K Street Fleeing From DISCLOSE Act

The Supreme Court decision upholding its 2010 ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission on June 25, made it clear that corporations, labor unions and individuals can continue to pour unlimited sums of money into congressional and presidential elections this year. Less clear is whether — or when — there will be enough support […]

Will McCain Join Fight For Super PAC Transparency?

Sen. John McCain appears back in the game on campaign finance reform, reportedly chatting with Democrats about joining forces to require outside groups, who accept unlimited sums of money from corporations and labor unions, to disclose the names of their donors. That will surely further increase the activity of lobbyists who already have been keeping […]

Phil Gramm Launches DC Firm

Former Sen. Phil Gramm (R-TX) has started his own firm in Washington, Politico reported Tuesday. On its web site, Gramm Partners describes itself as a public policy firm experienced in the issues confronting financial companies. Gramm is senior partner, overseeing the firm’s policy advisory team in Washington. Gramm served six years as a representative and […]