapped a visit to earlier this month. Lartease Tiffith, a former senior counsel to Harris, is now an in-house lobbyist for Amazon. And Sergio Gonzales, a former immigration adviser, is now the chief director of the immigration advocacy group Immigration Hub.
SANFORD JOINING SHUMAKER: Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is becoming a member of Shumaker Advisors as an government vice chairman and principal because the agency seems to be to strengthen its Florida and Ohio-heavy footprint within the Carolinas. Sanford, who additionally served twice in Congress and mounted a short-lived presidential major problem to then-President Donald Trump, is not going to register to foyer, he informed PI in an interview. He responded that he has a “clean slate” when requested what sorts of shoppers he’d be working with.
FIRST IN PI — LOT SIXTEEN ADDS 3: The lobbying and public affairs agency Lot Sixteen has employed Brian Hughes as government vice chairman and Jennifer Storipan and Ryan Nickel as vice presidents. Hughes was beforehand the Senate Power and Pure Sources Committee’s Republican workers director. Storipan was beforehand government director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration and can be a former aide to Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio). And Nickel was beforehand communications director for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).
SMALL SELLERS LOOK TO STAND THEIR GROUND AMID AMAZON ANTIPATHY: Practically half a dozen tech firms partaking in smaller-scale e-commerce than websites like Amazon, which has earned the ire of Washington, launched a brand new coalition as we speak aimed toward making certain their enterprise fashions don’t get swept up in any crackdown on their bigger rival. The Coalition to Defend America’s Small Sellers — fashioned by eBay, Etsy, Mercari, OfferUp and Poshmark — will work “to coach policymakers on the advantages of their eCommerce enterprise fashions whereas additionally working collaboratively with policymakers to search out considerate options to client safety, competitors and financial growth points impacting their industries,” in keeping with a information launch.
— The group, which has retained Thorn Run Companions to foyer on its behalf, will first goal the INFORM Shoppers Act. The invoice would direct on-line platforms that enable third-party sellers to authenticate the identification of high-volume third-party sellers and power platforms to make out there contact data for such sellers, and has the backing of a broad coalition of shops, commerce teams, producers and extra.
— PASS argues that its necessities might be too burdensome or compromise the privateness of sellers on its members’ marketplaces, whom it needs to guard from “inadvertent hurt from in any other case well-intentioned laws,” stated Nathan Garnett, common counsel of OfferUp.
REMEMBER THIS GUY?: P. Brennan Hart III — the senior Trump appointee on the Basic Companies Administration who made headlines after the 2019 publication of an investigation that discovered he had oral intercourse with a White Home official on the company’s roof — “is again on the general public political scene, having launched a new political action committee known as the American Enterprise Federation,” Insider’s Robin Bravender and Dave Levinthal report.
— Hart, who has since been working on the consulting agency Three Rivers Options, LLC, “is the one official listed on the fundraising group’s paperwork,” which doesn’t clarify what the PAC’s mission is or whom it would assist.
THE RIGHT GEARS UP TO FIGHT BIDEN TAX INCREASES: High Republican operatives, together with former Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of workers, Marc Brief, are banding collectively to scramble the White House’s plans to finance a massive infrastructure package via tax hikes, Axios’ Jonathan Swan reviews.
— The group, known as the Coalition to Defend American Staff, “plans to spend not less than $25 million on TV and digital advertisements and organizing” and can “goal members of Congress contemplating backing Biden’s plans, together with reasonable and weak Home Democrats in swing districts. The supply additionally stated the group might goal Republican members who could also be tempted to vote for the tax will increase to fund” the plan, which Biden will start to roll out tomorrow.
FORMER JOURNALISTS LAUNCH PR FIRM: Jeff Goldberg, beforehand the Northern Virginia bureau chief for WJLA-TV, and Kyle Lanningham, a former photojournalist, have teamed as much as launch Emerson Avenue Media, a agency providing PR companies in addition to video manufacturing, social media and disaster communications. It’s named for the numerous conversations in Lanningham’s yard, the place the thought was hatched.
WHERE CORPORATE MONEY *IS* FLOWING: “As Home Republican Convention Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) prepares for an intense major election, business PACs are giving her an early fundraising boost,” OpenSecrets’ Karl Evers-Hillstrom reviews. “Via the primary two months of the 12 months, Cheney is the No. 2 recipient of donations from PACs related to companies and commerce associations, trailing solely Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer for the highest spot amongst all members of Congress.”
BUSINESS LEADERS PRESS SCHUMER, WHITE HOUSE TO REPEAL SALT CAP: “Leaders of the finance trade and different companies in New York are pushing President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer, who represents the state, to bring back the full state and local tax deduction,” CNBC’s Brian Schwartz reviews. Schumer “signaled as lately as Friday that he plans to deliver up the return of the complete deduction when negotiations start over reforming the tax code as a way to pay for Biden’s subsequent initiatives, together with rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure.”
