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Lobbyist Report for AMERICAN FED OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO

AMERICAN FED OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO

80 F STREET, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20001

USA

Lobbying on the following issues:

GOVERNMENT ISSUES FOOD INDUSTRY (SAFETY, LABELING, ETC.) BUDGET/APPROPRIATIONS NATURAL RESOURCES LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE HOMELAND SECURITY VETERANS AGRICULTURE IMMIGRATION DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HEALTH ISSUES FOREIGN RELATIONS CIVIL RIGHTS/CIVIL LIBERTIES DEFENSE HOUSING

FY 2019 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--lobbied on amendment to prohibit bill from being used to implement the pro-contractor revision of OMB Circular A-76, contracting out, blue collar pay, white collar pay, minimum wage, federal retirement systems, union representation, contractor compensation caps and telework report. Lobbied on Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) reform with Federal-Postal Coalition to oppose Title V section that would unfairly cut FECA compensation benefits for disabled federal employees. Lobbied in support of HR 757, the Federal Adjustment of Income Rate (FAIR) Act--to provide both the General Schedule and Wage Grade federal employees a 3.2% pay raise in 2018. Lobbied in support of S 255 to increase the rate of pay under the GS schedule and for prevailing rate employees by 3.2%. S 272, the Strengthening American Transportation Security Act--lobbied in support of granting Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code. Lobbied in support of HR 1022/S 362, the Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Act--to provide up to six weeks of paid leave to federal workers upon the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child. Lobbied in support of HR 99, the Honoring the Fallen TSA Officers Act, a bill granting public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied against the excessive premium increases for the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) sold to federal employees and how OPM intends to represent the interests of those who purchase FLTCIP's plan in the future. Lobbied against HR 559, the Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation (MERIT) Act of 2017 for its adverse impact on federal employees with continued attacks on rights of the civil service to collectively bargain and on the due process system necessary when defending themselves. Lobbied against the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Reauthorization Act and its failure to address the lack of ongoing personnel and resources that plague the MSPB and delays justice for federal workers who file appeals. AFGE is very concerned with Section 7 of the Act that limits VA appeals to MSBB. Lobbied for HR 3733, the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act, to establish a more accurate computation of retirement benefits for firefighters employed by the Federal Government. Lobbied against HR 4182, the "Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act of 2017" which would arbitrarily extend the probationary period for a minimum of two years for newly hired federal employees because of its lack of addressing issues involving employee performance evaluation or management's ability to properly evaluate employees during this period. Lobbied against S 1886, the Temporary and Term Appointments Act of 2017, that would extend competitive temporary and term appoints at agency discretion. HR 1293, to amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees. Lobbied against the requirement that OPM submit an annual report to Congress on the use of official time by federal employees. HR 1385, Civil Service Incentives Integrity Act of 2017, a bill we lobbied against because it requires the retraction and repayment of recruitment and relocation bonuses paid to federal employees who have spent at least 80% of the time they would otherwise be in a duty status on official time. Additionally, a retention bonus may not be paid to any such employee who, for a period of 6 consecutive months of service associated with the bonus, has spent at least 80% of the time they would otherwise be in a duty status on official time. Official time is time spent by federal employees performing representational work for a bargaining unit in lieu of their regularly assigned work. HR 3303, First Responders Fair Retirement Act, lobbied in support of this bill that permits disabled law enforcement officers, customs and border protection officers, firefighters, air traffic controllers, nuclear materials couriers, members of the Capitol Police, members of the Supreme Court Police, employees of the Central Intelligence Agency performing intelligence activities abroad or having specialized security requirements, and diplomatic security special agents of the Department of State to receive retirement benefits in the same manner as if they had not been disabled. HR 5300, Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2018. Lobbied against this bill that provides the authority of a federal agency to take action to restrict or prohibit access to a website, or to test, deploy, or update a cybersecurity measure, if the agency determines such action is necessary to carry out its responsibilities, shall not be: (1) limited by a collective bargaining agreement or other agreement entered into before, on, or after this bill's enactment pursuant to federal labor-management relations provisions; or (2) negotiated under such provisions. Lobbied in support of the Warner Amendment SA 3761, to preserve an apolitical federal government employee workforce. Lobbied against the Hatch Amendment SA 3922, which would waive limitations on staff years for defense Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs). Lobbied that this funding should be based on actual requirements rather than fulfilling a mandate. Lobbied against S 3208, the Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2018. It does not increase federal IT security, but would take collective bargaining rights away from federal employees when it comes to issues involving IT. Lobbied against S 3137/HR 6787, the Reforming Government Act of 2018, which expands current authority given to the Administration to reorganize federal government agencies but without increased oversight of the Administration's reform and reorganization plans. Lobbied against S 3437, the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act of 2018, which would establish a federal "rotational cyber workforce program." Specifically, we oppose Section 4(b)(9) and (b)(10) that would eliminate collective bargaining rights for employees in this program. Lobbied against HR 6891, a measure which would make it easier to fire, demote, or suspend federal employees who violate the Anti-Deficiency Act (ADA). The ADA already provides severe penalties, including termination for workers violating this Act. Lobbied against Senate amendment to HR 88, the Retirement, Savings, and Other Tax Relief Act of 2018, which would provide additional tax cuts for corporations and wealthy.

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FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on contracting out of federal employee jobs its potential food and public safety risks. Lobbied against funding cuts of the meat and poultry inspection program. Lobbied on recommendations to further expand the program of putting plant employees, not inspectors, in charge of quality control and contamination. Continued participation with coalition of labor and consumer groups to oppose the Food Safety and Inspection Services' (FSIS) proposed rule on hog slaughter to eliminate hundreds of FSIS online inspector positions and transfer their responsibilities to rank and file hog company employees. Lobbied against taking up S.J.Res. 28, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the final FSIS rule establishing a mandatory inspection program for "all fish of the order Siluriformes," including catfish and its products, because of the public health threat posed by importation of adulterated catfish products.

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FY 2019 Budget Resolution--lobbied against the President's FY 2019 budget and House FY 2019 Budget Resolution. Lobbied Senate and House to oppose any cuts in federal employee pay and benefits to offset increased discretionary spending due to lifting of spending caps on defense and nondefense appropriations. Circulated sign on letter to entire House from Rep Raskin to oppose a federal employee pay freeze for 2019. Lobbied against negative impact on federal employees' retirement by requiring workers pay additional salary towards retirement, and continued and increased staffing cuts; privatizing of more airport screening jobs, and reduction in benefits for on the job injuries. FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions for funding Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Protective Service (FPS), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA). retention of prohibitions against the OMB Circular A-76 process in the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) and on certain position in the CIS related to investigation and adjudication of the immigration rights benefits. Lobbied for funding to increase number of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) full time equivalents (FTEs). HR 2825, DHS Authorization Act, lobbied on TSO personnel issues. FY 2019 Military Quality of Life/Veterans Affairs Appropriations--lobbied on report language that would direct the VA Secretary to use appropriated funding to hire new employees to fill vacancies; provision to provide adequate funding for VA health and benefits programs and contracting out. Lobbied on provisions to increase the Department of Veterans' Affairs health care budget with regard to budget reconciliation, legislation, blue collar pay, white collar pay minimum wage, retirement, part-time annuity computations, and compensatory time. FY 2019 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on contracting out, pay, and working conditions of federal employee jobs. Also lobbied on proposed EPA spending cuts. FY 2019 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on contracting out, cuts in funding for job training and employment services, college aid for students, rural health care services, funding for the National Institutes of Health and contracting out at NIH. Lobbied to restore $492 million reduction to Social Security Administration and add back inflation adjusted 16 percent reduction in agency spending since 2010. FY 19 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill--Lobbied for a continuation of the existing government-wide A-76 moratorium. FY 2019 Commerce-Justice Science Appropriations--lobbied for a higher funding level for BOP and for report language that would prohibit the closure of any minimum security camps; require the BOP to hire adequate correctional staff and report to Congress on staffing ratios; end the use of augmentation to compensate for not hiring correctional officer positions; alleviate overcrowding at high-security institutions by activating USP Thomson and constructing a new facility in Letcher County, Kentucky; increase unit officer staff at high security institutions; reduce the use of BOP contract prisons. FY 2019 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations--lobbied for the inclusion of CJS report language that will direct BOP to provide on-site firearm storage lockers for correctional workers authorized under LEOSA to carry a firearm while commuting to and from work; Lobbied for report language that would curb the use of augmentation at the Bureau of Prisons. Lobbied for adequate funding for the US Census Bureau as they begin staffing up for the 2020 Census. Lobbied on cuts to EEOC funding. FY 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations (THUD)--lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working condition of federal employees. FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on contracting out of federal employee jobs and funding cuts for the Food Safety and Inspection Service. FY 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations--lobbied against amendments that would cut funding for fossil fuel research conducted at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Lobbied in support of an increase in the level of spending for the operations of the Social Security system. Lobbied against any potential amendments to limit or eliminate official time to all appropriations bills. Lobbied for HR 3582, the Recognizing the Environmental Gains in Overcoming Negligence Act (REGION Act), to provide no office of the Environmental Protection Agency be closed, consolidated or eliminated using funds made available in any appropriation Act for any fiscal year. Lobbied for prohibition of realigning the Army Civilian Works program from Corps of Engineers to Department of Transportation and Department of Interior. Lobbied against the Kennedy Amendment #3726 and the Paul Amendment #3730 to HR 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2019, which also includes the Health and Human Services Appropriations bill. Lobbied in support of the Menendez Amendment #3705, appropriating funding to implement the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018. Lobbied against the Paul Amendment #3730, as it will impede federal employees' access to health care coverage through FEHBP. Lobbied against HR 6760, Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018,which would provide additional tax cuts for the wealthy, thereby impacting on working families, federal employees, and seniors. Lobbied in support of Continuing Resolution (CR)to keep the government open and operating after December 21st expiration; and to ensure the 1.9 percent pay adjustment for civilian federal employees agreed to in FY 2019 Senate Financial Services Approps bill be included in next funding measure.

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FY 2019 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on provisions relating to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, job security, and contracting out of Department of Interior (DOI) employees. Lobbied in support of HR 5745, Fossil Energy Research and Development Act of 2018, and lobbied against any efforts to cut funding for fossil fuel research conducted at NETL. Lobbied in support of HR 4991, Supporting Research and Development for First Responders Act. Lobbied against the realignment of the Civil Works program from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Department of Transportation and Department of Interior. Lobbied on Americas Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 and Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies FY 2019 Appropriations bill which dealt with this realignment.

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FY 2019 THUD Appropriations; Military Construction and Veterans appropriations; Energy and Water Appropriations; Financial Services Appropriations; and Interior and Environmental Appropriations. Lobbied for report language in FY 2018 Mil-Con VA to direct VA Secretary to use appropriated funds to hire new employees to fill vacancies. Lobbying against HR 1364 to limit and eliminate the use of official time for all federal employees. Lobbied in support of HR 3269, Federal Employee Pension Fairness Act of 2017,to repeal federal employees' increased retirement contribution within the Federal Employees Retirement System. Continued to lobby on SSA's Vision 2025 Report and its adverse impact on SSA Field Offices that account for 50% of SSA employees. Lobbied in support of HR 757 and S 255 to increase federal employee pay for FY 2018/FY 2019 by 3.2%. Lobbied in support of HR 964 and S 424, to expand the definition of a federal law enforcement officer. Lobbied against any attempts to expand the Department of Veterans Affairs' Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Government-wide. Lobbied against the nominations of Andrew Maunz and Dennis Dean Kirk for the position of Vice Chairman and Chair, respectively, for the MSPB. Recommended Julia Clarke for nomination. Lobbied against confirmation of Andrew Maunz and Denis Dean Kirk for positions of Vice Chairman and Chair, respectively, for the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). Lobbied for nomination of Julia Clarke to serve in a position in the MSPB. Lobbied against nominations of Chad Readler and Eric Murphy to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on the pay, benefits, contracting out, staffing levels, funding, and job security of DHS employees in CIS, ICE, CIS, FEMA, FPS, USCG, and TSA. Lobbied in support of S 272, the Strengthening American Transportation Security Act, to grant TSOs rights under Title 5 of U.S. Code and MSPB rights; and increased funding for screener personnel, compensation, and benefits. Lobbied in support of HR 5534, TSA Workforce Flexibility Act, to remove statutory TSA screener cap. Lobbied in support of HR 99, Honoring our Fallen TSA Officers Act, grants public safety officer death and injury benefits to TSOs if killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied in support of HR 2309, the Rights for TSA Officers Act, that places TSOs under title 5 of the U.S. code. Lobbied against: Proposed TSA budgets cuts. Elimination of the TSA Behavior Detection Officer and Visual Intermodal Prevention and Response Team. Lobbied against HR 2997, the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act (AIRR) Act, that would privatize the Air Traffic Control functions of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Lobbied against HR 1351, the TSA Misconduct Act. Lobbied in support of HR 2825, DHS Authorization Act, to retain a provision mandating discussion and a report on the TSA personnel system. S 1872, TSA Modernization Act, lobbied to address concerns of the TSO workforce's lack of statutory workplace rights and protections that apply to majority of federal workers, including workers at DHS. Lobbied to address concerns in: HR 6659, the Screening with Dignity Act HR 6461, the TSA National Deployment Force Act. Lobbied in support of TSA perso0nnel management system review in HR 302, FAA Reauthorization Act.

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Lobbied against HR 4242, House VA Committee proposal to establish a new permanent private care program to replace the Choice Program. Lobbied against S 2372, Senate VA Committee proposal to replace the Choice Program. Lobbing against HR 1461, a bill to severely limit the use of VA official time, allow union members to drop their dues at any time, and extend probation from 12 to 18 months. Lobbied against S 1477, Serve Veterans First Act of 2017, a bill to severely restrict VA official time based on wait times. Lobbied in support of HR 3459, the VA Staffing and Vacancies Transparency Act of 2017, providing for vacancy transparency at the VA. Lobbied in support of S 1723, Strengthening Veterans Health Care Act of 2017, providing for more money for the VA to hire medical professionals. Lobbied against S 2107, Department of Veterans Affairs Provider Accountability Act, a bill to require VA to report major adverse actions of clinicians to a national data bank and state licensing boards. Lobbied against the Veterans Benefits Administration's decision to change standards for Veterans Service Representatives and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against the Board of Veterans' Appeals decision to change standards for attorneys and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against HR 4243, the "Veterans Affairs Asset and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017, as a real threat to the survival of the VA's health care system. Lobbied for comprehensive changes to internal VBA processes for claims, including changes to the VBA National Work Queue. Lobbied against the merging of the Community Care and Medical Services VA appropriation accounts. Lobbied for the introduction of H.R. 6101, which would repeal aspects of the VA Accountability Act. Submitted written statements/recommendations to the VA as they begin the regulation writing process for the VA MISSION Act.

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FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations--provisions relating to pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of USDA employees.

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FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on CBP, CIS, TSA, and ICE relating to contracting out, pay, benefits, staffing levels, safety, and job security of these DHS employees. Lobbied on our concerns with HR 6361, the bill to abolish ICE as a response to the "zero tolerance" policy regarding illegal entry into the US. Lobbied in support of H.Res. 990, a statement of support for the officers and personnel of ICE.

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Budget reconciliation involving the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of DC Government employees. Lobbied on enforcement of DC and federal laws as well as collective bargaining agreements relating to increased oversight of the conversion of public worker jobs to private contactors.

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Possible bill to increase the federal government's share of health benefits for its employees and retirees. Lobbied against House FY 2019 Budget Resolution proposed to increase Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) employee premiums. Lobbied in support of HR 1884, the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2017. Lobbied in support of HR 3733, the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act. Lobbied against any round two of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which would provide additional tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations and jeopardize the retirement benefits of federal employees.

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FY 2019 Foreign Operations Appropriations--lobbied on the provisions related to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of the State Department employees.

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FY 2019 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations--lobbied on any proposals to compromise EEOC's ability to protect employees from employment discrimination, including staffing cuts and contracting out. Lobbied in support of increasing BOP funding levels. Lobbied in support of increasing Census funding levels. Lobbied for H.R. 613 and S. 1084, the Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self Protection Act to allow federal correctional workers to carry their personal firearms to and from work by requiring the warden of each federal prison to provide a secure place for correctional workers to store their firearm outside the secure perimeter of that BOP institution. Lobbied for H.R. 115 and S. 1085, the Thin Blue Line Act which would make murdering a law enforcement officer an aggravated factor in sentencing for a capital crime. Lobbied in support of HR 5292, 2020 Census Accountability Act. Lobbied in support of HR 4013, 2020 American Census Investment Act. Lobbied in support of S 2366, Census Funding Cap Adjustment Act of 2018. Lobbied to retain the language in HR 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, as passed by the Senate, that protects the USDA Civil Rights Department.

