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Climate change: Australia is shaping up to be the villain of COP26 talks in Glasgow
If Australia's allies were worried that the country might cause them problems at upcoming climate talks in Glasgow, the past week of events should leave little doubt in their minds. It will. © Lukas Coch/AP Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, on Sept. 9, 2021. The government confirmed it refused to allow climate change goals to be written into a proposed free trade deal with Britain, as pressure mounts on Australia to make more ambitious commitments to cut carbon emissions.
Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner joined Covington & Burling LLP as senior of counsel. Browner led the EPA during the Clinton administration and served as director of the Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy under former President Obama.
Sarah Young joined Cassidy and Associates as a senior vice president. Young previously served as a bipartisan professional staff member for the House Appropriations Committee for two decades.
Lobbying firm A1.9 Strategies LLC hired Scott Nance as a vice president. Nance most recently served as Democratic staff director for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security and previously served as an aide to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).
Delta variant postpones K Street’s full return
Lobbying firms have pushed back official reopening dates, and some events have switched to virtual with the resurgence of COVID-19. But K Street denizens say they still are attending in-person meetings, heading to their downtown offices and gathering for campaign fundraisers. The fundraising solicitations to events benefiting lawmakers’ reelection coffers come with caveats now. “Things […] The post Delta variant postpones K Street’s full return appeared first on Roll Call.
Shawn Bone will join Verizon as director of federal regulatory public policy. Bone previously served as Democratic senior counsel for communications and technology policy for the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
Van Scoyoc Associates hired Thad Inge as a vice president. Inge most recently led government relations at Paychex Inc. and previously served as associate administrator of the Small Business Administration's Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs in the Obama administration.
Alvin Chan joined Samsung Electronics America as senior director for public policy. He most recently led government relations at HP and previously served as policy counsel to former Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
Winning Strategies Washington hired James Gee as of counsel. Gee most recently served as chief of staff to Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.).
The DC swamp is back — and it's swampier than ever .
The bigger the stakes, the more time and money interested parties are willing to spend. And the stakes have never been bigger. Yet we have only a vague idea how much money is actually being spent, who is spending it, where it's going and who it's helping - or hurting.Some companies and organizations want to be in on the take, others try to keep from being taken. And some take a third approach: lobbying Congress and bureaucrats to impose more taxes and regulations on their more successful competitors.We saw this with Trump-imposed tariffs. Thousands of U.S.