14th and G Podcast

Political Chaos May Keep K Street Busy During Congressional Lull

Most lobbyists loathe Donald Trump, but they may thank the Republican presidential nominee for helping them scare up business during Congress’ extended hiatus. Battles over spending bills, an update to chemical regulatory laws and a measure to spur biomedical research helped fill K Street coffers during the first half of the year, according to recently filed lobbying reports. But with Congress away for a good portion of the second half of the year, lobbyists expect to spend most of their time with frazzled clients, trying to make sense of an unpredictable presidential election and preparing for what’s next.