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The John McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. Lobbied against using the NDAA as vehicle to cut CSRS and FERS benefits. Lobbied in support of House section 824 that moved up the date for a contract services budget exhibit from 2022 to 2020, to include Future Year Defense Program detail. Lobbied in support of the Shea-Porter Amendment that became section 825 of the House bill, revising the reporting thresholds for the contractor inventory from $3 million to the simplified acquisition threshold and repealing the limitation if the contractor inventory to staff augmentation contracts." Lobbied in conference to expand the scope of contractor inventory to include closely associated with inherently governmental functions and critical functions (compromise). Supported the Lankford Amendment to the Senate bill expressing a Sense of Congress in support of the requirements for better budgeting of services contracts and improved contractor inventories. Lobbied in support of the Norcross Amendment that became section 902 of the House bill, repealing a civilian employee Full Time Equivalent cap process requiring offsets for any growth in the civilian workforce with reductions in civilian positions (usually vacancies); replaces this process with managing the civilian workforce based on the costs of the total force of military, civilian and contract (i.e., managing to budget and workload rather than caps.) Lobbied based on Defense Business Board recommendations to end civilian Full Time Equivalent cap. Lobbied in conference to retain reporting requirement on costs (compromise). Lobbied in support of the Courtney Amendment that became section 903 of the House bill, restricting conversions of civilian positions to military based on fully burdened cost analysis of military positions and requirement that military work in Military Occupational Specialty for which they were trained. Lobbied against the Comprehensive Pentagon Bureaucracy Reform and Reduction provisions in sections 911-918 of the House bill, by changing directed realignments and eliminations of organizations and directed 25% reductions into a report to Congress. For example, language that directed elimination of the Defense Information Systems Agency in the original bill was changed to directed realignments of functions and then changed into a report. Lobbied against combining the Defense Contract Audit Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. Lobbied against 25 percent reductions of Defense Agencies and Field Activities, including the Defense Logistics Agency. Lobbied in conference to mitigate further reductions of Defense agencies by changing target into a report requirement with latitude for alternative reductions that could be applied to contractors (compromise). Lobbied against the Bacon Amendment relating to merger of Commissary and Exchange study that became House section 625. Later lobbied to clarify House section 625 to forestall merger of Commissaries and Exchanges without a GAO review and further Congressional action, laying out criteria prohibiting diversion of appropriated and non-appropriated funds in a way that would dilute benefits for patrons and workers earned benefits. Lobbied against Deputy Secretary of Defense moratorium on hiring an investments in information technology in Commissaries. Lobbied for prohibiting merger of DeCA and Exchange in FY 19 (compromise). Opposed Kennedy Amendment which would have provided authority for consolidating or merging the Defense Commissary System and Exchange System. Lobbied in support of amendments prohibiting per diem allowance reductions based on duration of temporary duty assignment or civilian travel in section 632 of Senate bill (Hirono amendment). Lobbied in support of the Perdue Amendment SA 3840, requesting a GAO review of the costs of the organic industrial base compared to contract for the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft fleet. Opposed the Ross Amendment that became section 1112 of the House bill that would have created an inaccurate accounting and reporting of official time. Opposed the Johnson amendment to the Senate bill that would have created an inaccurate accounting and reporting of official time. Opposed the Hatch amendment that would modify the temporary direct hire authority for major range and test facilities base facilities. Supported the Cardin Amendment that would prohibit transferring any functions or services of Defense Agencies and Department of Defense Field Activities to another element of the Department of Defense without first reporting to Congress on the impact of these transfers. Supported the Collins and King Amendment providing a rule of construction on authority to reduce the civilian workforce, requiring the application of existing law. Supported in conference striking expanded authority for term or temporary hiring. Opposed the Tester Amendment that would have created a pilot program on community care and coordination contract services for Veterans. Opposed Moran amendment that would have extended Veterans preference to retired officers above the rank of major. Supported Moran Amendment requiring Congressional notification of changes in force structure of the United States Army. Lobbied against section 809 panel recommendations that would weaken Cost Accounting Standards and expand the definition of commercial items; lobbied against section 809 panel recommendations that would change the scope of the definition of services contracts and governance of personal services contracts. Opposed the Sanders Amendment which would trigger spending reductions in Department of Defense in the absence of an unqualified audit opinion. Opposed Ernst Amendment that would direct VA health care dollars away from direct care to contractors Lobbied against proposals and amendments that weaken DoD or government-wide title 5 competitive selection processes, due process protections, or terms of employment. Lobbied against Office of Personnel Management proposal to cut federal employee retirement amendments in the National Defense Authorization bill. Lobbied against proposed repeal of the moratorium on A-76 competitions. Supported a change in the formula for calculating carryover funds for organic industrial base. Opposed proposals to narrow the definition of depot maintenance. Opposed expansion of the definition and application of commercial items, commercial products, and commercial services. Lobbied against Commercial items provisions of House bill at section 833 and for clarifying section 851 of the Senate bill report on the impacts of commercial items changes on readiness and sustainment costs. Opposed amendments that would expand government wide expanded use of term and temporary appointments. Opposed expanded use of direct hiring amendments. Supported amendments requiring additional reports on depot level maintenance and repair. Opposed providing permanent authority for demonstration projects and supported placing limitations on such projects, with reporting on impacts on morale and mission. Opposed Beyer Amendment in section 886 of House bill that would revise the sue of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable source selection process. Lobbied to clarify House bill section 2701 that would provide additional authority to realign or close military installations when self-nominated by Governor of State. Lobbied against The Freedom from Government Competition Act for Fiscal Year 2018 that was being marked in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Additionally lobbied House Armed Services Committee and House Rules Committee members on this bill to seek to get it withdrawn during markup. The bill would have directed the expedited contracting of all federal government employee functions that were not inherently governmental and would have substantially changed the public-private competition process in harmful ways. Lobbied to retain the Courtney Amendment (Section 903) of House bill unchanged in conference. Lobbied against 809 Panel recommendations to eliminate the distinction personal services contracts and non personal services contracts. In conference, supported compromised measure that temporarily suspended commercial items reforms until fiscal year 2020 pending an independent review of sustainment costs and readiness impacts. In conference, supported language striking House language requiring DoD to change the definition of services contracts and personal services contracts. On behalf of AFGE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers members, lobbied on Americas Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, signed into law on October 23, 2018. On behalf of AFGE members in the Defense Commissary Activity (DeCA, lobbied Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Senate Appropriations Committee-Defense, and House Armed Services Committee (HASC) members staffs and committee staff opposing the DoD Task Resale Task Force recommendations to merge DecA with the Exchanges On behalf of AFGE DoD members, lobbied the SASC and HASC staff opposing Section 809 Panel recommendations on streamlining acquisition regulations, related to the personal services issue, commercial items expansion, and illegal direct conversions to contract. On behalf of AFGE members in the Ohio National Guard and Michigan Selfridge Air National Guard base, lobbied against conversions of dual status Military Technicians to Active Guard Reserve (AGR) positions; the conversion of title 5 competitive employees to excepted service; and the transfer of title 5 Air Force employees to the State of Michigan TAG. On behalf of AFGE DoD members, lobbied SASC and HASC staff opposing section 809 Panel recommendations related to consolidated direct hire authorities and expansion of the Acquisition Demonstration project for compensating and evaluating the performance of federal employees.

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FY 2019 Financial Services Appropriations--lobbied on provisions involving contracting out, pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of federal employees in Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Lobbyists:

WILSON, CHARITY
SNYDER, TIMOTHY
MCCUMBER, LINDA
PARK, MARILYN
MCDUFF, FRED
LLOYD, AMY
MIMS, RYAN
PICKSTOCK, YOLANDA TAYLOR
MCDONALD, TUCKER
KUNTZLER, SARA
Predeoux, Alethea Marguerite
SOWARDS, MATTHEW
BAKER, APPOLLOS
SHEAGLEY, DAVID
LIVINGSTON, ANTHONY
LIDDELL, KEVIN
Hoffmann, Ian
KOHRMAN, FIONA
ORLOVICH, ADAM
PERPICH, JUSTIN
Lewis, Alana Renee
Kahn, Thomas Salter
Faulk, Shannon Rose
RIVERA, NEMECIO
DELL, MIA
TIPPENS, JULIE
Friedman, Elliot A.
Anderson, John Charles
SALSTROM, SANDRA
PEDREIRA, GABRIEL
SCHOTT, GRANT

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name :
Mylan Holdings Limited
Country :
UNITED KINGDOM
Contribution :
$0
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Foreign Entity Name :
Mylan NV
Country :
UNITED KINGDOM
Contribution :
$0
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Lobbying on the following issues:

VETERANS DEFENSE IMMIGRATION FOOD INDUSTRY (SAFETY, LABELING, ETC.) HOMELAND SECURITY BUDGET/APPROPRIATIONS LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE CIVIL RIGHTS/CIVIL LIBERTIES FOREIGN RELATIONS HEALTH ISSUES HOUSING DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AGRICULTURE NATURAL RESOURCES GOVERNMENT ISSUES

Lobbied on HR 2045, Veterans Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan Act of 2019 or the VET OPP Act (draft legislation) and establishment of Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration. Lobbied against the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA)decision to change standards for Veterans Service Representatives and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) decision to change standards for attorneys and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against contracting out of Paralegals at BVA. Lobbied for comprehensive changes to internal VBA processes for claims, including changes to the VBA National Work Queue. Lobbied against contracting out of Compensation and Pension Exam positions. Lobbied for reintroduction of legislation (HR 6101) to repeal aspects of the VA Accountability Act. Submitted written statements/recommendation to the VA on walk-in clinic use and access standards as they begin the regulation writing process for the VA MISSION Act. Lobbied in support of HR 1133 and S 462 to restore full Title 38 collective bargaining rights. Lobbied for AIR Act funding moratorium. Lobbied MilCon-VA for staffing language to address vacancies. Lobbied on the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 Lobbies on the processing of complex claims within the Veterans Benefits Administration, including how it relates to Military Sexual Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Lobbied on the Reassignment of RVSRs from the Philadelphia, PA Pension Management Center Lobbied on the ongoing negotiations of the VA Employee Contract Lobbied for Congressional oversight on the VAs behavior during the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement. Lobbied against Section 501 of S.785 that would convert VA psychologists from hybrid Title 38 to full Title 38. Lobbied against Section 601 of S.785 because it could increase outsourcing of telehealth. Lobbied against S.221 that would eliminate the right to clear record agreements and report VA Providers to state licensing boards and National Practitioner Data Bank for minor infractions

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Lobbied on HR 2500 and S 1790, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 with respect to the following issues: Repeal expansion of probationary period (House Section 1101) (House Armed Services Committee staff). Repeal of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) personnel caps and requirement to offset civilian growth with arbitrary reductions (House Section 1103) (Rep. Norcross) Consolidated direct hire authorities within existing limits and required Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) study to evaluate steps to improve competitive hiring process and diversity of workforce (with required input from unions and other stakeholders) (House Section 1111) (Rep. Houlahan). Direct Secretary of Defense Report not later than Mar 2020 concerning demographic impacts of Reductions In Force (RIF) on or after Jan. 1, 2016 (when order of retention during RIFs changed) by Defense Component segregated by performance evaluation criteria. House Report Item of Special Interest pp. 169-170. (Rep. Bishop and HASC Committee staff). Trump Space Force at will anti-labor provisions not implemented; but issue will come back next year with requested DoD recommendations on personnel authorities. Space Force provisions enacted in both House and Senate bill. Review of Conflicts of Interest in Organizational Analysis of the Department of Defense -House p. 478-9 -(Rep. Brown). Clarified responsibility for Requirements Validation for Services Contracts in Planning, Programming and Budgeting process (Section 813 -Amending 2329 of title 10) (HASC Committee staff). Directs Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit of Borrowed Military Manpower replacing DoD civilian employees impact on readiness (including unit status reports) -(Re. Houlahan) Direct GAO review on misuse of term or temporary hiring authorities for enduring missions. -(Rep. Norcross). Direct Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) review of total force management processes to increase size of DoD civilian workforce based on force structure and readiness. (Rep. Norcross and HASC Committee staff). GAO Review of Defense Resale Optimization Study preventing merger of DecA with Exchanges until review Completed and Congress reviews - House Section 631. Rep. Speier and Rep. Gallego). Limits medical reorganization until report provided to Congress. Section 716 (HASC Committee staff) Strengthens federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expands accountability. (HASC committee staff) Provide authority for 12 weeks of paid Family Medical Leave to federal employees. (Maloney Speier Amendment striking markup language that would have exempted acquisition workforce from chapter 71 of title 5 Prohibit BRAC (Senate section 2702) Repeal the 25% Defense Agency targets and replaces with study requirement (Senate section 901(a). Prohibit use of funds to privatize temporary lodging on military installations (Senate section 2702)/ Support sections 711-715 providing additional direction on reorganization of military health system Support sections 641-643 providing a more participatory framework from entities affected by the Executive Resale Board framework involving Commissaries and Exchanges; provides for expanded beneficiary pool through user fees. Commissary and Exchange report language directs GAO review on the impact of Defense Resale reform on DecA sales, patrons and employees, savings, etc. (Senate Report p. 199-202). Directed report language on full time support manpower study on the mix of dual status military technicians, Active Guard and Reserve personnel and federal civilian employees employed under title 5 under supervision of state Adjutants General (Apr 2021) (Senate Report p. 189) Directed report language on implications of acquisition reform of past five years on the organic industrial base (Feb 2020). (Senate Report P.225). Uncertified cost data. (Senate Report P. 228-9). Directed report language on service contract inventory reform (Mar 2020). (Senate Report P. 226-7) Directed report language on expanding capacity of child care facilities to include private sector p. 177 Support Casey Amendment (SA 568) addressing locality pay disparity did not get in Oppose Perdue Amendment (SA 315) expanding direct hire authority for AF Depot Maintenance and Repair to other occupational series. Oppose Lankford (SA 485) repealing 180 day waiting period for hiring retired military. Oppose Leahy-Graham Amendment (SA #569) that would weaken enhancement of authorities on forfeiture of federal benefits by the National Guard in section 1037 of the base NDAA bill. Oppose Cruz Amendment (SA 500) providing tiered preference eligibility for members of Reserve Component for federal jobs. Oppose Sullivan Amendment (SA 463) authorizing contracts for overhaul, repair or maintenance of naval vessels.

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FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on CPB, CIS, and ICE relating to contracting out, pay, benefits, staffing levels, safety, and job security of these DHS employees. Lobbied to prevent further closure of USCIS international field offices.

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FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on the contracting out of federal employee jobs and potential food and public risks. Lobbied against funding cuts of the meat and poultry inspection program. Lobbied on recommendations to further expand the program of putting plant employees, not inspectors, in charge of quality control and contamination. Lobbied against USDA's plan to relocate and reorganize the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Continued participation with coalition of labor and consumer groups to oppose the Food Safety and Inspection Services' (FSIS) proposed rule on hog slaughter to eliminate hundreds of FSIS online inspector positions and transfer their responsibilities to rank and file hog company employees.

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FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on the pay, benefits, contracting out, staffing levels, funding, and job security of DHS employees in CIS, ICE, CIS, FEMA, FPS, USCG, and TSA. Lobbied in support of S 944, the Strengthening American Transportation Security Act, which would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code and HR 1140, the Rights for TSA Officers Act. Lobbied in support of HR 372, Honoring Our Fallen TSA Heroes Act, ensuring public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied against ending the full-time health care subsidy for new part-time TSOs. Lobbied against transferring airport exit lane monitoring responsibilities to airports. Lobbied in support of increased funding for TSO staffing. Lobbied in support of increased funding for TSO compensation. Lobbied in support of collective bargaining protections. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1433, DHS MORALE Act, to address workforce morale at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Lobbied in support of H.R. 1171/S. 472, Funding for Aviation Screeners and Threat Elimination Restoration (FASTER) Act, to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure that revenues collected from passengers as aviation security fees are used to help finance the costs of aviation security screening by repealing a requirement that a portion of such fees be credited as offsetting receipts and deposited in the general fund of the Treasury.

