Members from 111th Congress Swing Through Revolving Door

The 111th Congress saw extraordinary turnover with 93 new Representatives and 13 Senators joining the 112th Congress.  Of the many members who retired or were defeated in the 111th Congress, some went on to lobby.  Currently nine former members of Congress, all former members of the House of Representatives during the 111th Congress, are registered lobbyists. These nine former members are collectively representing 53 clients that  paid their firms over $1.8 million in the first quarter of 2012.

Former Members  Total Amount from Clients the Member Represents (Q1 2012)
 Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D ND-AL)  $510,000
 Rep. Allen Boyd (D FL-2)  $370,000
 Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D SD-AL)  $270,000
 Rep. John B Shadegg (R AZ-3)  $240,000
 Rep. Bart Stupak (D MI-1)  $160,000
 Rep. Walt Minnick (D ID-1)  $104,500
 Rep. Steve Buyer (R IN-4)  $70,000
 Rep. John Tanner (D TN-8)  $60,000
 Rep. Michael Castle (R DE-AL)  $30,000
 Total $1,814,500

Earl Pomeroy

Former Rep. Earl Pomeroy represented North Dakota’s at-large District from January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2011. Pomeroy now works at the firm Alston & Bird, LLP where he represents eleven clients that paid his firm $510,000 in Q1 2012.

Lobbying Activity

  • Firm: Alston & Bird, LLP
  • Clients Amount for Q1 2012: $510,000
  • Clients: 11
    • National Coordinating Committee on Multiemployer Plans
    • Medica
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • The Kidney Care Council
    • Fairview Health Services
    • Seton Healthcare Family
    • Vision Service Plan
    • Fresenius Medical Care North America
    • Aetna Inc.
    • Select Medical Corporation
    • Vibra Healthcare

Issues Lobbied On in 2012

  • Health Issues: Affordable Care Act Health Reform; Implementation of Health Reform; Medicare/Medicaid Reimbursement; Legislation for CMS; Children’s hospital graduate medical education.; Essential Health Benefits Bulletin, released by the Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) on December 16, 2011; The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148); The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-152)
  • Medicare/Medicaid: CMS-9070-P: Medicare and Medicaid Program; Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction: Proposed Rule; Agency Information Collection: Independent Renal Dialysis Facility Cost Report; Document Identifier CMS-265-11 (Notice); Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit Regulation (REG 131491-10); Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans; Proposed rule [CMS-9989-P].

Key Congressional Committees Held

  • Chair, Subcommittee on Social Security for Committee on Ways and Means, (2010 – 2011)
  • Co-Chair, Senate – House Steering Committee on Retirement Security, (2001 – 2005)

Allen Boyd

Former Rep. Allen Boyd represented Florida’s 2nd  District from January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2011. Boyd now works at the firm Twenty-First Century Group, Inc. where he represents ten clients that paid his firm $370,000 in Q1 2012.

Lobbying Activity

  • Firm: Twenty-First Century Group, Inc
  • Clients Amount for Q1 2012: $$370,000
  • Clients: 10
    • In Situ Oil Sands Alliance
    • Telecommunications Development Fund
    • Manatee County Florida, County Administrator’s Office
    • Time Warner Cable Inc.
    • Taxpayers Against Fraud
    • Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Inc.
    • Transportation Intermediaries Association
    • Verizon Wireless
    • National Association of Chain Drug Stores
    • Infrastructure Networks, LLC

Issues Lobbied On

  • Energy/Nuclear: Issues related to Canadian oil sands in general, as well as issues related to H.R. 1938, the North American-Made Energy Security Act; Keystone Pipeline XL; and Section 526 of the 2007 Energy Independence & Security Act.
  • Government Issue: Issues pertaining to the False Claims Act, particularly H.R. 2483, Whistleblower Improvement Act of 2011, and the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

House Legislation Lobbied On

  • 112 H.R.1002: Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011
  • 112 H.R.1860: Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011
  • 112 H.R.1938: North American-Made Energy Security Act
  • 112 H.R.1971: Pharmacy Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2011
  • 112 H.R.2357: Fighting Fraud in Transportation Act of 2011
  • 112 H.R.2483: Whistleblower Improvement Act of 2011
  • 112 H.R.3675: Next Generation Television Marketplace Act
  • 112 H.R.4215: Medicare Pharmacy Transparency and Fair Auditing Act

Key Congressional Committees Held

  • Member, Committee on Appropriations, (1999-2011)

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

Rep. Sandlin represented South Dakota’s at-large District from June 1, 2004 – January 3, 2011. Sandlin now works at the firm Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC where she currently represents nine clients that paid her firm $270,000 in Q1 2012.

Lobbying Activity

  • Firm: Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC
  • Clients Amount for Q1 2012: $270,000
  • Clients: 9
    • Ross Products Division/Abbott Laboratories
    • Alten Operating Company, LLC
    • Fulcrum Bioenergy, Inc.
    • Beef Products Inc.
    • Council For Biotechnology Information (CBI)
    • Fagen, Inc.
    • Raven Industries
    • Nutriset
    • South Dakota State University

Issues Lobbied On

  • Agriculture: Monitor and advocate regarding school lunch program issues, welfare issues, breastfeeding initiatives, and agriculture appropriations
  • Energy/Nuclear: Advise, consult, and advocate on issues related to renewable energy, biofuels, and air quality

Key Congressional Committees Held

  • Chair, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity for Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, (2007 – 2011)

John B Shadegg

Former Rep. John Shadegg represented Arizona’s 3rd District from January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2011. Shadegg now works at the firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP where he represents three clients that paid his firm $240,000 in Q1 2012.

