“We have had several different folks reach out to us,” Bingel said, noting that last week the firm was retained by the International Dairy Food Association. “In the business we’re in, you always want to grow your business.” The ag
“Creating a trigger could cause problems in the marketplace, said Dean A. Rosen, who was a chief health care advisor to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. I worry that once you have that mechanism in place it could
But such bills will die in the current Congress. And, despite recent roadblocks, Dean Rosen, a former Republican healthcare advisor, believes that the chances of Democrats passing some type of healthcare legislation are still good. “Failure is not an option
As its first significant act, the coalition has engaged Washington lobbying firm Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti to represent its interests. “Open-source software can help deliver improved government service–plain and simple–and the administration recognizes this more than any in our nation’s history,”
The Majority Under 40, a hotshot set of young Democratic lobbyists, is showing signs of attaining political maturity. Specifically, they’ve gained an audience with Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, next Wednesday. The
If successful, the meetings can energize supporters and soften foes, said Jamie Brown, a former Bush White House legislative affairs aide who accompanied and helped prepare Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito for their Senate meetings. “If a nominee
In the first quarter of 2009, Yahoo disclosed $460,000 in lobbying expenditures toward a range of topics including organized retail crime, Internet advertising and online child protection. In addition, Yahoo worked with outside lobbyists like Kountoupes Consulting; Ryan, MacKinnon, Vasapoli
Consumers Favor Internet Over Cell Phone and Cable TV According to New Study From Pew Research Center
“Flexibility in a national broadband plan is key as we learn more from broadband mapping and from the return on initial stimulus investments,” said IIA Co-Chairman Bruce Mehlman. “The best strategy will start by examining where we stand today and
Suite Talk hears that Cindy Brown, longtime chief of staff to Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), is leaving Capitol Hill for a job at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti.
Cynthia Brown has joined Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti. She was previously Chief of Staff to Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI).
Bruce Mehlman and Larry Irving are of co-chairmen the Internet Innovation Alliance. Mehlman served as assistant secretary of Commerce for technology policy in the Bush administration, and Irving served as assistant secretary of Commerce for communications and information in the
On its roster of six hired-gun lobbying firms are the Capitol Health Group; Davis & Harman; the Duberstein Group; HC Associates; Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti; and Stephanie Wenkert Kanwit.
Bruce Mehlman, TCC executive director, said the White House should be credited with numerous schemes which advocate investment, however, limiting the tax deferral initiative is to the detriment of US businesses. ‘We cannot expect to lead the world in high-tech
“The Obama Administration deserves credit for many initiatives to promote investment and innovation,” said Bruce Mehlman, Executive Director of the TCC, a group made up of high-tech CEOs focused on policies that strengthen American competitiveness. “But we cannot expect to
“It’s the no. 1 issue in Washington for a majority of high tech leaders at a time when there is a lot on the table in Washington,” said Bruce Mehlman, executive director of the Technology CEO Council, which also includes
Online organizing “still comes down to what you’re selling,” said Bruce Mehlman, a tech lobbyist who was assistant secretary of commerce in the Bush administration. “Obama, as an idea, was wildly popular. Will that work with health care reform?” Mehlman
“Some of the change is a realization that there’s a business case to be made here” for pursuing changes, said Dean Rosen, a health industry consultant at the lobbying firm of Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti who served as a longtime GOP
“There is the simplistic, straight story and the nuanced version,” said Dean Rosen, a partner at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti who was a Senate GOP aide at the time and later worked for the now-defunct organization that ran the ads, the
Still, Jamie Brown, a former Bush administration official who helped prepare both Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. for their confirmations, said getting ready for Supreme Court hearings is more intense than preparing for
David Castagnetti, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti. Castagnetti is a well-respected Democrat that solidified his ties to Capitol Hill as congressional liaison for the 2004 Kerry presidential campaign.
“If regulations are onerous, then yes, it will slow down investment,” says Bruce Mehlman, co-chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance, a trade group.