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FY 2020 Budget Resolution--lobbied against the President's FY 2020 budget and House FY 2020 Budget Resolution. Lobbied in Senate and House to oppose any cuts to federal employee pay and benefits to offset increased defense spending. Lobbied against negative impact on federal employees' retirement by requiring employees pay additional salary towards retirement,privatizing of airport screening jobs, and reduction in benefits for on-the-job injuries. FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied for additional funding of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Protective Protective Service (FPS), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Specifically, lobbied for retention of prohibitions against the OMB Circular A-76 process in the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) and on certain positions in CIS related to investigating and adjudicating immigration rights benefits. Lobbied for funding to increase number of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) full time equivalents (FTEs) and other personnel issues. FY 2020 Defense Appropriations--lobbied to clarify section 8012 carried over from FY2019 Defense Appropriation. Section 8012 currently only prohibits managing the DoD civilian workforce to an End Strength. Clarification would return to prior language in earlier Defense Appropriations that prohibited managing the civilian workforce to arbitrary Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Caps. Clarification also returns to earlier Defense Appropriation language that would require the DoD civilian workforce to be solely managed based on workload, available funding and the total force management policies of section 129a of title 10. Clarification also would prohibit the sue of appropriated funds in reducing the civilian workforce absent an analysis of impacts on workload, fully burdened costs of the total force of military, civilian employee and contractor, and impacts on military force structure, readiness and stress on the All Volunteer Military. Clarification also would bar the sue of appropriated funds for inappropriate use of term or temporary hiring authorities for enduring functions. Lobbied to add a new policy enforcement provision that would restrict the use of appropriated funds unless the following statutory requirements were complied with: the contractor inventory statute in section 2330a of title 10; the contract services budget statute in section 235 of title 10, as well as the successor statute in section 2329 of title 10 for improved planning, programming and budgeting of contract services; as well as compliance with the requirement for standard total force management guidelines or checklists that comprehensively contain the full statutory definitions and restrictions against contracting inherently governmental functions, closely associated with inherently governmental functions, personal services lacking statutory authority, guards and firefighter positions in CONUS, publicity experts, interrogators, critical functions, including core logistics, and compliance with the moratorium against public-private competitions. This provision would be an enforcement mechanism against illegal direct conversions of government employee work to contract. FY 2020 Military Quality of Life/Veterans Affairs Appropriations--Lobbied for funding to hire new employees to fill vacancies; provisions to provide adequate funding for VA health and benefits programs and against further contracting out. Lobbied for the inclusion of language to prevent unilateral implementation of collective bargaining agreements. FY 2020 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, and working conditions of federal employee jobs and proposed EPA spending cuts. Lobbied in support of HR 3582, the Recognizing the Environmental Gains in Overcoming Negligence Act (REGION Act) to ensure that no EPA office be closed, consolidated, or eliminated using funds made available in any appropriation act for any fiscal year. FY 2020 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, funding cuts to services such as college aid for students, rural health care services, and funding the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and status of collective bargaining. Lobbied against Administration proposal to close and transfer Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--lobbied to continue the government-wide moratorium against public-private competitions and to clarify that the moratorium also applies to any conversion of federal government employee jobs to contract performance, including through privatization o facilities and infrastructure, and is not just limited to prohibiting public-private competitions pursuant to OMB Circular A-76. FY 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations--lobbied for higher funding levels for Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and continued prohibition of closure of minimum security camps; lobbied for funding to hire adequate numbers of correctional staff; end the use of augmentation to compensate for lack of hiring correctional officer positions; alleviating overcrowding at high-security institutions; need to increase unit officer staff at high security institutions; and reduce the use of BOP contract prisons. FY 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working conditions of federal employees. FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on contracting out of federal employee jobs and funding cuts to the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Lobbied against Administration's proposal to relocate and reorganize the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Lobbied against Administrations proposal to implement the New Swine Inspection System FY 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations--lobbied against any cuts in funding for fossil fuel research conducted at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Lobbied to restore adequate funding to the Social Security Administration. Lobbied against any limitation or elimination of official time to all appropriations bills. Lobbied for prohibition of realigning the Army Civilian Works program from Corps of engineers to Department of transportation and Department of Interior. Lobbied in support of H.R. 3351, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, to provide FY2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies, including Treasury, Executive office of the President, the Judiciary, DC, and Several independent agencies Lobbied in support of H.R. 264, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, which provides FY2019 appropriations to agencies responsible for regulating the financial, telecommunications, and consumer products industries; collecting taxes and assisting taxpayers; managing federal buildings and the federal workforce; and operating the Executive Office of the President, the judiciary, and the District of Columbia. Lobbied in support of H.R. 265, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, providing FY2019 appropriations for the Department of Agriculture (USDA), except for the Forest Service, which is included in the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The bill also provides appropriations for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Farm Credit Administration. Lobbied in support of H.R. 266, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, providing FY2019 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and related agencies. The bill provides annual appropriations for most of the Department of the Interior Lobbied in support of H.R. 267, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, providing FY2019 appropriations for the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and several related agencies. Lobbied in support of H.R. 268, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, providing $12.1 billion in FY2019 supplemental appropriations to several federal departments and agencies for expenses related to the consequences of recent wildfires, hurricanes, volcanos, earthquakes, typhoons, and other natural disasters. Lobbied in support of H.J. Res. 28 - Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, providing continuing FY2019 appropriations to several federal agencies through the earlier of February 15, 2019, or the enactment of the applicable appropriations legislation. It is known as a continuing resolution (CR) and ends the partial government shutdown that began after the existing CR expired on December 21, 2018, because seven of the remaining FY2019 appropriations bills have not been enacted. Lobbied in support of H.R. 648, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, providing FY2019 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 6 of the 12 regular FY2019 appropriations bills Lobbied in support of H.R. 2157, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, providing $17.2 billion in FY2019 supplemental appropriations to several federal departments and agencies for expenses related to the consequences of recent wildfires, hurricanes, volcanos, earthquakes, typhoons, and other natural disasters. Lobbied in support of H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, providing FY2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 4 of the 12 regular FY2020 appropriations bills Lobbied in support of H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, providing FY2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 5 of the 12 regular FY2020 appropriations bills

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FY 2020 THUD Appropriations; Military Construction and Veterans Appropriations; Energy and Water Appropriations; Financial Services Appropriations; and Interior and Environmental Appropriations--Lobbied for report language in FY 2020 Mil-Con VA to direct the VA Secretary to use appropriated funds to hire new employees to fill vacancies. Lobbied in support of Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Temporary Term Extension Act, to allow the term of the current and only MSPB member to be extended and avoid having a vacant Board. Lobbied against the confirmations of Andrew Maunz and Dennis Dean Kirk for the position so Vice Chairman and Chair, respectively, for the MSPB. Lobbied for nomination of Julia Clarke for a position on the Board. Lobbied against any attempts the expand the Department of Veterans Affairs' Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act government-wide. Lobbied in support of HR 1254, the Equal COLA Act, to achieve parity between the cost of living adjustment to an annuity under the Federal Employees Retirement System and an annuity under the Civil Service Retirement System. Lobbied in support of S 165, the Federal Unemployment Compensation Equality Act of 2019, to amend current law to clarify that Federal employees excepted from a furlough are eligible for unemployment compensation. Lobbied in support of S 222, to require payment of interest on back pay for employees affected by a lapse in appropriations. Lobbied in support of HR 953, to help prevent negative credit reporting due to a government shutdown. Lobbied in support of S 464, Protecting Employees' Security Clearances Act (PESCA), which requires consideration of a lapse in appropriations as a mitigating condition when assessing financial consideration for security clearances. Lobbied in support of S 426 and HR 1073, Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, to provide federal employees with a 3.6% salary adjustment in 2020. Lobbied in support of S 521 and HR 141, Social Security Fairness Act, to repeal the government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions. Lobbied in support of S 530 and HR 1316, Federal Labor-Management Partnership Act, to establish the Federal Labor-Management Partnership Council. Lobbied in support of S. 24, Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019, so employees of the federal government or a District of Columbia public employer who are furloughed or required to work during a lapse in appropriations beginning on or after December 22, 2018, to be compensated for the period of the lapse. Lobbied in support of H.R. 7, Paycheck Fairness Act, To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. Lobbied against H.R. 605, Official Time Reporting Act, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees. Lobbied for H.R. 1309, Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, to require DOL to address workplace violence in the health care and social service sectors Lobbied for H.R. 790/S. 262, Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019, to increases by 2.6% the rates of basic pay for most federal civilian employees for 2019. Lobbied for H.R. 582, Raise the Wage Act, to increase the federal minimum wage for regular employees over a 7-year period, for tipped employees, and for newly hired employees who are less than 20 years old. Lobbied for H.R. 1235 MSPB, the Temporary Term Extension Act, to extend the term of office for currently serving members of the merit systems protection board by 1 year.

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FY 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriation-lobbied on proposals to compromise the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) ability to protect employees from employment discrimination, including staffing cuts and contracting out. Lobbied in support of increasing BOP funding levels language to end augmentation of corrections workers, hire more correctional officers, and phase out the use of private prisons. Lobbied in support of HR 99, the Thin Blue Line Act, which would make murdering a law enforcement officer an aggravated factor in sentencing for a capital crime. Lobbied in support of HR 5292, the 2020 Census Accountability Act; HR 4013, the 2020 American Census Investment Act; and S 2366, the Census Funding Cap Adjustment Act. Lobbied in support of HR 1, the For the People Act, in particular it provision to expand the participation of eligible voters in elections and end voter suppression. Lobbied in support of HR 5, the Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in a wide variety of areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system

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FY 2020 Foreign Operations Appropriations--lobbied on the provisions related to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of Department of State employees.

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Lobbied to increase the federal government's share of health benefits for its employees and retirees. Lobbied against Senate FY 2020 Budget Resolution proposal to increase Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)employee premiums.

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FY 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working conditions of federal employees in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Budget allocations involving the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of DC Government employees. Lobbied in support of HR 1, the For the People Act, in particular its provision in support of statehood for the District of Columbia.

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FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--provisions relating to pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of USDA employees. Lobbied for language prohibiting any funds from being spent to reorganize or relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Lobbied to prohibit funds from being spent to finalize or implement the New Swine Inspection System

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FY 2020 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on provisions relating to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, job security, and contracting out of Department of Interior (DOI) employees.

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FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--lobbied against implementation of pro-contractor revision of OMB Circular A-76, contracting out, and contractor compensation. Lobbied for protection of blue collar pay, white collar pay, minimum wage, federal retirement systems, and union representation. Lobbied in support of S 944, the Strengthening American Transportation Security Act, which would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code and HR 1140, the Rights for TSA Officers Act. Lobbied in support of HR 1534, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act that would grant federal workers 12 weeks of paid FMLA. Lobbied in support of HR 372, Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act, granting public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied in support of HR 1174, the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2019,to amend chapter 81 of title 5, creating a presumption that a disability or death of a federal employee in fire protection activities caused by any of certain diseases is the result of the performance of such employee's duty. Lobbied in support of HR 1255, the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act, to provide for more accurate computation of retirement benefits for federal firefighters. Lobbied in support of HR 1327 and S 546, the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. Lobbied in support of S 858, Protecting Military Firefighters from PFAS Act, requiring the Secretary of Defense to provide blood testing for firefighters in the Department of Defense to determine potential exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Lobbied in support of HR 1195, the Law Enforcement Officer Equity Act, to include certain federal positions within the definition of law enforcement officer for retirement purposes. Lobbied for H.R. 748, Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019, to the excise tax on employer-sponsored health care coverage for which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans). Lobbied for H.R. 860, Social Security 2100 Act, to increases various Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits and related taxes. Lobbied to support, S. 478 and H.R. 1170, Social Security Expansion Act, to enhance Social Security benefits and ensure the long-term solvency of the Social Security program

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Lobbyists:

WILSON, CHARITY
SNYDER, TIMOTHY
MCCUMBER, LINDA
PARK, MARILYN
MCDUFF, FRED
LLOYD, AMY
MIMS, RYAN
PICKSTOCK, YOLANDA TAYLOR
MCDONALD, TUCKER
Predeoux, Alethea Marguerite
SOWARDS, MATTHEW
BAKER, APPOLLOS
SHEAGLEY, DAVID
LIVINGSTON, ANTHONY
LIDDELL, KEVIN
Hoffmann, Ian
KOHRMAN, FIONA
ORLOVICH, ADAM
PERPICH, JUSTIN
Lewis, Alana Renee
Faulk, Shannon Rose
RIVERA, NEMECIO
TIPPENS, JULIE
Friedman, Elliot A.
Anderson, John Charles
SALSTROM, SANDRA
PEDREIRA, GABRIEL
SCHOTT, GRANT
HARLEY, JAMES
PAEFFGEN, ANDREW

Foreign Entities:

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Philip Morris Products S.A. (Parent company is PMI)
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Lobbying on the following issues:

DEFENSE HEALTH ISSUES FOOD INDUSTRY (SAFETY, LABELING, ETC.) HOUSING GOVERNMENT ISSUES CIVIL RIGHTS/CIVIL LIBERTIES BUDGET/APPROPRIATIONS AGRICULTURE LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE VETERANS NATURAL RESOURCES HOMELAND SECURITY FOREIGN RELATIONS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IMMIGRATION

Lobbied on HR 2500 and S 1790, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 with respect to the following issues: Repeal expansion of probationary period (House Section 1101) (House Armed Services Committee staff). Repeal of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) personnel caps and requirement to offset civilian growth with arbitrary reductions (House Section 1103) (Rep. Norcross) Consolidated direct hire authorities within existing limits and required Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) study to evaluate steps to improve competitive hiring process and diversity of workforce (with required input from unions and other stakeholders) (House Section 1111) (Rep. Houlahan). Direct Secretary of Defense Report not later than Mar 2020 concerning demographic impacts of Reductions In Force (RIF) on or after Jan. 1, 2016 (when order of retention during RIFs changed) by Defense Component segregated by performance evaluation criteria. House Report Item of Special Interest pp. 169-170. (Rep. Bishop and HASC Committee staff). Trump Space Force at will anti-labor provisions not implemented; but issue will come back next year with requested DoD recommendations on personnel authorities. Space Force provisions enacted in both House and Senate bill. Review of Conflicts of Interest in Organizational Analysis of the Department of Defense -House p. 478-9 -(Rep. Brown). Clarified responsibility for Requirements Validation for Services Contracts in Planning, Programming and Budgeting process (Section 813 -Amending 2329 of title 10) (HASC Committee staff). Directs Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit of Borrowed Military Manpower replacing DoD civilian employees impact on readiness (including unit status reports) -(Re. Houlahan) Direct GAO review on misuse of term or temporary hiring authorities for enduring missions. -(Rep. Norcross). Direct Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) review of total force management processes to increase size of DoD civilian workforce based on force structure and readiness. (Rep. Norcross and HASC Committee staff). GAO Review of Defense Resale Optimization Study preventing merger of DecA with Exchanges until review Completed and Congress reviews - House Section 631. Rep. Speier and Rep. Gallego). Limits medical reorganization until report provided to Congress. Section 716 (HASC Committee staff) Strengthens federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expands accountability. (HASC committee staff) Provide authority for 12 weeks of paid Family Medical Leave to federal employees. (Maloney Speier Amendment striking markup language that would have exempted acquisition workforce from chapter 71 of title 5 Prohibit BRAC (Senate section 2702) Repeal the 25% Defense Agency targets and replaces with study requirement (Senate section 901(a). Prohibit use of funds to privatize temporary lodging on military installations (Senate section 2702)/ Support sections 711-715 providing additional direction on reorganization of military health system Support sections 641-643 providing a more participatory framework from entities affected by the Executive Resale Board framework involving Commissaries and Exchanges; provides for expanded beneficiary pool through user fees. Commissary and Exchange report language directs GAO review on the impact of Defense Resale reform on DecA sales, patrons and employees, savings, etc. (Senate Report p. 199-202). Directed report language on full time support manpower study on the mix of dual status military technicians, Active Guard and Reserve personnel and federal civilian employees employed under title 5 under supervision of state Adjutants General (Apr 2021) (Senate Report p. 189) Directed report language on implications of acquisition reform of past five years on the organic industrial base (Feb 2020). (Senate Report P.225). Uncertified cost data. (Senate Report P. 228-9). Directed report language on service contract inventory reform (Mar 2020). (Senate Report P. 226-7) Directed report language on expanding capacity of child care facilities to include private sector p. 177 Support Casey Amendment (SA 568) addressing locality pay disparity did not get in Oppose Perdue Amendment (SA 315) expanding direct hire authority for AF Depot Maintenance and Repair to other occupational series. Oppose Lankford (SA 485) repealing 180 day waiting period for hiring retired military. Oppose Leahy-Graham Amendment (SA #569) that would weaken enhancement of authorities on forfeiture of federal benefits by the National Guard in section 1037 of the base NDAA bill. Oppose Cruz Amendment (SA 500) providing tiered preference eligibility for members of Reserve Component for federal jobs. Oppose Sullivan Amendment (SA 463) authorizing contracts for overhaul, repair or maintenance of naval vessels.

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Lobbied to increase the federal government's share of health benefits for its employees and retirees. Lobbied against Senate FY 2020 Budget Resolution proposal to increase Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)employee premiums.

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FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on the contracting out of federal employee jobs and potential food and public risks. Lobbied against funding cuts of the meat and poultry inspection program. Lobbied on recommendations to further expand the program of putting plant employees, not inspectors, in charge of quality control and contamination. Lobbied against USDA's plan to relocate and reorganize the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Continued participation with coalition of labor and consumer groups to oppose the Food Safety and Inspection Services' (FSIS) proposed rule on hog slaughter to eliminate hundreds of FSIS online inspector positions and transfer their responsibilities to rank and file hog company employees.

