Auto Lobbying

This Secretive Self-Driving Car Startup Has Hired Obama’s Top Safety Regulator

April 4, 2016 Autonomous car start-up Zoox said on Monday that former top U.S. safety regulator Mark…

Congressman offers unusual defense in ethics probe

By JOHN DUNBAR Center for Public Integrity WASHINGTON — Rep. Roger Williams, the Austin Republican under investigation…

Trucks Are Getting More Dangerous And Drivers Are Falling Asleep At The Wheel. Thank Congress.

The inside story of how the trucking industry and politicians have conspired to make our highways less…

Laws Hinder Prosecutors in Charging G.M. Employees in Ignition Defect

From the factory floor to the corporate suite, employees at General Motors saw indications of a deadly ignition defect and failed to disclose the problem to the government.

Yet even now that prosecutors are closing in on a criminal case against the automaker, their effort to charge individual employees at the center of the case has hit an obstacle: legal loopholes that the auto industry helped create. And while some G.M. employees still face investigation, the prospect of sweeping indictments across the company’s ranks has faded, according to people briefed on the investigation.

Automakers Stay Cozy in U.S. Capital

Automakers stay cozy in U.S.

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 to re-enter public service as a lobbyist for the venerable firm of Venable LLP, which describes its business thus:

The INFLUENCE GAME: US Auto Lobby’s Clout Flagging

June 17, 2009

Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign, a foundation-backed environmental group, summed it up this way:

”It’s a little hard to wield a bludgeon against the environment when you’re shaking a tin cup with your other hand.”

Read the entire story…

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

Automotive News / July 12, 2004

Many Issues, but Only a Few are Critical

By Harry Stoffer
Automotive News / July 12, 2004


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