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Koch Companies Public Sector LLC Adds Another Lobbying Firm
Posted at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 2, 2013
The firm representing Koch Industries, a multinational corporation involved in manufacturing, trading and investments, has added new strength to its lobbying efforts at the federal level.
Koch Companies Public Sector LLC represents Koch Industries, whose principal owners are Charles G. Koch and his brother David H. Koch. They have hired the public policy and government relations firm of Ice Miller Strategies LLC of Washington, D.C., to lobby on cyber security, chemicals, and issues relating to chemical facility anti-terrorism standards.
Ice Miller will use lobbyists Clayton Heil, former deputy staff director and general counsel on the Senate Appropriations Committee; Graham Hill, for staff director and senior counsel on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; Andy Mueller and Thomas Lynch, former subcommittee staff director on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Koch Companies Public Sector LLC reported spending $3,220,000 on lobbying in the second quarter of 2013, a 23 percent increase from the previous quarter. They spent $2,610,000 lobbying in the first quarter of 2013. During 2012 they spent $10,550,000 lobbying at the federal level.
Koch Companies Public Sector currently utilizes their own lobbyists and those from nine lobbying firms. In the second quarter of 2013 they paid the following firms: Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc. $60,000; Siff & Associates $50,000; Hunton & Williams $50,000; Palmetto Group $40,000; Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford $36,000; MWR Strategies $20,000; Cypress Advocacy $10,000; Peter Loughlin less than $5,000; Shockey Scofield Solutions not reported.