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FY 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working conditions of federal employees in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--lobbied against implementation of pro-contractor revision of OMB Circular A-76, contracting out, and contractor compensation. Lobbied for protection of blue collar pay, white collar pay, minimum wage, federal retirement systems, and union representation. Lobbied in support of S 944, the Strengthening American Transportation Security Act, which would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code and HR 1140, the Rights for TSA Officers Act. Lobbied in support of HR 1534, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act that would grant federal workers 12 weeks of paid FMLA. Lobbied in support of HR 372, Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act, granting public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied in support of HR 1174, the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2019,to amend chapter 81 of title 5, creating a presumption that a disability or death of a federal employee in fire protection activities caused by any of certain diseases is the result of the performance of such employee's duty. Lobbied in support of HR 1255, the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act, to provide for more accurate computation of retirement benefits for federal firefighters. Lobbied in support of HR 1327 and S 546, the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. Lobbied in support of S 858, Protecting Military Firefighters from PFAS Act, requiring the Secretary of Defense to provide blood testing for firefighters in the Department of Defense to determine potential exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Lobbied in support of HR 1195, the Law Enforcement Officer Equity Act, to include certain federal positions within the definition of law enforcement officer for retirement purposes. Lobbied for H.R. 748, Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019, to the excise tax on employer-sponsored health care coverage for which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans). Lobbied for H.R. 860, Social Security 2100 Act, to increases various Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits and related taxes. Lobbied to support, S. 478 and H.R. 1170, Social Security Expansion Act, to enhance Social Security benefits and ensure the long-term solvency of the Social Security program

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FY 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriation-lobbied on proposals to compromise the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) ability to protect employees from employment discrimination, including staffing cuts and contracting out. Lobbied in support of increasing BOP funding levels language to end augmentation of corrections workers, hire more correctional officers, and phase out the use of private prisons. Lobbied in support of HR 99, the Thin Blue Line Act, which would make murdering a law enforcement officer an aggravated factor in sentencing for a capital crime. Lobbied in support of HR 5292, the 2020 Census Accountability Act; HR 4013, the 2020 American Census Investment Act; and S 2366, the Census Funding Cap Adjustment Act. Lobbied in support of HR 1, the For the People Act, in particular it provision to expand the participation of eligible voters in elections and end voter suppression. Lobbied in support of HR 5, the Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in a wide variety of areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system

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FY 2020 Budget Resolution--lobbied against the President's FY 2020 budget and House FY 2020 Budget Resolution. Lobbied in Senate and House to oppose any cuts to federal employee pay and benefits to offset increased defense spending. Lobbied against negative impact on federal employees' retirement by requiring employees pay additional salary towards retirement,privatizing of airport screening jobs, and reduction in benefits for on-the-job injuries. FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied for additional funding of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Protective Protective Service (FPS), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Specifically, lobbied for retention of prohibitions against the OMB Circular A-76 process in the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) and on certain positions in CIS related to investigating and adjudicating immigration rights benefits. Lobbied for funding to increase number of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) full time equivalents (FTEs) and other personnel issues. FY 2020 Defense Appropriations--lobbied to clarify section 8012 carried over from FY2019 Defense Appropriation. Section 8012 currently only prohibits managing the DoD civilian workforce to an End Strength. Clarification would return to prior language in earlier Defense Appropriations that prohibited managing the civilian workforce to arbitrary Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Caps. Clarification also returns to earlier Defense Appropriation language that would require the DoD civilian workforce to be solely managed based on workload, available funding and the total force management policies of section 129a of title 10. Clarification also would prohibit the sue of appropriated funds in reducing the civilian workforce absent an analysis of impacts on workload, fully burdened costs of the total force of military, civilian employee and contractor, and impacts on military force structure, readiness and stress on the All Volunteer Military. Clarification also would bar the sue of appropriated funds for inappropriate use of term or temporary hiring authorities for enduring functions. Lobbied to add a new policy enforcement provision that would restrict the use of appropriated funds unless the following statutory requirements were complied with: the contractor inventory statute in section 2330a of title 10; the contract services budget statute in section 235 of title 10, as well as the successor statute in section 2329 of title 10 for improved planning, programming and budgeting of contract services; as well as compliance with the requirement for standard total force management guidelines or checklists that comprehensively contain the full statutory definitions and restrictions against contracting inherently governmental functions, closely associated with inherently governmental functions, personal services lacking statutory authority, guards and firefighter positions in CONUS, publicity experts, interrogators, critical functions, including core logistics, and compliance with the moratorium against public-private competitions. This provision would be an enforcement mechanism against illegal direct conversions of government employee work to contract. FY 2020 Military Quality of Life/Veterans Affairs Appropriations--Lobbied for funding to hire new employees to fill vacancies; provisions to provide adequate funding for VA health and benefits programs and against further contracting out. Lobbied for the inclusion of language to prevent unilateral implementation of collective bargaining agreements. FY 2020 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, and working conditions of federal employee jobs and proposed EPA spending cuts. Lobbied in support of HR 3582, the Recognizing the Environmental Gains in Overcoming Negligence Act (REGION Act) to ensure that no EPA office be closed, consolidated, or eliminated using funds made available in any appropriation act for any fiscal year. FY 2020 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, funding cuts to services such as college aid for students, rural health care services, and funding the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and status of collective bargaining. Lobbied against Administration proposal to close and transfer Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--lobbied to continue the government-wide moratorium against public-private competitions and to clarify that the moratorium also applies to any conversion of federal government employee jobs to contract performance, including through privatization o facilities and infrastructure, and is not just limited to prohibiting public-private competitions pursuant to OMB Circular A-76. FY 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations--lobbied for higher funding levels for Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and continued prohibition of closure of minimum security camps; lobbied for funding to hire adequate numbers of correctional staff; end the use of augmentation to compensate for lack of hiring correctional officer positions; alleviating overcrowding at high-security institutions; need to increase unit officer staff at high security institutions; and reduce the use of BOP contract prisons. FY 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working conditions of federal employees. FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on contracting out of federal employee jobs and funding cuts to the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Lobbied against Administration's proposal to relocate and reorganize the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Lobbied against Administrations proposal to implement the New Swine Inspection System FY 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations--lobbied against any cuts in funding for fossil fuel research conducted at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Lobbied to restore adequate funding to the Social Security Administration. Lobbied against any limitation or elimination of official time to all appropriations bills. Lobbied for prohibition of realigning the Army Civilian Works program from Corps of engineers to Department of transportation and Department of Interior. Lobbied in support of H.R. 3351, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, to provide FY2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies, including Treasury, Executive office of the President, the Judiciary, DC, and Several independent agencies Lobbied in support of H.R. 264, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, which provides FY2019 appropriations to agencies responsible for regulating the financial, telecommunications, and consumer products industries; collecting taxes and assisting taxpayers; managing federal buildings and the federal workforce; and operating the Executive Office of the President, the judiciary, and the District of Columbia. Lobbied in support of H.R. 265, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, providing FY2019 appropriations for the Department of Agriculture (USDA), except for the Forest Service, which is included in the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The bill also provides appropriations for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Farm Credit Administration. Lobbied in support of H.R. 266, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, providing FY2019 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and related agencies. The bill provides annual appropriations for most of the Department of the Interior Lobbied in support of H.R. 267, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, providing FY2019 appropriations for the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and several related agencies. Lobbied in support of H.R. 268, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, providing $12.1 billion in FY2019 supplemental appropriations to several federal departments and agencies for expenses related to the consequences of recent wildfires, hurricanes, volcanos, earthquakes, typhoons, and other natural disasters. Lobbied in support of H.J. Res. 28 - Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, providing continuing FY2019 appropriations to several federal agencies through the earlier of February 15, 2019, or the enactment of the applicable appropriations legislation. It is known as a continuing resolution (CR) and ends the partial government shutdown that began after the existing CR expired on December 21, 2018, because seven of the remaining FY2019 appropriations bills have not been enacted. Lobbied in support of H.R. 648, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, providing FY2019 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 6 of the 12 regular FY2019 appropriations bills Lobbied in support of H.R. 2157, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, providing $17.2 billion in FY2019 supplemental appropriations to several federal departments and agencies for expenses related to the consequences of recent wildfires, hurricanes, volcanos, earthquakes, typhoons, and other natural disasters. Lobbied in support of H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, providing FY2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 4 of the 12 regular FY2020 appropriations bills Lobbied in support of H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, providing FY2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 5 of the 12 regular FY2020 appropriations bills

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FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--provisions relating to pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of USDA employees. Lobbied for language prohibiting any funds from being spent to reorganize or relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Lobbied to prohibit funds from being spent to finalize or implement the New Swine Inspection System

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FY 2020 THUD Appropriations; Military Construction and Veterans Appropriations; Energy and Water Appropriations; Financial Services Appropriations; and Interior and Environmental Appropriations--Lobbied for report language in FY 2020 Mil-Con VA to direct the VA Secretary to use appropriated funds to hire new employees to fill vacancies. Lobbied in support of Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Temporary Term Extension Act, to allow the term of the current and only MSPB member to be extended and avoid having a vacant Board. Lobbied against the confirmations of Andrew Maunz and Dennis Dean Kirk for the position so Vice Chairman and Chair, respectively, for the MSPB. Lobbied for nomination of Julia Clarke for a position on the Board. Lobbied against any attempts the expand the Department of Veterans Affairs' Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act government-wide. Lobbied in support of HR 1254, the Equal COLA Act, to achieve parity between the cost of living adjustment to an annuity under the Federal Employees Retirement System and an annuity under the Civil Service Retirement System. Lobbied in support of S 165, the Federal Unemployment Compensation Equality Act of 2019, to amend current law to clarify that Federal employees excepted from a furlough are eligible for unemployment compensation. Lobbied in support of S 222, to require payment of interest on back pay for employees affected by a lapse in appropriations. Lobbied in support of HR 953, to help prevent negative credit reporting due to a government shutdown. Lobbied in support of S 464, Protecting Employees' Security Clearances Act (PESCA), which requires consideration of a lapse in appropriations as a mitigating condition when assessing financial consideration for security clearances. Lobbied in support of S 426 and HR 1073, Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, to provide federal employees with a 3.6% salary adjustment in 2020. Lobbied in support of S 521 and HR 141, Social Security Fairness Act, to repeal the government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions. Lobbied in support of S 530 and HR 1316, Federal Labor-Management Partnership Act, to establish the Federal Labor-Management Partnership Council. Lobbied in support of S. 24, Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019, so employees of the federal government or a District of Columbia public employer who are furloughed or required to work during a lapse in appropriations beginning on or after December 22, 2018, to be compensated for the period of the lapse. Lobbied in support of H.R. 7, Paycheck Fairness Act, To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. Lobbied against H.R. 605, Official Time Reporting Act, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees. Lobbied for H.R. 1309, Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, to require DOL to address workplace violence in the health care and social service sectors Lobbied for H.R. 790/S. 262, Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019, to increases by 2.6% the rates of basic pay for most federal civilian employees for 2019. Lobbied for H.R. 582, Raise the Wage Act, to increase the federal minimum wage for regular employees over a 7-year period, for tipped employees, and for newly hired employees who are less than 20 years old. Lobbied for H.R. 1235 MSPB, the Temporary Term Extension Act, to extend the term of office for currently serving members of the merit systems protection board by 1 year.

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Lobbied on HR 2045, Veterans Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan Act of 2019 or the VET OPP Act (draft legislation) and establishment of Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration. Lobbied against the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA)decision to change standards for Veterans Service Representatives and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) decision to change standards for attorneys and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against contracting out of Paralegals at BVA. Lobbied for comprehensive changes to internal VBA processes for claims, including changes to the VBA National Work Queue. Lobbied against contracting out of Compensation and Pension Exam positions. Lobbied for reintroduction of legislation (HR 6101) to repeal aspects of the VA Accountability Act. Submitted written statements/recommendation to the VA on walk-in clinic use and access standards as they begin the regulation writing process for the VA MISSION Act. Lobbied in support of HR 1133 and S 462 to restore full Title 38 collective bargaining rights. Lobbied for AIR Act funding moratorium. Lobbied MilCon-VA for staffing language to address vacancies. Lobbied on the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 Lobbies on the processing of complex claims within the Veterans Benefits Administration, including how it relates to Military Sexual Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Lobbied on the Reassignment of RVSRs from the Philadelphia, PA Pension Management Center Lobbied on the ongoing negotiations of the VA Employee Contract Lobbied for Congressional oversight on the VAs behavior during the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement. Lobbied against Section 501 of S.785 that would convert VA psychologists from hybrid Title 38 to full Title 38. Lobbied against Section 601 of S.785 because it could increase outsourcing of telehealth. Lobbied against S.221 that would eliminate the right to clear record agreements and report VA Providers to state licensing boards and National Practitioner Data Bank for minor infractions

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FY 2020 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on provisions relating to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, job security, and contracting out of Department of Interior (DOI) employees.

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FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on the pay, benefits, contracting out, staffing levels, funding, and job security of DHS employees in CIS, ICE, CIS, FEMA, FPS, USCG, and TSA. Lobbied in support of S 944, the Strengthening American Transportation Security Act, which would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code and HR 1140, the Rights for TSA Officers Act. Lobbied in support of HR 372, Honoring Our Fallen TSA Heroes Act, ensuring public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied against ending the full-time health care subsidy for new part-time TSOs. Lobbied against transferring airport exit lane monitoring responsibilities to airports. Lobbied in support of increased funding for TSO staffing. Lobbied in support of increased funding for TSO compensation. Lobbied in support of collective bargaining protections. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1433, DHS MORALE Act, to address workforce morale at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Lobbied in support of H.R. 1171/S. 472, Funding for Aviation Screeners and Threat Elimination Restoration (FASTER) Act, to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure that revenues collected from passengers as aviation security fees are used to help finance the costs of aviation security screening by repealing a requirement that a portion of such fees be credited as offsetting receipts and deposited in the general fund of the Treasury.

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FY 2020 Foreign Operations Appropriations--lobbied on the provisions related to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of Department of State employees.

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Budget allocations involving the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of DC Government employees. Lobbied in support of HR 1, the For the People Act, in particular its provision in support of statehood for the District of Columbia.

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FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on CPB, CIS, and ICE relating to contracting out, pay, benefits, staffing levels, safety, and job security of these DHS employees. Lobbied to prevent further closure of USCIS international field offices.

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Lobbyists:

WILSON, CHARITY
SNYDER, TIMOTHY
MCCUMBER, LINDA
PARK, MARILYN
MCDUFF, FRED
MIMS, RYAN
PICKSTOCK, YOLANDA TAYLOR
LLOYD, AMY
LIVINGSTON, ANTHONY
Predeoux, Alethea Marguerite
LIDDELL, KEVIN
SHEAGLEY, DAVID
SOWARDS, MATTHEW
BAKER, APPOLLOS
MCDONALD, TUCKER
Friedman, Elliot A.
SCHOTT, GRANT
Faulk, Shannon Rose
TIPPENS, JULIE
Anderson, John Charles
PAEFFGEN, ANDREW
PERPICH, JUSTIN
PEDREIRA, GABRIEL
RIVERA, NEMECIO
ORLOVICH, ADAM
Lewis, Alana Renee
SALSTROM, SANDRA
Hoffmann, Ian
HARLEY, JAMES
KOHRMAN, FIONA

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name:
BHP Billiton Canada Inc.
Country :
CANADA
Contribution :
$0



Lobbying on the following issues:

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FOOD INDUSTRY (SAFETY, LABELING, ETC.) DEFENSE BUDGET/APPROPRIATIONS CIVIL RIGHTS/CIVIL LIBERTIES LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE VETERANS FOREIGN RELATIONS IMMIGRATION GOVERNMENT ISSUES AGRICULTURE HOMELAND SECURITY HOUSING NATURAL RESOURCES HEALTH ISSUES

Budget reconciliation involving the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of DC Government employees. Lobbied on enforcement of DC and federal laws as well as collective bargaining agreements relating to increased oversight of the conversion of public worker jobs to private contactors.

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FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on contracting out of federal employee jobs its potential food and public safety risks. Lobbied against funding cuts of the meat and poultry inspection program. Lobbied on recommendations to further expand the program of putting plant employees, not inspectors, in charge of quality control and contamination. Continued participation with coalition of labor and consumer groups to oppose the Food Safety and Inspection Services' (FSIS) proposed rule on hog slaughter to eliminate hundreds of FSIS online inspector positions and transfer their responsibilities to rank and file hog company employees. Lobbied against taking up S.J.Res. 28, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the final FSIS rule establishing a mandatory inspection program for "all fish of the order Siluriformes," including catfish and its products, because of the public health threat posed by importation of adulterated catfish products.

