Thursday, November 1, 2012

Think Tankers Make "Top Lobbyists" List

The Hill has just published its 2012 "Top Lobbyists" list, and a couple think tankers made this year's cut.
  • Matt Bennett, Third Way: The centrist think tank has been nudging Congress toward a grand bargain on the federal debt and will be urging lawmakers to "go big" if deal making takes place after the election.
  • Daniel Weiss, Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF): Weiss leads the climate change team at CAP, a liberal think tank that is hard at work on an agenda for the next Democratic majority - whenever it arrives.
I have not included people from "quasi-think tanks," such as Americans for Tax Reforms' (AFT) Grover Norquist, who made The Hill list.