Sunday, November 24, 2019

Think Tank FDD Starts Sister Lobbying Arm

Here is more from Politico:

Tyler Stapleton, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ deputy director of congressional relations, has registered to lobby through FDD Action. It’s the first time the think tank has had a registered lobbyist. Stapleton will lobby on a variety of bills involving Turkey and Iran — of which the think tank has been sharply critical — and Israel, which the think tank has defended.

Here is more on the announcement from Al-Monitor.

Iran recently sanctioned FDD, a think tank that may have contributed to the destruction of the Iran nuclear deal.

A number of other Washington think tanks have sister lobbying arms, including the conservative Heritage Foundation and the liberal Center for American Progress (CAP).

Here is a Think Tank Watch piece on a new strategy that lobbyists have on increasing their outreach to think tanks in 2020.