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George Washington University lobbied up amid campus protest pressure

Higher Education

The move comes amid intense scrutiny over its handling of pro-Palestinian protests on campus earlier this month. George Washington University Hired Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman to address the “Higher Education Problem.” Work began on May 6. sign upIt came two days before police cleared the encampment and the House Oversight Committee canceled a hearing on the protests with the D.C. police chief and mayor.

The account’s lobbyists include former Reps. Greg Laughlin (R-Texas) and Lacy Clay (D-Missouri), as well as attorney Yvette Clavins, a former staff member of the House Oversight Committee, and it marks the first time the university has hired an outside lobbyist since 2009. Lobbying Disclosure Act Database.

health care

Ozempic Maker Novo Nordisk Hired Arnold & Porter It will lobby on issues related to “manufacturing capacity and supply chain resilience.” Currently, there are restrictions on access to certain injectable forms of the weight-loss drug Wegovi, it said. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)However, availability has recovered after shortages of both Ozempic and Wegovi last summer.

Danish drugmakers are stepping up spending on federal lobbying to encourage Congress to pass a bill that would lift Medicare coverage limits on weight-control treatments. Obesity treatment and reduction methodsOne of the account’s lobbyists is Eugenia Edwards Pearson, a former secretary of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has been considering the House version of the bill since it was introduced last summer.

Streaming

Streaming giant Fubo Have Hired Telemedia Policy Co., Ltd.Fubo joined Fubo Japan, the first outside lobbyist to tackle competition and communications issues affecting distribution. Fubo is part of the Coalition to Protect Viewer Choice, which has opposed efforts to apply broadcasting rules to streaming platforms.

The lobbyist for the account is Justin Lilly, a former staff member and counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is responsible for setting communications and technology policy.

Tick ​​tock

of TikTok Alliancehas described the popular video-sharing application as a “threat to national security.” Website, Hired Iggy Ventures It plans to lobby in early April on the so-called “TikTok bill.” The account’s lobbyist is Rick Lane, a former 21st Century Fox and Chamber of Commerce official.

As part of a broader foreign aid package, President Biden signed a bill late last month forcing China-based parent company ByteDance to divest from TikTok or face a U.S. ban. TikTok filed a lawsuit earlier this month to block the bill, arguing that the 270-day deadline is unrealistic and that the bill is an “extraordinary and unconstitutional exercise of power.”

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