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The John McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 Lobbied in support of House section 824 that moved up the date for a contract services budget exhibit from 2022 to 2020, to include Future Year Defense Program detail. Lobbied in support of the Shea-Porter Amendment that became section 825 of the House bill, revising the reporting thresholds for the contractor inventory from $3 million to the simplified acquisition threshold and repealing the limitation if the contractor inventory to staff augmentation contracts." Supported the Lankford Amendment to the Senate bill expressing a Sense of Congress in support of the requirements for better budgeting of services contracts and improved contractor inventories. Lobbied in support of the Norcross Amendment that became section 902 of the House bill, repealing a civilian employee Full Time Equivalent cap process requiring offsets for any growth in the civilian workforce with reductions in civilian positions (usually vacancies); replaces this process with managing the civilian workforce based on the costs of the total force of military, civilian and contract (i.e., managing to budget and workload rather than caps.) Lobbied based on Defense Business Board recommendations to end civilian Full Time Equivalent cap. Lobbied in support of the Courtney Amendment that became section 903 of the House bill, restricting conversions of civilian positions to military based on fully burdened cost analysis of military positions and requirement that military work in Military Occupational Specialty for which they were trained. Lobbied against the Comprehensive Pentagon Bureaucracy Reform and Reduction provisions in sections 911-918 of the House bill, by changing directed realignments and eliminations of organizations and directed 25% reductions into a report to Congress. For example, language that directed elimination of the Defense Information Systems Agency in the original bill was changed to directed realignments of functions and then changed into a report. Lobbied against combining the Defense Contract Audit Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. Lobbied against 25 percent reductions of Defense Agencies and Field Activities, including the Defense Logistics Agency. Lobbied against the Bacon Amendment relating to merger of Commissary and Exchange study that became House section 625. Later lobbied to clarify House section 625 to forestall merger of Commissaries and Exchanges without a GAO review and further Congressional action, laying out criteria prohibiting diversion of appropriated and non-appropriated funds in a way that would dilute benefits for patrons and workers earned benefits. Lobbied against Deputy Secretary of Defense moratorium on hiring an investments in information technology in Commissaries. Opposed Kennedy Amendment which would have provided authority for consolidating or merging the Defense Commissary System and Exchange System. Lobbied in support of amendments prohibiting per diem allowance reductions based on duration of temporary duty assignment or civilian travel in section 632 of Senate bill (Hirono amendment). Opposed the Perdue Amendment to Senate bill that would have reduced civil service protections and civilian employees workplace rights by lowering the evidentiary standard for misconduct and prohibiting Merit Systems Protection Board administrative judges from mitigating penalties. Opposed the Ross Amendment that became section 1112 of the House bill that would have created an inaccurate accounting and reporting of official time. Opposed the Johnson amendment to the Senate bill that would have created an inaccurate accounting and reporting of official time. Opposed the Hatch amendment that would modify the temporary direct hire authority for major range and test facilities base facilities. Supported the Cardin Amendment that would prohibit transferring any functions or services of Defense Agencies and Department of Defense Field Activities to another element of the Department of Defense without first reporting to Congress on the impact of these transfers. Supported the Collins and King Amendment providing a rule of construction on authority to reduce the civilian workforce, requiring the application of existing law. Opposed the Test Amendment that would have created a pilot program on community care and coordination contract services for Veterans. Opposed Moran amendment that would have extended Veterans preference to retired officers above the rank of major. Supported Moran Amendment requiring Congressional notification of changes in force structure of the United States Army. Lobbied against section 809 panel recommendations that would weaken Cost Accounting Standards and expand the definition of commercial items; lobbied against section 809 panel recommendations that would change the scope of the definition of services contracts and governance of personal services contracts. Opposed the Sanders Amendment which would trigger spending reductions in Department of Defense in the absence of an unqualified audit opinion. Opposed Ernst Amendment that would direct VA health care dollars away from direct care to contractors Lobbied against proposals and amendments that weaken DoD or government-wide title 5 competitive selection processes, due process protections, or terms of employment. Lobbied against Office of Personnel Management proposal to cut federal employee retirement amendments in the National Defense Authorization bill. Lobbied against proposed repeal of the moratorium on A-76 competitions. Supported a change in the formula for calculating carryover funds for organic industrial base. Opposed proposals to narrow the definition of depot maintenance. Opposed expansion of the definition and application of commercial items, commercial products, and commercial services. Lobbied against Commercial items provisions of House bill at section 833 and for clarifying section 851 of the Senate bill report on the impacts of commercial items changes on readiness and sustainment costs. Opposed amendments that would expand government wide expanded use of term and temporary appointments. Opposed expanded use of direct hiring amendments. Supported amendments requiring additional reports on depot level maintenance and repair. Opposed providing permanent authority for demonstration projects and supported placing limitations on such projects, with reporting on impacts on morale and mission. Opposed Beyer Amendment in section 886 of House bill that would revise the sue of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable source selection process. Lobbied to clarify House bill section 2701 that would provide additional authority to realign or close military installations when self-nominated by Governor of State. Lobbied against The Freedom from Government Competition Act for Fiscal Year 2018 that was being marked in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Additionally lobbied House Armed Services Committee and House Rules Committee members on this bill to seek to get it withdrawn during markup. The bill would have directed the expedited contracting of all federal government employee functions that were not inherently governmental and would have substantially changed the public-private competition process in harmful ways.

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FY 2019 Budget Resolution--lobbied against the President's FY 2019 budget and House FY 2019 Budget Resolution. Lobbied Senate and House to oppose any cuts in federal employee pay and benefits to offset increased discretionary spending due to lifting of spending caps on defense and nondefense appropriations. Lobbied against negative impact on federal employees' retirement by requiring workers pay additional salary towards retirement, and continued and increased staffing cuts; privatizing of more airport screening jobs, and reduction in benefits for on the job injuries. FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions for funding Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Protective Service (FPS), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA). retention of prohibitions against the OMB Circular A-76 process in the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) and on certain position in the CIS related to investigation and adjudication of the immigration rights benefits. Lobbied for funding to increase number of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) full time equivalents (FTEs). HR 2825, DHS Authorization Act, lobbied on TSO personnel issues. FY 2019 Military Quality of Life/Veterans Affairs Appropriations--lobbied on report language that would direct the VA Secretary to use appropriated funding to hire new employees to fill vacancies; provision to provide adequate funding for VA health and benefits programs and contracting out. Lobbied on provisions to increase the Department of Veterans' Affairs health care budget with regard to budget reconciliation, legislation, blue collar pay, white collar pay minimum wage, retirement, part-time annuity computations, and compensatory time. FY 2019 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on contracting out, pay, and working conditions of federal employee jobs. Also lobbied on proposed EPA spending cuts. FY 2019 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on contracting out, cuts in funding for job training and employment services, college aid for students, rural health care services, funding for the National Institutes of Health and contracting out at NIH. Lobbied to restore $492 million reduction to Social Security Administration and add back inflation adjusted 16 percent reduction in agency spending since 2010. FY 2018/19 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill--Lobbied for a continuation of the existing government-wide A-76 moratorium. FY 2019 Commerce-Justice Science Appropriations--lobbied for a higher funding level for BOP and for report language that would prohibit the closure of any minimum security camps; require the BOP to hire adequate correctional staff and report to Congress on staffing ratios; end the use of augmentation to compensate for not hiring correctional officer positions; alleviate overcrowding at high-security institutions by activating USP Thomson and constructing a new facility in Letcher County, Kentucky; increase unit officer staff at high security institutions; reduce the use of BOP contract prisons. FY 2019 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations--lobbied for the inclusion of CJS report language that will direct BOP to provide on-site firearm storage lockers for correctional workers authorized under LEOSA to carry a firearm while commuting to and from work; Lobbied for report language that would curb the use of augmentation at the Bureau of Prisons. Lobbied for adequate funding for the US Census Bureau as they begin staffing up for the 2020 Census. Lobbied on cuts to EEOC funding. FY 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations (THUD)--lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working condition of federal employees. FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on contracting out of federal employee jobs and funding cuts for the Food Safety and Inspection Service. FY 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations--lobbied against amendments that would cut funding for fossil fuel research conducted at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Lobbied in support of an increase in the level of spending for the operations of the Social Security system. Lobbied against any potential amendments to limit or eliminate official time to all appropriations bills. Lobbied for HR 3582, the Recognizing the Environmental Gains in Overcoming Negligence Act (REGION Act), to provide no office of the Environmental Protection Agency be closed, consolidated or eliminated using funds made available in any appropriation Act for any fiscal year.

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FY 2019 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations--lobbied on any proposals to compromise EEOC's ability to protect employees from employment discrimination, including staffing cuts and contracting out. Lobbied in support of increasing BOP funding levels. Lobbied in support of increasing Census funding levels. Lobbied for H.R. 613 and S. 1084, the Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self Protection Act to allow federal correctional workers to carry their personal firearms to and from work by requiring the warden of each federal prison to provide a secure place for correctional workers to store their firearm outside the secure perimeter of that BOP institution. Lobbied for H.R. 115 and S. 1085, the Thin Blue Line Act which would make murdering a law enforcement officer an aggravated factor in sentencing for a capital crime. Lobbied in support of HR 5292, 2020 Census Accountability Act. Lobbied in support of HR 4013, 2020 American Census Investment Act. Lobbied in support of S 2366, Census Funding Cap Adjustment Act of 2018.

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FY 2019 THUD Appropriations; Military Construction and Veterans appropriations; Energy and Water Appropriations; Financial Services Appropriations; and Interior and Environmental Appropriations. Lobbied for report language in FY 2018 Mil-Con VA to direct VA Secretary to use appropriated funds to hire new employees to fill vacancies. Lobbying against HR 1364 to limit and eliminate the use of official time for all federal employees. Lobbied in support of HR 3269, Federal Employee Pension Fairness Act of 2017,to repeal federal employees' increased retirement contribution within the Federal Employees Retirement System. Continued to lobby on SSA's Vision 2025 Report and its adverse impact on SSA Field Offices that account for 50% of SSA employees. Lobbied in support of HR 757 and S 255 to increase federal employee pay for FY 2018/FY 2019 by 3.2%. Lobbied in support of HR 964 and S 424, to expand the definition of a federal law enforcement officer. Lobbied against any attempts to expand the Department of Veterans Affairs' Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Government-wide.

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Lobbied against HR 4242, House VA Committee proposal to establish a new permanent private care program to replace the Choice Program. Lobbied against S 2372, Senate VA Committee proposal to replace the Choice Program. Lobbing against HR 1461, a bill to severely limit the use of VA official time, allow union members to drop their dues at any time, and extend probation from 12 to 18 months. Lobbied against S 1477, Serve Veterans First Act of 2017, a bill to severely restrict VA official time based on wait times. Lobbied in support of HR 3459, the VA Staffing and Vacancies Transparency Act of 2017, providing for vacancy transparency at the VA. Lobbied in support of S 1723, Strengthening Veterans Health Care Act of 2017, providing for more money for the VA to hire medical professionals. Lobbied against S 2107, Department of Veterans Affairs Provider Accountability Act, a bill to require VA to report major adverse actions of clinicians to a national data bank and state licensing boards. Lobbied against the Veterans Benefits Administration's decision to change standards for Veterans Service Representatives and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against the Board of Veterans' Appeals decision to change standards for attorneys and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against HR 4243, the "Veterans Affairs Asset and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017, as a real threat to the survival of the VA's health care system. Lobbied for comprehensive changes to internal VBA processes for claims.

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FY 2019 Foreign Operations Appropriations--lobbied on the provisions related to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of the State Department employees.

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FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on CBP, CIS, TSA, and ICE relating to contracting out, pay, benefits, staffing levels, safety, and job security of these DHS employees.

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FY 2019 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--lobbied on amendment to prohibit bill from being used to implement the pro-contractor revision of OMB Circular A-76, contracting out, blue collar pay, white collar pay, minimum wage, federal retirement systems, union representation, and contractor compensation caps. Lobbied on Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) reform with Federal-Postal Coalition to oppose Title V section that would unfairly cut FECA compensation benefits for disabled federal employees. Lobbied in support of HR 757, the Federal Adjustment of Income Rate (FAIR) Act--to provide both the General Schedule and Wage Grade federal employees a 3.2% pay raise in 2018. Lobbied in support of S 255 to increase the rate of pay under the GS schedule and for prevailing rate employees by 3.2%. S 272, the Strengthening American Transportation Security Act--lobbied in support of granting Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code. Lobbied in support of HR 1022/S 362, the Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Act--to provide up to six weeks of paid leave to federal workers upon the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child. Lobbied in support of HR 99, the Honoring the Fallen TSA Officers Act, a bill granting public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied against the excessive premium increases for the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) sold to federal employees and how OPM intends to represent the interests of those who purchase FLTCIP's plan in the future. Lobbied against HR 559, the Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation (MERIT) Act of 2017 for its adverse impact on federal employees. Lobbied for HR 3733, the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act, to establish a more accurate computation of retirement benefits for firefighters employed by the Federal Government. Lobbied against HR 4182, the "Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act of 2017" which would arbitrarily extend the probationary period for a minimum of two years for newly hired federal employees because of its lack of addressing issues involving employee performance evaluation or management's ability to properly evaluate employees during this period. Lobbied against S 1886, the Temporary and Term Appointments Act of 2017, that would extend competitive temporary and term appoints at agency discretion. HR 1293, to amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees. Lobbied against the requirement that OPM submit an annual report to Congress on the use of official time by federal employees. HR 1385, Civil Service Incentives Integrity Act of 2017, a bill we lobbied against because it requires the retraction and repayment of recruitment and relocation bonuses paid to federal employees who have spent at least 80% of the time they would otherwise be in a duty status on official time. Additionally, a retention bonus may not be paid to any such employee who, for a period of 6 consecutive months of service associated with the bonus, has spent at least 80% of the time they would otherwise be in a duty status on official time. Official time is time spent by federal employees performing representational work for a bargaining unit in lieu of their regularly assigned work. HR 2846, Federal Agency Customer Experience Act of 2017, a bill that exempts an agency's authority to collect information that is voluntary feedback from the federal information resources management activities authority of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act. HR 3303, First Responders Fair Retirement Act, lobbied in support of this bill that permits disabled law enforcement officers, customs and border protection officers, firefighters, air traffic controllers, nuclear materials couriers, members of the Capitol Police, members of the Supreme Court Police, employees of the Central Intelligence Agency performing intelligence activities abroad or having specialized security requirements, and diplomatic security special agents of the Department of State to receive retirement benefits in the same manner as if they had not been disabled. HR 5300, Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2018, lobbied against this bill that provides the authority of a federal agency to take action to restrict or prohibit access to a website, or to test, deploy, or update a cybersecurity measure, if the agency determines such action is necessary to carry out its responsibilities, shall not be: (1) limited by a collective bargaining agreement or other agreement entered into before, on, or after this bill's enactment pursuant to federal labor-management relations provisions; or (2) negotiated under such provisions.

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FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations--provisions relating to pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of USDA employees.

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FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on the pay, benefits, contracting out, staffing levels, funding, and job security of DHS employees in CIS, ICE, CIS, FEMA, FPS, USCG, and TSA. Lobbied in support of S 272, the Strengthening American Transportation Security Act, to grant TSOs rights under Title 5 of U.S. Code and MSPB rights; and increased funding for screener personnel, compensation, and benefits. Lobbied for HR 2283, the DHA Morale, Recognition, Learning and Engagement Act of 2017, that establishes an employee engagement steering committee. Lobbied in support of HR 5534, TSA Workforce Flexibility Act, to remove statutory TSA screener cap. Lobbied in support of HR 99, Honoring our Fallen TSA Officers Act, grants public safety officer death and injury benefits to TSOs if killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied in support of HR 2309, the Rights for TSA Officers Act, that places TSOs under title 5 of the U.S. code. Lobbied against: Proposed TSA budgets cuts. Elimination of the TSA Behavior Detection Officer and Visual Intermodal Prevention and Response Team. Lobbied against HR 2997, the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act (AIRR) Act, that would privatize the Air Traffic Control functions of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Lobbied against HR 1351, the TSA Misconduct Act. Lobbied in support of HR 2825, DHS Authorization Act, to retain a provision mandating discussion and a report on the TSA personnel system. S 1872, TSA Modernization Act, lobbied to address concerns of the TSO workforce's lack of statutory workplace rights and protections that apply to majority of federal workers, including workers at DHS. Lobbied in support of HR 4611, the Disaster Response Workforce Flexibility Act of 2017.

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FY 2019 Financial Services Appropriations--lobbied on provisions involving contracting out, pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of federal employees in Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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FY 2019 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on provisions relating to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, job security, and contracting out of Department of Interior (DOI) employees. Lobbied in support of HR 5745, Fossil Energy Research and Development Act of 2018, and lobbied against any efforts to cut funding for fossil fuel research conducted at NETL. Lobbied in support of HR 4991, Supporting Research and Development for First Responders Act.

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Possible bill to increase the federal government's share of health benefits for its employees and retirees. Lobbied against House FY 2019 Budget Resolution proposed to increase Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) employee premiums. Lobbied in support of HR 1884, the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2017. Lobbied in support of HR 3733, the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act. Lobbied against any round two of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which would provide additional tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations and jeopardize the retirement benefits of federal employees.

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Lobbyists:

WILSON, CHARITY
SNYDER, TIMOTHY
MCCUMBER, LINDA
PARK, MARILYN
MCDUFF, FRED
LLOYD, AMY
BAKER, APPOLLOS
SHEAGLEY, DAVID
Predeoux, Alethea Marguerite
MCDONALD, TUCKER
PICKSTOCK, YOLANDA TAYLOR
KUNTZLER, SARA
MIMS, RYAN
SOWARDS, MATTHEW
SALSTROM, SANDRA
Friedman, Elliot A.
LIDDELL, KEVIN
ORLOVICH, ADAM
RIVERA, NEMECIO
Lewis, Alana Renee
Hoffmann, Ian
TIPPENS, JULIE
PERPICH, JUSTIN
LIVINGSTON, ANTHONY
SCHOTT, GRANT
Faulk, Shannon Rose
PEDREIRA, GABRIEL
Kahn, Thomas Salter
KOHRMAN, FIONA
DELL, MIA
Anderson, John Charles

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name:
Kering
Country :
FRANCE
Contribution :
$0



Lobbying on the following issues:

FOOD INDUSTRY (SAFETY, LABELING, ETC.) FOREIGN RELATIONS VETERANS DEFENSE IMMIGRATION HEALTH ISSUES DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BUDGET/APPROPRIATIONS NATURAL RESOURCES HOMELAND SECURITY GOVERNMENT ISSUES HOUSING LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE CIVIL RIGHTS/CIVIL LIBERTIES AGRICULTURE

FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on the contracting out of federal employee jobs and potential food and public risks. Lobbied against funding cuts of the meat and poultry inspection program. Lobbied on recommendations to further expand the program of putting plant employees, not inspectors, in charge of quality control and contamination. Lobbied against USDA's plan to relocate and reorganize the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Continued participation with coalition of labor and consumer groups to oppose the Food Safety and Inspection Services' (FSIS) proposed rule on hog slaughter to eliminate hundreds of FSIS online inspector positions and transfer their responsibilities to rank and file hog company employees.

