With legal troubles mounting and spending slowing, NRA promises to boost Trump

President Donald Trump sits with NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre (Michael Reynolds – Pool/Getty Images) The National Rifle Association plans to

Influential lobbying groups battle over GOP coronavirus liability proposal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Controversial liability protections for businesses that are a top priority for the

Trump’s new rules on drone sales benefit influential defense contractors

(Missy Ryan/ The Washington Post via Getty Images) The White House last week announced loosened restrictions on the sales of

Facebook spends big on lobbying as key hearing nears

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Plagued by criticisms of its moderating practices, a congressional antitrust probe and a

House Democrats’ relief package would give Washington lobbying giants access to small business aid

(Drew Angerer/Getty Images) House Democrats’ newest coronavirus relief proposal would allow influential Washington lobbying groups — funded by deep-pocketed corporations

Trump-tied companies receive millions in small business aid

President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speak during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Companies

Trump-tied lobbying firm flourishes as businesses push for coronavirus relief

Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (right) is one of many Ballard Partners lobbyists close to Trump. (Photo by Chris

‘Dark money’ groups pushed Trump to back unproven COVID-19 treatment

(Pedro Vilela/Getty Images) A conservative “dark money” group that received funding from the pharmaceutical industry’s largest trade organization pushed President

Republican lawmakers urge Trump to give oil producers a boost

(Spencer Platt/Getty Images) President Donald Trump is expected to meet with executives from major oil and gas companies at the

Newspaper publishers lobby for government aid amid ‘existential crisis’

(Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Newspapers are asking for government assistance as the ailing industry struggles to overcome plummeting advertising revenue amid

Trump admin deems gun dealers and shooting ranges essential after lobbying push

(DOMINICK REUTER/AFP via Getty Images) The Trump administration designated the firearms industry as essential “critical infrastructure” over the weekend following

Business associations lobby Trump, Congress to ease paid sick leave requirements

(Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, powerful business associations are lobbying the Trump administration and Congress to influence key

Republican Party raking in millions from Trump-tied foreign agent and lobbyist fundraisers

US President Donald Trump and RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) The Republican National Committee and its joint

How to understand the state of the union from money-in-politics perspective

(Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images) In the final State of the Union address of his first term, President Donald Trump

Trump-connected lobbying firms brought in record revenues in 2019

(Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Lobbying firms with connections to President Donald Trump and the Trump administration reported strong earnings in 2019,

Lobbying spending in 2019 nears all-time high as health sector smashes records

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Federal lobbying spending surpassed $3.47 billion last year, a nine-year high, as influential industries tried to

Fastest-growing Washington lobbying firms benefit from Trump ties and revolving door hires

(Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images) For many well-connected Washington lobbying firms, business is booming after President Donald Trump’s 2016 election. 

Retail giants gear up for Black Friday — and political giving

A Black Friday sale (TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) Ready, shoppers? Your long-awaited holidays are afoot — so are the

Which agencies attract the most lobbyists?

The Treasury Department (pictured) is consistently one of the most lobbied federal agencies. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) From the White House

Big Pharma continues to top lobbying spending

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Reps. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) (L) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) reveal House Democrats’ bill to