“One thing that’s clear to me both from the Obama proposals and those in Congress is that technology and innovation are the only viable long-term solutions to America’s energy challenge,” said Bruce Mehlman, executive director of the Technology CEO Council,
On the Obama Corridor, sources point to an in-crowd with particularly tight ties to the Obama folks. Among them is Bruce Mehlman of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen Bingel & Thomas Inc. – ironically a Bush administration alumnus who is executive director
“By surrounding yourself with people like Julius, you clearly seek advisers who are bullish on using technology to solve national problems,” said Bruce Mehlman, founding partner of Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti. Mehlman, a former assistant secretary for technology policy at the
“As Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel (Ill.) prepares to become President-elect Obama’s chief of staff, he won’t just be taking his Rolodex of Capitol hill contacts. He will also have number of K Street allies who expect to have a
“A technology policy agenda that doesn’t include high-skilled immigration is incomplete,” said Bruce Mehlman, a former Bush administration Commerce Department official on technology issues.”
Reason to Watch: Brown was the first in-house lobbyist for Google before she joined Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti. She brings Republican ties and tech savvy to the firm.
“We’re now in a period where at least everyone is a little bit at risk,” said Dean Rosen, a lobbyist who was health aide for former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. Rosen, now a partner at the lobby shop
“As part of the team responsible for shepherding President Bush’s Supreme Court nominees through the confirmation process, Jamie Brown had to know where senators stood on weighty constitutional issues like privacy rights and habeas corpus. Brown was key element of
In such case, lobbyist Dean Rosen, who runs the health care practice at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, said he found a receptive audience. His client, Medicare Cost Contractor Alliance, felt the data the CBO used to score a program was outdated.
David Castagnetti is a partner in bipartisan firm, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti and has expertise in telecommunication, energy, trade, and other issues from his days as an aide in the House to Norman Y. Mineta of California and Edward J. Markey
Grown-Ups. The group Majority Under 40, started by several under-age-40 Democratic lobbyists earlier this year as a way to get to know their party’s freshman class, is turning 21 – sort of. David Thomas, a founder of the network and
Lobby Shops: Republican lobbysit Jamie Brown is leaving Google to join Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti. Brown, 37, was the No. 2 hire at Google’s Washington office just over a year ago. She found the company its spiffy new digs at 1101
Earlier this year, for example, the tech-heavy immigration coalition Compete America, which had been housed at NAM, moved its base to operations to the lobbying firm Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti.
Workers Needed: With the immigration debate heating up again, tech industry honchos are hoping they can finally convince lawmakers to lift the cap on visas for the high-skilled workers they say their companies desperately need… As the lobbying push gets
Opportunity burns and other tech lobbyists point to the improvements made by tech companies in recent years. Bruce Mehlman, former assistant secretary for tech policy at the Commerce Department and founder of Mehlman, Vogel, Castagnetti, whose clients include IBM, Intel
“We don’t hire based on perceived prevailing political winds,” said Mehlman, adding, “We want to be bipartisan, but there is no quota. Our Republicans are doing everything we can to maintain Republican control. Our Democrats are doing everything they can
“Dean Rosen, head of the health care practice at lobby shop Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, is now a partner at the firm … Rosen 41, arrived at MVC barely a year ago. But he’s already attracted high-profile health care clients, including
“UP AND AWAY. David Thomas is now a principal at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, signing with the growing lobbying firm after stepping down as chief of staff for Re. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.”
“Dean Rosen, a former health care aide to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and now head of the health care practice at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, said it would be a mistake to “overreact and do something that moves away
“CHIEF DEPARTURE. Kelly Bingel, chief of staff for Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., is joining the upstart lobbying firm of Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti … “Sen. Lincoln has been my mentor,” said Bingel, who holds a law degree from Georgetown and a
“The top liaison to Capitol Hill during the presidential campaign of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has signed on as a partner with an up-and-coming lobbying firm run by a pair of GOP strategist who have deep connections to the White