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FY 2020 Foreign Operations Appropriations--lobbied on the provisions related to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of Department of State employees.

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Lobbied on HR 2045, Veterans Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan Act of 2019 or the VET OPP Act (draft legislation) and establishment of Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration. Lobbied against the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA)decision to change standards for Veterans Service Representatives and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) decision to change standards for attorneys and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against contracting out of Paralegals at BVA. Lobbied for comprehensive changes to internal VBA processes for claims, including changes to the VBA National Work Queue. Lobbied against contracting out of Compensation and Pension Exam positions. Lobbied for reintroduction of legislation (HR 6101) to repeal aspects of the VA Accountability Act. Submitted written statements/recommendation to the VA on walk-in clinic use and access standards as they begin the regulation writing process for the VA MISSION Act. Lobbied in support of HR 1133 and S 462 to restore full Title 38 collective bargaining rights. Lobbied for AIR Act funding moratorium. Lobbied MilCon-VA for staffing language to address vacancies.

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National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA for FY 2020): Lobbied against including the Rep. Ken Calvert Rebalance for an Effective Defense Uniformed and Civilian Employees Act (or REDUCE Act), H.R. 248 in the NDAA for FY 2020. Lobbied against Department of Defense Business Case Analysis and recommendations to Congress to merge Defense Commissary Activity (DeCA) with the Military Exchanges, and DoD budget recommendations to cut the appropriation to DeCA; lobbied for requesting a Government Accountability Office review of current and prior efforts to reform DeCA and apply failed practices to exchanges. Lobbied for Military Housing Privatization reforms and prohibition and to prohibit privatization of Navy lodging and TRANSCOM plans to privatize Permanent Change of Station moves, as well as further privatization of utilities at US Military Academy. Lobbied against conversion of title 5 Air Force federal government civilian employees to State employees at Selfredge Air NG Base and against conversion of dual status Military Technicians to Active Guard Reserve (AGR) positions as proposed by Ohio National Guard. Lobbied against Presidents Civilian Personnel portions of Space Force Proposal (section 1704 and 1707) that would create at will workforce exempted from title 5 due process protections and excluded from appeals outside DoD; also lobbied against involuntary transfer of DoD civilian workforce to Space Force. Lobbied to repeal changes made to title 10 United States Code section 129 in section 1101 of the FY17 NDAA and to prohibit managing the DoD civilian workforce to Full Time Equivalent caps or constraints on number of employees; Lobbied in favor of requiring the DoD civilian workforce be managed solely based on workload, available funding and total force management policies of section 129a of title 10; lobbied in favor of restrictions against reducing the DoD civilian workforce arbitrarily without doing an analysis of impacts on workload, stress on the All Volunteer Miltiary, military force structure, readiness and fully burdened costs for the total force of military, civilian employee and contract; lobbied to restrict the inappropriate use of term or temporary hiring authorities to perform enduring missions. Lobbied to repeal changes to title 10 United States Code section 2330a pertaining to the contractor services inventory made in section 812 of the FY17 NDAA that had reduced the scope of the contractor inventory to 40 percent or less of annual spend ion contract services; and to expand the scope of the contract services inventory to include all services contracts involving not only staff augmentation/personal services contracts and closely associated with inherently governmental contracts, but also contracts performing critical functions, or any functions that had been performed by military and civilian employees in the past ten years; and to include all commercial items contracts for services. Lobbied to clarify section 2329 of title 10 enacted in section 851 of FY18 NDAA that implementation was to be moved up to 2020 and that USD (Comptroller) and Director, Cost and Program Evaluation were accountable for implementation of a comprehensive contract services program and budget. Lobbied to clarify section 852 of FY18 NDAA requirement for standard guidelines for validating contract services requirements based on total force management statutes; clarification was to ensure that all the various statutory prohibitions against contracting work performed by federal government employees in DoD were captured without paraphrase or modification into comprehensive checklists that must be followed prior to awarding any services contract. Clarification also prohibited against the use of alternatives to standard checklists. Lobbied to repeal 25 percent reduction targets and related ill-conceived reorganization studies required by the Comprehensive Pentagon Bureaucracy Reform and Reduction subtitle C section of the FY2019 NDAA. This affects the Defense Finance and Accounting System, Defense Contract Audit Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency and all other Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities currently subject to 25 percent reduction targets. Lobbied against section 809 Panel Recommendations related to eliminating the distinction between personal services contracts and non-personal services contracts. Lobbied against section 809 Panel Recommendations to expand the scope and make permanent the authority for the Acquisition Demonstration project, a performance evaluation and compensation system very similar to the National Security Personnel System. Lobbied to repeal the at will workforce provisions enacted in section 1110 of the FY2018 NDAA related to the Cybersecurity and Legal Professionals workforces. Lobbied to extend the deferral of implementation of recently enacted changes to the definitions of commercial items contracts pending independent assessments of the impact of these revisions on contractor profits, military readiness and the organic industrial base: Temporary Suspension of Subtitle D of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 - Provisions Relating to Commercial Items. Lobbied against section 809 Panel recommendations to further limit Defense-unique requirements with a framework relying primarily on readily available and readily available with customization of products and services in the commercial market place. Lobbied against section 809 Panel recommendations to revamp DoD requirements process through a portfolio management process. Lobbied against section 809 Panel recommendations to restructure cost accounting standards to allegedly minimize the burden for government and contractors. Lobbied against section 809 Panel recommendations to repeal and replace the contractor inventory. Lobbied against Peter Levine and Bill Greenwalt recommendations to create expanded opportunities for FAR part 12 commercial buying. Lobbied to amend subsection of section 1597 of title 10 to require the order of retention for Reductions in Force return back to the order of retention prescribed by title 5 United States Code section 3502, making seniority and veterans preference a higher order of retention priority than performance; further lobbied to prohibit forced distributions or use of bell curves in performance evaluations but instead to evaluate employee performance based on Part 430 of title 5.

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FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on CPB, CIS, and ICE relating to contracting out, pay, benefits, staffing levels, safety, and job security of these DHS employees.

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Lobbied to increase the federal government's share of health benefits for its employees and retirees. Lobbied against Senate FY 2020 Budget Resolution proposal to increase Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)employee premiums.

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Budget allocations involving the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of DC Government employees. Lobbied in support of HR 1, the For the People Act, in particular its provision in support of statehood for the District of Columbia.

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FY 2020 Budget Resolution--lobbied against the President's FY 2020 budget and House FY 2020 Budget Resolution. Lobbied in Senate and House to oppose any cuts to federal employee pay and benefits to offset increased defense spending. Lobbied against negative impact on federal employees' retirement by requiring employees pay additional salary towards retirement,privatizing of airport screening jobs, and reduction in benefits for on-the-job injuries. FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied for additional funding of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Protective Protective Service (FPS), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Specifically, lobbied for retention of prohibitions against the OMB Circular A-76 process in the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) and on certain positions in CIS related to investigating and adjudicating immigration rights benefits. Lobbied for funding to increase number of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) full time equivalents (FTEs) and other personnel issues. FY 2020 Defense Appropriations--lobbied to clarify section 8012 carried over from FY2019 Defense Appropriation. Section 8012 currently only prohibits managing the DoD civilian workforce to an End Strength. Clarification would return to prior language in earlier Defense Appropriations that prohibited managing the civilian workforce to arbitrary Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Caps. Clarification also returns to earlier Defense Appropriation language that would require the DoD civilian workforce to be solely managed based on workload, available funding and the total force management policies of section 129a of title 10. Clarification also would prohibit the sue of appropriated funds in reducing the civilian workforce absent an analysis of impacts on workload, fully burdened costs of the total force of military, civilian employee and contractor, and impacts on military force structure, readiness and stress on the All Volunteer Military. Clarification also would bar the sue of appropriated funds for inappropriate use of term or temporary hiring authorities for enduring functions. Lobbied to add a new policy enforcement provision that would restrict the use of appropriated funds unless the following statutory requirements were complied with: the contractor inventory statute in section 2330a of title 10; the contract services budget statute in section 235 of title 10, as well as the successor statute in section 2329 of title 10 for improved planning, programming and budgeting of contract services; as well as compliance with the requirement for standard total force management guidelines or checklists that comprehensively contain the full statutory definitions and restrictions against contracting inherently governmental functions, closely associated with inherently governmental functions, personal services lacking statutory authority, guards and firefighter positions in CONUS, publicity experts, interrogators, critical functions, including core logistics, and compliance with the moratorium against public-private competitions. This provision would be an enforcement mechanism against illegal direct conversions of government employee work to contract. FY 2020 Military Quality of Life/Veterans Affairs Appropriations--Lobbied for funding to hire new employees to fill vacancies; provisions to provide adequate funding for VA health and benefits programs and against further contracting out. FY 2020 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, and working conditions of federal employee jobs and proposed EPA spending cuts. Lobbied in support of HR 3582, the Recognizing the Environmental Gains in Overcoming Negligence Act (REGION Act) to ensure that no EPA office be closed, consolidated, or eliminated using funds made available in any appropriation act for any fiscal year. FY 2020 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, funding cuts to services such as college aid for students, rural health care services, and funding the National Institutes of Health (NIH). FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--lobbied to continue the government-wide moratorium against public-private competitions and to clarify that the moratorium also applies to any conversion of federal government employee jobs to contract performance, including through privatization o facilities and infrastructure, and is not just limited to prohibiting public-private competitions pursuant to OMB Circular A-76. FY 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations--lobbied for higher funding levels for Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and continued prohibition of closure of minimum security camps; lobbied for funding to hire adequate numbers of correctional staff; end the use of augmentation to compensate for lack of hiring correctional officer positions; alleviating overcrowding at high-security institutions by activating USP Thomson and constructing a new facility in Letcher County, Kentucky; need to increase unit officer staff at high security institutions; reduce the use of BOP contract prisons; and for BOP to provide on-site firearm storage lockers for correctional workers authorized to carry firearm under LEOSA while commuting to and from work. FY 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working conditions of federal employees. FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on contracting out of federal employee jobs and funding cuts to the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Lobbied against Administration's proposal to relocate and reorganize the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). FY 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations--lobbied against any cuts in funding for fossil fuel research conducted at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Lobbied to restore adequate funding to the Social Security Administration. Lobbied against any limitation or elimination of official time to all appropriations bills. Lobbied for prohibition of realigning the Army Civilian Works program from Corps of engineers to Department of transportation and Department of Interior.

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FY 2020 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on provisions relating to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, job security, and contracting out of Department of Interior (DOI) employees.

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FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on the pay, benefits, contracting out, staffing levels, funding, and job security of DHS employees in CIS, ICE, CIS, FEMA, FPS, USCG, and TSA. Lobbied in support of S 944, the Strengthening American Transportation Security Act, which would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code and HR 1140, the Rights for TSA Officers Act. Lobbied in support of HR 372, Honoring Our Fallen TSA Heroes Act, ensuring public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied against ending the full-time health care subsidy for new part-time TSOs. Lobbied against transferring airport exit lane monitoring responsibilities to airports. Lobbied in support of increased funding for TSO staffing. Lobbied in support of increased funding for TSO compensation.

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FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--lobbied against implementation of pro-contractor revision of OMB Circular A-76, contracting out, and contractor compensation. Lobbied for protection of blue collar pay, white collar pay, minimum wage, federal retirement systems, and union representation. Lobbied in support of S 944, the Strengthening American Transportation Security Act, which would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code and HR 1140, the Rights for TSA Officers Act. Lobbied in support of HR 1534, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act that would grant federal workers 12 weeks of paid FMLA. Lobbied in support of HR 372, Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act, granting public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied in support of HR 1174, the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2019,to amend chapter 81 of title 5, creating a presumption that a disability or death of a federal employee in fire protection activities caused by any of certain diseases is the result of the performance of such employee's duty. Lobbied in support of HR 1255, the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act, to provide for more accurate computation of retirement benefits for federal firefighters. Lobbied in support of HR 1327 and S 546, the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. Lobbied in support of S 858, Protecting Military Firefighters from PFAS Act, requiring the Secretary of Defense to provide blood testing for firefighters in the Department of Defense to determine potential exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Lobbied in support of HR 1195, the Law Enforcement Officer Equity Act, to include certain federal positions within the definition of law enforcement officer for retirement purposes.

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FY 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working conditions of federal employees in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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FY 2020 THUD Appropriations; Military Construction and Veterans Appropriations; Energy and Water Appropriations; Financial Services Appropriations; and Interior and Environmental Appropriations--Lobbied for report language in FY 2020 Mil-Con VA to direct the VA Secretary to use appropriated funds to hire new employees to fill vacancies. Lobbied in support of Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Temporary Term Extension Act, to allow the term of the current and only MSPB member to be extended and avoid having a vacant Board. Lobbied against the confirmations of Andrew Maunz and Dennis Dean Kirk for the position so Vice Chairman and Chair, respectively, for the MSPB. Lobbied for nomination of Julia Clarke for a position on the Board. Lobbied against any attempts the expand the Department of Veterans Affairs' Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act government-wide. Lobbied in support of HR 1254, the Equal COLA Act, to achieve parity between the cost of living adjustment to an annuity under the Federal Employees Retirement System and an annuity under the Civil Service Retirement System. Lobbied in support of S 165, the Federal Unemployment Compensation Equality Act of 2019, to amend current law to clarify that Federal employees excepted from a furlough are eligible for unemployment compensation. Lobbied in support of S 222, to require payment of interest on back pay for employees affected by a lapse in appropriations. Lobbied in support of HR 953, to help prevent negative credit reporting due to a government shutdown. Lobbied in support of S 464, Protecting Employees' Security Clearances Act (PESCA), which requires consideration of a lapse in appropriations as a mitigating condition when assessing financial consideration for security clearances. Lobbied in support of S 426 and HR 1073, Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, to provide federal employees with a 3.6% salary adjustment in 2020. Lobbied in support of S 521 and HR 141, Social Security Fairness Act, to repeal the government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions. Lobbied in support of S 530 and HR 1316, Federal Labor-Management Partnership Act, to establish the Federal Labor-Management Partnership Council.

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FY 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriation-lobbied on proposals to compromise the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) ability to protect employees from employment discrimination, including staffing cuts and contracting out. Lobbied in support of increasing BOP funding levels language to end augmentation of corrections workers, hire more correctional officers, and phase out the use of private prisons. Lobbied in support of HR 99, the Thin Blue Line Act, which would make murdering a law enforcement officer an aggravated factor in sentencing for a capital crime. Lobbied in support of HR 5292, the 2020 Census Accountability Act; HR 4013, the 2020 American Census Investment Act; and S 2366, the Census Funding Cap Adjustment Act. Lobbied in support of HR 1, the For the People Act, in particular it provision to expand the participation of eligible voters in elections and end voter suppression.

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FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--provisions relating to pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of USDA employees.

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Lobbyists:

WILSON, CHARITY
SNYDER, TIMOTHY
MCCUMBER, LINDA
PARK, MARILYN
MCDUFF, FRED
LLOYD, AMY
MIMS, RYAN
PICKSTOCK, YOLANDA TAYLOR
MCDONALD, TUCKER
KUNTZLER, SARA
Predeoux, Alethea Marguerite
SOWARDS, MATTHEW
BAKER, APPOLLOS
SHEAGLEY, DAVID
LIVINGSTON, ANTHONY
LIDDELL, KEVIN
Hoffmann, Ian
KOHRMAN, FIONA
ORLOVICH, ADAM
PERPICH, JUSTIN
Lewis, Alana Renee
Faulk, Shannon Rose
RIVERA, NEMECIO
TIPPENS, JULIE
Friedman, Elliot A.
Anderson, John Charles
SALSTROM, SANDRA
PEDREIRA, GABRIEL
SCHOTT, GRANT

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name:
Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
Country :
SWITZERLAND
Contribution :
$0



Lobbying on the following issues:

LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE FOREIGN RELATIONS DEFENSE HEALTH ISSUES BUDGET/APPROPRIATIONS HOMELAND SECURITY GOVERNMENT ISSUES NATURAL RESOURCES FOOD INDUSTRY (SAFETY, LABELING, ETC.) AGRICULTURE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA VETERANS CIVIL RIGHTS/CIVIL LIBERTIES HOUSING IMMIGRATION

FY 2020 THUD Appropriations; Military Construction and Veterans Appropriations; Energy and Water Appropriations; Financial Services Appropriations; and Interior and Environmental Appropriations--Lobbied for report language in FY 2020 Mil-Con VA to direct the VA Secretary to use appropriated funds to hire new employees to fill vacancies. Lobbied in support of Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Temporary Term Extension Act, to allow the term of the current and only MSPB member to be extended and avoid having a vacant Board. Lobbied against the confirmations of Andrew Maunz and Dennis Dean Kirk for the position so Vice Chairman and Chair, respectively, for the MSPB. Lobbied for nomination of Julia Clarke for a position on the Board. Lobbied against any attempts the expand the Department of Veterans Affairs' Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act government-wide. Lobbied in support of HR 1254, the Equal COLA Act, to achieve parity between the cost of living adjustment to an annuity under the Federal Employees Retirement System and an annuity under the Civil Service Retirement System. Lobbied in support of S 165, the Federal Unemployment Compensation Equality Act of 2019, to amend current law to clarify that Federal employees excepted from a furlough are eligible for unemployment compensation. Lobbied in support of S 222, to require payment of interest on back pay for employees affected by a lapse in appropriations. Lobbied in support of HR 953, to help prevent negative credit reporting due to a government shutdown. Lobbied in support of S 464, Protecting Employees' Security Clearances Act (PESCA), which requires consideration of a lapse in appropriations as a mitigating condition when assessing financial consideration for security clearances. Lobbied in support of S 426 and HR 1073, Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, to provide federal employees with a 3.6% salary adjustment in 2020. Lobbied in support of S 521 and HR 141, Social Security Fairness Act, to repeal the government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions. Lobbied in support of S 530 and HR 1316, Federal Labor-Management Partnership Act, to establish the Federal Labor-Management Partnership Council.

