Gingrich is part of a Wednesday panel looking back on 1994′s “Contract With America.” (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Newt Gingrich and Tom DeLay had a rocky relationship when they served together in House GOP leadership nearly two decades ago.
But on the occasion of the 20-year anniversary of the historic 1994 elections that swept their party into power, the two former congressmen are getting the band back together.
On Wednesday evening, they will reunite on Capitol Hill to participate in a panel discussion looking back on that cycle and the history of the Contract With America, the document of campaign promises that helped Republicans cruise to victory. Full story
Nussle, a former House Budget Committee chairman, is the new president of the nation’s largest association of credit unions. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Another press release announcing another longtime former lawmaker taking another high-profile lobbying gig.
Just another day in Washington, D.C.
The Credit Union National Association, the nation’s largest trade group for credit unions, says former Iowa congressman Jim Nussle, who served eight terms and also worked in the second Bush White House as director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been named president and CEO.
“After an exhaustive search, in which nearly 100 highly qualified candidates were considered, the CUNA Board has unanimously accepted and certified the executive search committee’s recommendation of Jim as the next chief executive of our association,” said CUNA Chairman Dennis Pierce.
Nussle, 54, served in the House from 1991-2007 as a Republican from Iowa’s 1st and 2nd congressional districts. From 2001-06, he served as chairman of the House Budget Committee.
He joined the Bush White House after an unsuccessful bid for the Iowa governorship.
Since then, he’s helped found Growth Energy, a pro-ethanol trade association and The Nussle Group, a public affairs consulting firm.
This YouTube clip captures one of his most memorable moments on the floor of Congress.
He’ll be the vice chairman and managing director of Moelis & Company, which describes itself as “a leading global investment bank.” Cantor will also be elected to the bank’s board of directors, according to an official press release that went out Tuesday morning. Full story
Ryan, kicking off his book tour in Philadelphia, ruled out another government shutdown. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
PHILADELPHIA — House Republicans won’t shut down the government in September, Heritage Action is “constructive at the end of the day” and a person can write a book without necessarily running for president.
Those were some of the points Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., hit home during an exclusive interview with CQ Roll Call Wednesday afternoon from the ornate Union League Building in downtown Philadelphia.
The House Budget Committee chairman and 2012 vice presidential nominee was in the city to kick-off a 10-day national tour promoting his new book, which hit the stands Tuesday.
“The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea” is part-memoir, part-sweeping policy proposal, and Ryan will be spending some of the waning days of August recess touting it in Wisconsin, Chicago, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas and California.
Moffett in the lobby of Mayer Brown. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
As a longtime lobbyist who happens to be a former member of Congress, ex-Rep. Toby Moffett, D-Conn., thinks criticism of the so-called revolving door is a bit unfair. “You see former quarterbacks and all-star baseball players just moving seamlessly into the media and they’re treated with reverence because they know the game,” he said, adding, “Why wouldn’t the same be true for people who know the political game?”
Moffett, who left Congress in 1983, is settling into life at Mayer Brown as a senior adviser to the law firm’s government and global trade group. He is based in D.C., but will focus on the firm’s clients that have a stake in Africa, ranging from the Moroccan ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s soccer team.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown last month, Moffett ran his own lobbying firm, The Moffett Group. Moffett said the company no longer exists and he now oversees the group’s clients under the Mayer Brown umbrella.