Lobbying

  • Firm: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Clients Amount for Q1 2012: $220,000
  • Clients: 3
    • Natl Assn of Convenience Stores,
    • Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America
    • Facebook, Inc.

Issues

  • Banking: Issues related to banking and financial services reform legislation including:; Credit Card Fair Fee Act; Credit Card Interchange Fees Act
  • Roads/Highway: Reauthorization of highway trust fund, including commercialization of interstate rest areas

Key memberships

  • Chair,National Republican Congressional Committee,(1999 – 2006)
  • Vice-Chair, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade for the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, (2003 – 2004)
  • Chair, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence for the Committee on Homeland Security, (2003 – 2004)

Bart Stupak

Former Rep. Bart Stupak represented Michigan’s 1st District from January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2011. Stupak now works at the firm Venable LLP where he represents six clients that paid his firm $160,000 in Q1 2012.

Lobbying Activity

  • Firm: Venable LLP
  • Clients Amount for Q1 2012: $160,000
  • Clients: 6
    • Beverly Hills Unified School District
    • Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
    • Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • Composite Panel Association
    • Apache Gaming Board

Issues Lobbied on

  • Agriculture: Farm bill (not yet introduced) and definition of renewable biomass
  • Gaming/Gambling/Casino: Matters pending before the National Indian Gaming Commission
  • Energy/Nuclear: Monitor issues relating to ANWR

House Legislation Lobbied On

  • 112 H.R.1920: To amend the Clean Air Act to conform the definition of renewable biomass to the definition given the term in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002.
  • 112 H.R.2632: Life Sciences Jobs and Investment Act of 2011

Key Congressional Committees

  • Chair, Subcommittee on Health for the  Committee on Energy and Commerce, (2007-2011)
  • Chair, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy for the Committee on Energy and Commerce (2009-2010)

Walt Minnick

Former Rep. Walt Minnick represented Idaho’s 3rd District from January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011. Minnick now works at the firm The Majority Group, LLC where he represents ten clients that paid his firm $104,500 in Q1 2012.

Lobbying Activity

  • Firm: The Majority Group, LLC
  • Clients Amount for Q1 2012: $104,500
  • Clients: 10
    • Numbers USA
    • AGRI Beef Co.
    • Iserve Residential Lending LLC
    • National Potato Council
    • NRS
    • Pef Services, LLC
    • Miami University
    • Fci Lender Services, Inc
    • Property Liquidators, LLC
    • Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Orange County

Issues Lobbied On

  • Education: Education advocacy, university funding, and federal regulation of student programs
  • Financial Institutions/Investments/Securities: Also met with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Met with agencies regarding real estate loans and property sales. Also met with agencies regarding electronic sales services and marketing technologies.; Compliance; Contacted Fannie Mae regarding registration; State Registration
  • Immigration: Employment Verification

Key Congressional Committees

  • Member, Committee on Financial Services (2009-2011)

Steve Buyer

Former Rep. Steve Buyer represented Indiana’s 4th District from January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2011. Buyer now works at the firm Steve Buyer Group where he represents two clients that paid his firm $70,000 in Q1 2012.

Lobbying

  • Firm: Steve Buyer Group
  • Clients Amount for Q1 2012: $70,000
  • Clients: 2
    • T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    • McKesson Corporation and Its Affiliate U.S. Oncology

Issues Lobbied On

  • Telecommunications: Education regarding spectrum and data roaming issues.
  • Veterans: Education regarding the Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor contract.

Key Congressional Committees

  • Chair, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, (2005-2006)
  • Chair, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, (2001-2004)
  • Chair, Subcommittee on Military Personnel for the Committee on Armed Services, (1999-2000)

John Tanner

Former Rep. John Tanner represented Tennessee’s 8th District from January 3, 1989 – January 3, 2011. Tanner now works at the firm Prime Policy Group where he represents one client that paid his firm $60,000 in Q1 2012.

Lobbying

  • Firm: Prime Policy Group
  • Clients Amount for Q1 2012: $60,000
  • Client: Ceridian Benefits Services, Inc.

Issues Lobbied On

  • Defense: Military one source payment issues for expired government contracts.
  • Government issues: Military one source contract issues.

Key Congressional Committees

  • Chair, Subcommittee on Trade for Committee on Ways and Means, (2010-2011)
  • Chair, Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures for Committee on Ways and Means , (2009-2010)
  • Vice Chair, House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, (2001-2002)

Michael Castle

Former Rep. Michael Castle represented Delaware’s at-large District from January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2011. Castle now works at the firm DLA Piper LLP (US) where he represents one client that paid his firm $30,000 in Q1 2012.

Lobbying Activity

  • Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Clients Amount for Q1 2012: $30,000
  • Client: Cape Wind Associates, LLC

Issues Lobbied On

  • Energy/Nuclear: Policies affecting wind energy and renewable energy; Proposals to extend tax credits related to the production of electricity from offshore wind; S. 1397, Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act; H.R. 3238, Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act.

House Legislation Lobbied

  • 112 H.R.3238: Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act

Key Congressional Committees

  • Chair, Subcommittee on Education Reform for the Committee on Financial Services, (2001-2006)
  • Chair,Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis, and Counterintelligence for the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, (1999-2002)
  • Chair, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth and Families for Committee on Financial Services, (1999-2000)

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