IF YOU MISSED IT MONDAY: The New Yorker’s Jane Meyer obtained audio of a conference call between a senior adviser to Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell and leaders of conservative teams just like the Koch-backed Stand Collectively wherein a analysis director for the group mentioned polling for congressional Democrats’ voting rights and ethics reform invoice, conceding that it “was so widespread that it wasn’t price making an attempt to mount a public-advocacy marketing campaign to shift opinion,” and that the perfect route for killing the invoice could be “‘under-the-dome-type methods’—that means legislative maneuvers beneath Congress’s roof, such because the filibuster.”
— Sean Memon has joined the D. E. Shaw group as a senior vice chairman within the agency’s authorized & compliance division, the place he’ll function chief of workers. He was most lately chief of workers on the Securities & Trade Fee.
— Chris Pernie is now an government director of state and federal authorities affairs at Novo Nordisk. He was most lately government director of federal authorities affairs at Bristol Myers Squibb.
— Adrienne Harris is now a senior adviser on the Brunswick Group, Playbook reviews. She most lately labored at a San Francisco-based insurtech start-up, and is an Obama NEC alum.
— Ambassador Andrew Bremberg is becoming a member of the Victims of Communism Memorial Basis as president and CEO. He beforehand served as ambassador and everlasting consultant of the US to the Workplace of the United Nations and Different Worldwide Organizations in Geneva.
— Izzy Olive is becoming a member of Trident DMG as an account supervisor, Huddle reviews. She beforehand labored in Rep. Eric Swalwell’s (D-Calif.) workplace.
— Katie Ott will probably be senior director of presidency affairs at Breakthrough Power, per Playbook. She beforehand was director of federal authorities affairs at Exelon.
— Former Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) has joined the advisory board of the Partnership for Accountable Progress, Morning Power reviews.
ALASKA FIRST (Tremendous PAC)
American Enterprise Federation (PAC)
MISSION FIRST PEOPLE ALWAYS PAC (PAC)
Trenton Crossing Fund (Tremendous PAC)
Banner Public Affairs, LLC: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP: Make investments In Training Coalition
Capitol Metropolis Group, Ltd.: Byd North America
Capitol Metropolis Group, Ltd.: Sk Innovation Co., Ltd.
Capitol Counsel, LLC: The Promoting Coalition
Capitol Integration: Hypergiant
Dunham Regulation & Coverage Pllc: Inexperienced Chemistry & Commerce Council, Inc.
Empire Consulting Group: Hannegan Landau Poersch & Rosenbaum Advocacy LLC (For Palantir Applied sciences Inc)
Hogan Lovells US LLP: Digital Diagnostics Inc (Fka: Idx Applied sciences Inc.)
Hogan Lovells US LLP: Nationwide Affiliation Of Acos
Hogan Lovells US LLP: Soleo Well being
Khoury Johnson Leavitt: Perception
Lot Sixteen LLC: Baker Hughes Firm
Lot Sixteen LLC: Broad Attain Energy
Lot Sixteen LLC: Zero Emissions Transportation Affiliation (Zeta)
Mccarter & English, LLP: Ed Farm
Mccarter & English, LLP: Science In Donation
Mclarty Inbound LLC: Pt Bukalapak.Com
Mclarty Inbound LLC: Pt Tokopedia
Mirsonia Group: Puerto Rico Statehood Council
Phoenix International Group Included: Swiss Centurion Monetary Guarantor Companies LLC
Phoenix International Group Included: Swiss Centurion International Underwriting Group Inc.
Phoenix International Group Included: Swiss Centurion Underwriting Companies Inc.
The Ferguson Group, LLC: Brookhaven, Ga – Metropolis Of
Theodore Sitther: Alliance For Peacebuilding
Thorn Run Companions: Amplifon USA
Thorn Run Companions: Institutional Restricted Companions Affiliation
Thorn Run Companions: Defend America’s Small Sellers Coalition (Loosely Fashioned Coalition)
Thorn Run Companions: PTC Therapeutics, Inc.
Thorn Run Companions: Studying Is Elementary, Inc
Tides Group, LLC: Proctoru Inc.
Van Scoyoc Associates: Interstate Council On Water Coverage
10-Sq. Options: Triwest Healthcare Alliance
Capitol Hill Consulting Group: Waste Administration, Inc.
Capitol Integration: Davinci In Flight Coaching
Capitol Integration: Nammo Perry, Inc
Ms. Barbara Burchett: Concrete Reinforcing Metal Institute