Auto Lobbying

Congressman offers unusual defense in ethics probe

By JOHN DUNBAR Center for Public Integrity WASHINGTON — Rep. Roger Williams, the Austin Republican under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, asserts that he did nothing wrong when he offered an amendment that would benefit car dealers — despite the fact that he himself is a car dealer. Members …

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Automakers Stay Cozy in U.S. Capital

Automakers stay cozy in U.S. capital The revolving doors may be well-distributed around Washington, but NHTSA has long been viewed as a particular problem child, with many officials going to auto-related firms. January 26, 2014|Michael Hiltzik Nothing seemed to underscore the revolving door between federal regulators and the companies they …

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Strickland Takes Express to Lobbytown – 1/10/14

Well, we cracked open our virtual newspaper the other morning and found a bunch of non-news – winter is cold, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s a bully, and such. On the inside page, however, was a non-news story of particular interest: Former NHTSA Administrator David Strickland is leaving public service …

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The INFLUENCE GAME: US Auto Lobby’s Clout Flagging

  June 17, 2009 THE INFLUENCE GAME: US auto lobby’s clout flagging ALAN FRAM, The Associated Press Arrayed like props behind the Rose Garden lectern, Detroit automotive executives applauded last month as President Barack Obama announced new federal standards for gasoline mileage and greenhouse gas emissions. Many in the auto …

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Congress Category Description

The Center for Auto Safety in the nation’s capital: keeping consumers up-to-date on auto related legislation and regulation working with congress and federal agencies to make our cars safer providing expert opinions and data in congressional testimony.

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Ranking the Players Who Make a Mark in D.C.

Automotive News / July 12, 2004 WASHINGTON — Auto lobbyists persuade, cajole and sometimes battle not just officeholders but also representatives of other interests. Here is a top 10 list of people who matter to the industry in the nation’s capital. Some have the power to save or kill good …

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Many Issues, but Only a Few are Critical

By Harry StofferAutomotive News / July 12, 2004 WASHINGTON — In its most recent disclosure to Congress, General Motors said its lobbyists are working on more than 100 bills, regulations or issues. They cover familiar automotive topics such as fuel economy and airbags. But they also include electric utility restructuring …

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