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FY 2020 Foreign Operations Appropriations--lobbied on the provisions related to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of Department of State employees.

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National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA for FY 2020): Lobbied against including the Rep. Ken Calvert Rebalance for an Effective Defense Uniformed and Civilian Employees Act (or REDUCE Act), H.R. 248 in the NDAA for FY 2020. Lobbied against Department of Defense Business Case Analysis and recommendations to Congress to merge Defense Commissary Activity (DeCA) with the Military Exchanges, and DoD budget recommendations to cut the appropriation to DeCA; lobbied for requesting a Government Accountability Office review of current and prior efforts to reform DeCA and apply failed practices to exchanges. Lobbied for Military Housing Privatization reforms and prohibition and to prohibit privatization of Navy lodging and TRANSCOM plans to privatize Permanent Change of Station moves, as well as further privatization of utilities at US Military Academy. Lobbied against conversion of title 5 Air Force federal government civilian employees to State employees at Selfredge Air NG Base and against conversion of dual status Military Technicians to Active Guard Reserve (AGR) positions as proposed by Ohio National Guard. Lobbied against Presidents Civilian Personnel portions of Space Force Proposal (section 1704 and 1707) that would create at will workforce exempted from title 5 due process protections and excluded from appeals outside DoD; also lobbied against involuntary transfer of DoD civilian workforce to Space Force. Lobbied to repeal changes made to title 10 United States Code section 129 in section 1101 of the FY17 NDAA and to prohibit managing the DoD civilian workforce to Full Time Equivalent caps or constraints on number of employees; Lobbied in favor of requiring the DoD civilian workforce be managed solely based on workload, available funding and total force management policies of section 129a of title 10; lobbied in favor of restrictions against reducing the DoD civilian workforce arbitrarily without doing an analysis of impacts on workload, stress on the All Volunteer Miltiary, military force structure, readiness and fully burdened costs for the total force of military, civilian employee and contract; lobbied to restrict the inappropriate use of term or temporary hiring authorities to perform enduring missions. Lobbied to repeal changes to title 10 United States Code section 2330a pertaining to the contractor services inventory made in section 812 of the FY17 NDAA that had reduced the scope of the contractor inventory to 40 percent or less of annual spend ion contract services; and to expand the scope of the contract services inventory to include all services contracts involving not only staff augmentation/personal services contracts and closely associated with inherently governmental contracts, but also contracts performing critical functions, or any functions that had been performed by military and civilian employees in the past ten years; and to include all commercial items contracts for services. Lobbied to clarify section 2329 of title 10 enacted in section 851 of FY18 NDAA that implementation was to be moved up to 2020 and that USD (Comptroller) and Director, Cost and Program Evaluation were accountable for implementation of a comprehensive contract services program and budget. Lobbied to clarify section 852 of FY18 NDAA requirement for standard guidelines for validating contract services requirements based on total force management statutes; clarification was to ensure that all the various statutory prohibitions against contracting work performed by federal government employees in DoD were captured without paraphrase or modification into comprehensive checklists that must be followed prior to awarding any services contract. Clarification also prohibited against the use of alternatives to standard checklists. Lobbied to repeal 25 percent reduction targets and related ill-conceived reorganization studies required by the Comprehensive Pentagon Bureaucracy Reform and Reduction subtitle C section of the FY2019 NDAA. This affects the Defense Finance and Accounting System, Defense Contract Audit Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency and all other Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities currently subject to 25 percent reduction targets. Lobbied against section 809 Panel Recommendations related to eliminating the distinction between personal services contracts and non-personal services contracts. Lobbied against section 809 Panel Recommendations to expand the scope and make permanent the authority for the Acquisition Demonstration project, a performance evaluation and compensation system very similar to the National Security Personnel System. Lobbied to repeal the at will workforce provisions enacted in section 1110 of the FY2018 NDAA related to the Cybersecurity and Legal Professionals workforces. Lobbied to extend the deferral of implementation of recently enacted changes to the definitions of commercial items contracts pending independent assessments of the impact of these revisions on contractor profits, military readiness and the organic industrial base: Temporary Suspension of Subtitle D of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 - Provisions Relating to Commercial Items. Lobbied against section 809 Panel recommendations to further limit Defense-unique requirements with a framework relying primarily on readily available and readily available with customization of products and services in the commercial market place. Lobbied against section 809 Panel recommendations to revamp DoD requirements process through a portfolio management process. Lobbied against section 809 Panel recommendations to restructure cost accounting standards to allegedly minimize the burden for government and contractors. Lobbied against section 809 Panel recommendations to repeal and replace the contractor inventory. Lobbied against Peter Levine and Bill Greenwalt recommendations to create expanded opportunities for FAR part 12 commercial buying. Lobbied to amend subsection of section 1597 of title 10 to require the order of retention for Reductions in Force return back to the order of retention prescribed by title 5 United States Code section 3502, making seniority and veterans preference a higher order of retention priority than performance; further lobbied to prohibit forced distributions or use of bell curves in performance evaluations but instead to evaluate employee performance based on Part 430 of title 5.

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Lobbied to increase the federal government's share of health benefits for its employees and retirees. Lobbied against Senate FY 2020 Budget Resolution proposal to increase Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)employee premiums.

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FY 2020 Budget Resolution--lobbied against the President's FY 2020 budget and House FY 2020 Budget Resolution. Lobbied in Senate and House to oppose any cuts to federal employee pay and benefits to offset increased defense spending. Lobbied against negative impact on federal employees' retirement by requiring employees pay additional salary towards retirement,privatizing of airport screening jobs, and reduction in benefits for on-the-job injuries. FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied for additional funding of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Protective Protective Service (FPS), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Specifically, lobbied for retention of prohibitions against the OMB Circular A-76 process in the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) and on certain positions in CIS related to investigating and adjudicating immigration rights benefits. Lobbied for funding to increase number of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) full time equivalents (FTEs) and other personnel issues. FY 2020 Defense Appropriations--lobbied to clarify section 8012 carried over from FY2019 Defense Appropriation. Section 8012 currently only prohibits managing the DoD civilian workforce to an End Strength. Clarification would return to prior language in earlier Defense Appropriations that prohibited managing the civilian workforce to arbitrary Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Caps. Clarification also returns to earlier Defense Appropriation language that would require the DoD civilian workforce to be solely managed based on workload, available funding and the total force management policies of section 129a of title 10. Clarification also would prohibit the sue of appropriated funds in reducing the civilian workforce absent an analysis of impacts on workload, fully burdened costs of the total force of military, civilian employee and contractor, and impacts on military force structure, readiness and stress on the All Volunteer Military. Clarification also would bar the sue of appropriated funds for inappropriate use of term or temporary hiring authorities for enduring functions. Lobbied to add a new policy enforcement provision that would restrict the use of appropriated funds unless the following statutory requirements were complied with: the contractor inventory statute in section 2330a of title 10; the contract services budget statute in section 235 of title 10, as well as the successor statute in section 2329 of title 10 for improved planning, programming and budgeting of contract services; as well as compliance with the requirement for standard total force management guidelines or checklists that comprehensively contain the full statutory definitions and restrictions against contracting inherently governmental functions, closely associated with inherently governmental functions, personal services lacking statutory authority, guards and firefighter positions in CONUS, publicity experts, interrogators, critical functions, including core logistics, and compliance with the moratorium against public-private competitions. This provision would be an enforcement mechanism against illegal direct conversions of government employee work to contract. FY 2020 Military Quality of Life/Veterans Affairs Appropriations--Lobbied for funding to hire new employees to fill vacancies; provisions to provide adequate funding for VA health and benefits programs and against further contracting out. FY 2020 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, and working conditions of federal employee jobs and proposed EPA spending cuts. Lobbied in support of HR 3582, the Recognizing the Environmental Gains in Overcoming Negligence Act (REGION Act) to ensure that no EPA office be closed, consolidated, or eliminated using funds made available in any appropriation act for any fiscal year. FY 2020 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, funding cuts to services such as college aid for students, rural health care services, and funding the National Institutes of Health (NIH). FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--lobbied to continue the government-wide moratorium against public-private competitions and to clarify that the moratorium also applies to any conversion of federal government employee jobs to contract performance, including through privatization o facilities and infrastructure, and is not just limited to prohibiting public-private competitions pursuant to OMB Circular A-76. FY 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations--lobbied for higher funding levels for Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and continued prohibition of closure of minimum security camps; lobbied for funding to hire adequate numbers of correctional staff; end the use of augmentation to compensate for lack of hiring correctional officer positions; alleviating overcrowding at high-security institutions by activating USP Thomson and constructing a new facility in Letcher County, Kentucky; need to increase unit officer staff at high security institutions; reduce the use of BOP contract prisons; and for BOP to provide on-site firearm storage lockers for correctional workers authorized to carry firearm under LEOSA while commuting to and from work. FY 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working conditions of federal employees. FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on contracting out of federal employee jobs and funding cuts to the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Lobbied against Administration's proposal to relocate and reorganize the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). FY 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations--lobbied against any cuts in funding for fossil fuel research conducted at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Lobbied to restore adequate funding to the Social Security Administration. Lobbied against any limitation or elimination of official time to all appropriations bills. Lobbied for prohibition of realigning the Army Civilian Works program from Corps of engineers to Department of transportation and Department of Interior.

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FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on the pay, benefits, contracting out, staffing levels, funding, and job security of DHS employees in CIS, ICE, CIS, FEMA, FPS, USCG, and TSA. Lobbied in support of S 944, the Strengthening American Transportation Security Act, which would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code and HR 1140, the Rights for TSA Officers Act. Lobbied in support of HR 372, Honoring Our Fallen TSA Heroes Act, ensuring public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied against ending the full-time health care subsidy for new part-time TSOs. Lobbied against transferring airport exit lane monitoring responsibilities to airports. Lobbied in support of increased funding for TSO staffing. Lobbied in support of increased funding for TSO compensation.

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FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--lobbied against implementation of pro-contractor revision of OMB Circular A-76, contracting out, and contractor compensation. Lobbied for protection of blue collar pay, white collar pay, minimum wage, federal retirement systems, and union representation. Lobbied in support of S 944, the Strengthening American Transportation Security Act, which would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code and HR 1140, the Rights for TSA Officers Act. Lobbied in support of HR 1534, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act that would grant federal workers 12 weeks of paid FMLA. Lobbied in support of HR 372, Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act, granting public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied in support of HR 1174, the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2019,to amend chapter 81 of title 5, creating a presumption that a disability or death of a federal employee in fire protection activities caused by any of certain diseases is the result of the performance of such employee's duty. Lobbied in support of HR 1255, the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act, to provide for more accurate computation of retirement benefits for federal firefighters. Lobbied in support of HR 1327 and S 546, the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. Lobbied in support of S 858, Protecting Military Firefighters from PFAS Act, requiring the Secretary of Defense to provide blood testing for firefighters in the Department of Defense to determine potential exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Lobbied in support of HR 1195, the Law Enforcement Officer Equity Act, to include certain federal positions within the definition of law enforcement officer for retirement purposes.

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FY 2020 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on provisions relating to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, job security, and contracting out of Department of Interior (DOI) employees.

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FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on the contracting out of federal employee jobs and potential food and public risks. Lobbied against funding cuts of the meat and poultry inspection program. Lobbied on recommendations to further expand the program of putting plant employees, not inspectors, in charge of quality control and contamination. Lobbied against USDA's plan to relocate and reorganize the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Continued participation with coalition of labor and consumer groups to oppose the Food Safety and Inspection Services' (FSIS) proposed rule on hog slaughter to eliminate hundreds of FSIS online inspector positions and transfer their responsibilities to rank and file hog company employees.

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FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--provisions relating to pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of USDA employees.

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Budget allocations involving the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of DC Government employees. Lobbied in support of HR 1, the For the People Act, in particular its provision in support of statehood for the District of Columbia.

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Lobbied on HR 2045, Veterans Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan Act of 2019 or the VET OPP Act (draft legislation) and establishment of Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration. Lobbied against the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA)decision to change standards for Veterans Service Representatives and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) decision to change standards for attorneys and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against contracting out of Paralegals at BVA. Lobbied for comprehensive changes to internal VBA processes for claims, including changes to the VBA National Work Queue. Lobbied against contracting out of Compensation and Pension Exam positions. Lobbied for reintroduction of legislation (HR 6101) to repeal aspects of the VA Accountability Act. Submitted written statements/recommendation to the VA on walk-in clinic use and access standards as they begin the regulation writing process for the VA MISSION Act. Lobbied in support of HR 1133 and S 462 to restore full Title 38 collective bargaining rights. Lobbied for AIR Act funding moratorium. Lobbied MilCon-VA for staffing language to address vacancies.

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FY 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriation-lobbied on proposals to compromise the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) ability to protect employees from employment discrimination, including staffing cuts and contracting out. Lobbied in support of increasing BOP funding levels language to end augmentation of corrections workers, hire more correctional officers, and phase out the use of private prisons. Lobbied in support of HR 99, the Thin Blue Line Act, which would make murdering a law enforcement officer an aggravated factor in sentencing for a capital crime. Lobbied in support of HR 5292, the 2020 Census Accountability Act; HR 4013, the 2020 American Census Investment Act; and S 2366, the Census Funding Cap Adjustment Act. Lobbied in support of HR 1, the For the People Act, in particular it provision to expand the participation of eligible voters in elections and end voter suppression.

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FY 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working conditions of federal employees in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on CPB, CIS, and ICE relating to contracting out, pay, benefits, staffing levels, safety, and job security of these DHS employees.

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Lobbyists:

WILSON, CHARITY
SNYDER, TIMOTHY
MCCUMBER, LINDA
PARK, MARILYN
MCDUFF, FRED
SOWARDS, MATTHEW
MIMS, RYAN
KUNTZLER, SARA
SHEAGLEY, DAVID
LLOYD, AMY
Predeoux, Alethea Marguerite
LIVINGSTON, ANTHONY
PICKSTOCK, YOLANDA TAYLOR
BAKER, APPOLLOS
MCDONALD, TUCKER
KOHRMAN, FIONA
TIPPENS, JULIE
Hoffmann, Ian
Faulk, Shannon Rose
Anderson, John Charles
PEDREIRA, GABRIEL
PERPICH, JUSTIN
LIDDELL, KEVIN
SCHOTT, GRANT
RIVERA, NEMECIO
SALSTROM, SANDRA
Lewis, Alana Renee
ORLOVICH, ADAM
Friedman, Elliot A.

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name:
Kering
Country :
FRANCE
Contribution :
$0



Lobbying on the following issues:

HEALTH ISSUES GOVERNMENT ISSUES CIVIL RIGHTS/CIVIL LIBERTIES HOMELAND SECURITY FOOD INDUSTRY (SAFETY, LABELING, ETC.) FOREIGN RELATIONS VETERANS AGRICULTURE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IMMIGRATION HOUSING LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE NATURAL RESOURCES BUDGET/APPROPRIATIONS DEFENSE

Lobbied to increase the federal government's share of health benefits for its employees and retirees. Lobbied against Senate FY 2020 Budget Resolution proposal to increase Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)employee premiums. Lobbied in support of H.R. 748 The Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019.

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FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--lobbied against implementation of pro-contractor revision of OMB Circular A-76, contracting out, and contractor compensation. Lobbied for protection of blue collar pay, white collar pay, minimum wage, federal retirement systems, and union representation. Lobbied in support of S 944, the Strengthening American Transportation Security Act, which would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code and HR 1140, the Rights for TSA Officers Act. Lobbied in support of HR 1534, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act that would grant federal workers 12 weeks of paid FMLA. Lobbied in support of HR 372, Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act, granting public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied in support of HR 1174, the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2019,to amend chapter 81 of title 5, creating a presumption that a disability or death of a federal employee in fire protection activities caused by any of certain diseases is the result of the performance of such employee's duty. Lobbied in support of HR 1255, the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act, to provide for more accurate computation of retirement benefits for federal firefighters. Lobbied in support of HR 1327 and S 546, the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. Lobbied in support of S 858, Protecting Military Firefighters from PFAS Act, requiring the Secretary of Defense to provide blood testing for firefighters in the Department of Defense to determine potential exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Lobbied in support of HR 1195, the Law Enforcement Officer Equity Act, to include certain federal positions within the definition of law enforcement officer for retirement purposes. Lobbied for H.R. 748, Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019, to the excise tax on employer-sponsored health care coverage for which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans). Lobbied for H.R. 860, Social Security 2100 Act, to increases various Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits and related taxes. Lobbied to support, S. 478 and H.R. 1170, Social Security Expansion Act, to enhance Social Security benefits and ensure the long-term solvency of the Social Security program Lobbied against executive appointees at the Office of Personnel Management, Federal Labor Relations Authority, and Social Security Administration. Lobbied in support S. 2525, guaranteeing The Equipment Safety for Firefighters Act. Lobbied in support of H.R. 482, The Raise the Wage Act. Lobbied in support of H.R. 2474, Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019.

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FY 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations-lobbied on proposals to compromise the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) ability to protect employees from employment discrimination, including staffing cuts and contracting out. Lobbied in support of increasing BOP funding levels language to end augmentation of corrections workers, hire more correctional officers, and phase out the use of private prisons. Lobbied in support of HR 99, the Thin Blue Line Act, which would make murdering a law enforcement officer an aggravated factor in sentencing for a capital crime. Lobbied in support of HR 1, the For the People Act, in particular it provision to expand the participation of eligible voters in elections and end voter suppression. Lobbied in support of HR 5, the Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in a wide variety of areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system.

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FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on the pay, benefits, contracting out, staffing levels, funding, and job security of DHS employees in CIS, ICE, CIS, FEMA, FPS, USCG, and TSA. Lobbied in support of S 944, the Strengthening American Transportation Security Act, which would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code and HR 1140, the Rights for TSA Officers Act. Lobbied in support of HR 372, Honoring Our Fallen TSA Heroes Act, ensuring public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied against ending the full-time health care subsidy for new part-time TSOs. Lobbied against transferring airport exit lane monitoring responsibilities to airports. Lobbied in support of increased funding for TSO staffing. Lobbied in support of increased funding for TSO compensation. Lobbied in support of collective bargaining protections. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1433, DHS MORALE Act, to address workforce morale at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Lobbied in support of H.R. 1171/S. 472, Funding for Aviation Screeners and Threat Elimination Restoration (FASTER) Act, to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure that revenues collected from passengers as aviation security fees are used to help finance the costs of aviation security screening by repealing a requirement that a portion of such fees be credited as offsetting receipts and deposited in the general fund of the Treasury. Lobbied in support of reauthorizing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program and for changes to address workforce needs. Lobbied against Ready Reserve Corps in the Public Health Service.

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FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on the contracting out of federal employee jobs and potential food and public risks. Lobbied against funding cuts of the meat and poultry inspection program. Lobbied against further expanding the program of putting plant employees, not inspectors, in charge of quality control and contamination. Lobbied against USDA's plan to relocate and reorganize the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Continued participation with coalition of labor and consumer groups to oppose the Food Safety and Inspection Services' (FSIS) proposed rule on hog slaughter to eliminate hundreds of FSIS online inspector positions and transfer their responsibilities to rank and file hog company employees.

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FY 2020 Foreign Operations Appropriations--lobbied on the provisions related to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of Department of State employees.

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Lobbied against the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA)decision to change standards for Veterans Service Representatives and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) decision to change standards for attorneys and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against contracting out of Paralegals at BVA. Lobbied for comprehensive changes to internal VBA processes for claims, including changes to the VBA National Work Queue. Lobbied against contracting out of Compensation and Pension Exam positions. Lobbied for reintroduction of legislation (HR 6101) to repeal aspects of the VA Accountability Act. Submitted written statements/recommendation to the VA on walk-in clinic use and access standards as they begin the regulation writing process for the VA MISSION Act. Lobbied in support of HR 1133 and S 462 to restore full Title 38 collective bargaining rights. Lobbied for AIR Act funding moratorium. Lobbied MilCon-VA for staffing language to address vacancies. Lobbied on the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. Lobbied on the processing of complex claims within the Veterans Benefits Administration, including how it relates to Military Sexual Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury. Lobbied on the Reassignment of RVSRs from the Philadelphia, PA Pension Management Center. Lobbied on the ongoing negotiations of the VA Employee Contract. Lobbied for Congressional oversight on the VAs behavior during the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement. Lobbied against Section 501 of S.785 that would convert VA psychologists from hybrid Title 38 to full Title 38. Lobbied against Section 601 of S.785 because it could increase outsourcing of telehealth. Lobbied against S. 221 that would eliminate the right to clear record agreements and report VA Providers to state licensing boards and National Practitioner Data Bank for minor infractions. Lobbied against the elimination of Claims Assistant positions across the VBA. Lobbied for the specialization of claims processing for highly complex cases. Lobbied against S. 1906/H.R. 3495, The Improve Well-being for Veterans Act to provide grants to outside groups to provide mental health treatment referrals for mental health treatment and wraparound services to veterans. Lobbied against S. 221, The Department of Veterans Affairs Provider Accountability Act to report every Title 38 clinician adverse action to national practitioner data bank and state licensing board and prohibit every VA employee from entering into a clear record agreement.

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FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--provisions relating to pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of USDA employees. Lobbied for language prohibiting any funds from being spent to reorganize or relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Lobbied to prohibit funds from being spent to finalize or implement the New Swine Inspection System

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Budget allocations involving the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of DC Government employees. Lobbied in support of HR 1, the For the People Act, in particular its provision in support of statehood for the District of Columbia.

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FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on CPB, CIS, and ICE relating to contracting out, pay, benefits, staffing levels, safety, and job security of these DHS employees. Lobbied to prevent further closure of USCIS international field offices.

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FY 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working conditions of federal employees in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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FY 2020 THUD Appropriations; Military Construction and Veterans Appropriations; Energy and Water Appropriations; Financial Services Appropriations; and Interior and Environmental Appropriations--Lobbied for report language in FY 2020 Mil-Con VA to direct the VA Secretary to use appropriated funds to hire new employees to fill vacancies. Lobbied against the confirmations of Andrew Maunz and Dennis Dean Kirk for the position so Vice Chairman and Chair, respectively, for the MSPB. Lobbied for nomination of Julia Clarke for a position on the Board. Lobbied against any attempts the expand the Department of Veterans Affairs' Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act government-wide. Lobbied in support of HR 1254, the Equal COLA Act, to achieve parity between the cost of living adjustment to an annuity under the Federal Employees Retirement System and an annuity under the Civil Service Retirement System. Lobbied in support of S 165, the Federal Unemployment Compensation Equality Act of 2019, to amend current law to clarify that Federal employees excepted from a furlough are eligible for unemployment compensation. Lobbied in support of S 222, to require payment of interest on back pay for employees affected by a lapse in appropriations. Lobbied in support of HR 953, to help prevent negative credit reporting due to a government shutdown. Lobbied in support of S 464, Protecting Employees' Security Clearances Act (PESCA), which requires consideration of a lapse in appropriations as a mitigating condition when assessing financial consideration for security clearances. Lobbied in support of S 426 and HR 1073, Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, to provide federal employees with a 3.6% salary adjustment in 2020. Lobbied in support of S 521 and HR 141, Social Security Fairness Act, to repeal the government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions. Lobbied in support of S 530 and HR 1316, Federal Labor-Management Partnership Act, to establish the Federal Labor-Management Partnership Council. Lobbied in support of S. 24, Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019, so employees of the federal government or a District of Columbia public employer who are furloughed or required to work during a lapse in appropriations beginning on or after December 22, 2018, to be compensated for the period of the lapse. Lobbied in support of H.R. 7, Paycheck Fairness Act, To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. Lobbied against H.R. 605, Official Time Reporting Act, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees. Lobbied for H.R. 1309, Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, to require DOL to address workplace violence in the health care and social service sectors Lobbied for H.R. 790/S. 262, Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019, to increases by 2.6% the rates of basic pay for most federal civilian employees for 2019. Lobbied for H.R. 582, Raise the Wage Act, to increase the federal minimum wage for regular employees over a 7-year period, for tipped employees, and for newly hired employees who are less than 20 years old. Lobbied in support of H.R. 4328, the Protecting Innocent Consumers Affected by the Shutdown Act of 2019. Lobbied Education and Labor Committee on collective bargaining contract effects on the Education workforce and Secretary's actions to alter the Department's work on student loans and civil rights enforcement.

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FY 2020 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on provisions relating to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, job security, and contracting out of Department of Interior (DOI) employees.

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FY 2020 Budget Resolution--lobbied against the President's FY 2020 budget. Lobbied in Senate and House to oppose any cuts to federal employee pay and benefits to offset increased defense spending. Lobbied against negative impact on federal employees' retirement by requiring employees pay additional salary towards retirement,privatizing of airport screening jobs, and reduction in benefits for on-the-job injuries. FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied for additional funding of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Protective Protective Service (FPS), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Specifically, lobbied for retention of prohibitions against the OMB Circular A-76 process in the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) and on certain positions in CIS related to investigating and adjudicating immigration rights benefits. Lobbied for funding to increase number of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) full time equivalents (FTEs) and other personnel issues. FY 2020 Defense Appropriations--lobbied to clarify section 8012 carried over from FY 2019 Defense Appropriation. Section 8012 currently only prohibits managing the DoD civilian workforce to an End Strength. Clarification would return to prior language in earlier Defense Appropriations that prohibited managing the civilian workforce to arbitrary Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Caps. Clarification also returns to earlier Defense Appropriation language that would require the DoD civilian workforce to be solely managed based on workload, available funding and the total force management policies of section 129a of title 10. Clarification also would prohibit the sue of appropriated funds in reducing the civilian workforce absent an analysis of impacts on workload, fully burdened costs of the total force of military, civilian employee and contractor, and impacts on military force structure, readiness and stress on the All Volunteer Military. Clarification also would bar the sue of appropriated funds for inappropriate use of term or temporary hiring authorities for enduring functions. Lobbied to add a new policy enforcement provision that would restrict the use of appropriated funds unless the following statutory requirements were complied with: the contractor inventory statute in section 2330a of title 10; the contract services budget statute in section 235 of title 10, as well as the successor statute in section 2329 of title 10 for improved planning, programming and budgeting of contract services; as well as compliance with the requirement for standard total force management guidelines or checklists that comprehensively contain the full statutory definitions and restrictions against contracting inherently governmental functions, closely associated with inherently governmental functions, personal services lacking statutory authority, guards and firefighter positions in CONUS, publicity experts, interrogators, critical functions, including core logistics, and compliance with the moratorium against public-private competitions. This provision would be an enforcement mechanism against illegal direct conversions of government employee work to contract. FY 2020 Military Quality of Life/Veterans Affairs Appropriations--Lobbied for funding to hire new employees to fill vacancies; provisions to provide adequate funding for VA health and benefits programs and against further contracting out. Lobbied for the inclusion of language to prevent unilateral implementation of collective bargaining agreements. FY 2020 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, and working conditions of federal employee jobs and proposed EPA spending cuts. Lobbied in support of HR 3582, the Recognizing the Environmental Gains in Overcoming Negligence Act (REGION Act) to ensure that no EPA office be closed, consolidated, or eliminated using funds made available in any appropriation act for any fiscal year. FY 2020 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, funding cuts to services such as college aid for students, rural health care services, and funding the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and status of collective bargaining. Lobbied against Administration proposal to close and transfer Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers. Lobbied for increased Social Security Administration funding and status of collective bargaining. FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--lobbied to continue the government-wide moratorium against public-private competitions and to clarify that the moratorium also applies to any conversion of federal government employee jobs to contract performance, including through privatization o facilities and infrastructure, and is not just limited to prohibiting public-private competitions pursuant to OMB Circular A-76. FY 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations--lobbied for higher funding levels for Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and continued prohibition of closure of minimum security camps; lobbied for funding to hire adequate numbers of correctional staff; end the use of augmentation to compensate for lack of hiring correctional officer positions; alleviating overcrowding at high-security institutions; need to increase unit officer staff at high security institutions; and reduce the use of BOP contract prisons. FY 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working conditions of federal employees. FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on contracting out of federal employee jobs and funding cuts to the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Lobbied against Administration's proposal to relocate and reorganize the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Lobbied against Administrations proposal to implement the New Swine Inspection System FY 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations--lobbied against any cuts in funding for fossil fuel research conducted at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Lobbied to restore adequate funding to the Social Security Administration. Lobbied against any limitation or elimination of official time to all appropriations bills. Lobbied for prohibition of realigning the Army Civilian Works program from Corps of engineers to Department of transportation and Department of Interior. Lobbied in support of H.R. 3351, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, to provide FY 2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies, including Treasury, Executive office of the President, the Judiciary, DC, and several independent agencies. Lobbied in H.R. 3351 to prohibit the merger of OPM and GSA. Lobbied in support of H.R. 264, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, which provides FY 2019 appropriations to agencies responsible for regulating the financial, telecommunications, and consumer products industries; collecting taxes and assisting taxpayers; managing federal buildings and the federal workforce; and operating the Executive Office of the President, the judiciary, and the District of Columbia. Lobbied in support of H.R. 265, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, providing FY2019 appropriations for the Department of Agriculture (USDA), except for the Forest Service, which is included in the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The bill also provides appropriations for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Farm Credit Administration. Lobbied in support of H.R. 266, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, providing FY 2019 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and related agencies. The bill provides annual appropriations for most of the Department of the Interior Lobbied in support of H.R. 267, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, providing FY 2019 appropriations for the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and several related agencies. Lobbied in support of H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, providing FY 2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 4 of the 12 regular FY 2020 appropriations bills Lobbied in support of H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, providing FY 2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 5 of the 12 regular FY 2020 appropriations bills

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Lobbied on HR 2500 and S 1790 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) Trump Space Force anti-labor provisions in House and Senate versions. House Section Lobbying/Supported: House Section 1101 Repeal expansion of probationary period. House Section 1103 Repeal of Full Time Equivalent personnel caps and requirement to offset civilian growth. House Section 1111 Consolidated direct hire authorities within existing limits and required Federally Funded Research and Development Center study. House Section 813 Amending 2329 of title 10 Clarified responsibility for Requirements Validation for Services Contracts in Planning, Programming and Budgeting process. House Section 631 GAO Review of Defense Resale Optimization Study preventing merger of DecA with Exchanges until review Completed and Congress reviews. House Section 716 Limits medical reorganization until report provided to Congress. House Sections 711 through 715 providing additional direction on reorganization of military health system. House Sections 641 through 643 providing a more participatory framework from entities affected by the Executive Resale Board framework involving Commissaries and Exchanges. House Report Lobbying: House Report Item of Special Interest page 169 through 170 Demographic Impacts of Reductions in Force. House Report Page 478 and 479 Review of Conflicts of Interest in Organizational Analysis of the Department of Defense. Senate Section Lobbying: Senate Section 2702 Prohibit BRAC. Senate Section 901 Repeal the 25% Defense Agency targets and replaces with study requirement. Senate Section 2702 Prohibit use of funds to privatize temporary lodging on military installations. Senate Report Lobbying: Supported Commissary and Exchange report language directs GAO review on the impact of Defense Resale reform on DeCA sales. Directed report language on full time support manpower study on the mix of dual status military technicians, Active Guard and Reserve personnel and federal civilian employees employed under title 5 under supervision of state Adjutants General. Directed report language on implications of acquisition reform of past five years on the organic industrial base. Directed report language on service contract inventory reform. Directed report language on expanding capacity of child care facilities to include private sector Senate Amendment Lobbying. Supported Casey Amendment Number 568 addressing locality pay disparity. Opposed Perdue Amendment Number 315 expanding direct hire authority for AF Depot Maintenance and Repair to other occupational series. Opposed Lankford Number 485 Repealing 180 day waiting period for hiring retired military. Opposed Leahy Graham Amendment Number 569 that would weaken enhancement of authorities on forfeiture of federal benefits by the National Guard in section 1037 of the base NDAA bill. Opposed Cruz Amendment Number 500 providing tiered preference eligibility for members of Reserve Component for federal jobs. Opposed Sullivan Amendment Number 463 authorizing contracts for overhaul, repair or maintenance of naval vessels. Lobbied to prohibit the merger of OPM and GSA (Sec.1116). Lobbied to include paid family leave provision in final NDAA.

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Lobbyists:

SNYDER, TIMOTHY
PARK, MARILYN
MCDUFF, FRED
LLOYD, AMY
MIMS, RYAN
Hoffmann, Ian
Predeoux, Alethea Marguerite
ORLOVICH, ADAM
SHEAGLEY, DAVID
SOWARDS, MATTHEW
PICKSTOCK, YOLANDA TAYLOR
LIDDELL, KEVIN
LIVINGSTON, ANTHONY
BAKER, APPOLLOS
KOHRMAN, FIONA
SALSTROM, SANDRA
PAEFFGAN, ANDREW
HARLEY, JAMES
PAEFFGEN, ANDREW
Faulk, Shannon Rose
PEDREIRA, GABRIEL
Friedman, Elliot A.
PERPICH, JUSTIN
SCHOTT, GRANT
TIPPENS, JULIE
Lewis, Alana Renee
Anderson, John Charles
RIVERA, NEMECIO

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name:
BHP Billiton Canada Inc.
Country :
CANADA
Contribution :
$0



Lobbying on the following issues:

VETERANS IMMIGRATION LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE BUDGET/APPROPRIATIONS NATURAL RESOURCES CIVIL RIGHTS/CIVIL LIBERTIES HEALTH ISSUES DEFENSE FOREIGN RELATIONS AGRICULTURE FOOD INDUSTRY (SAFETY, LABELING, ETC.) DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HOUSING GOVERNMENT ISSUES HOMELAND SECURITY

Lobbied against the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) decision to change standards for Veterans Service Representatives and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied for comprehensive changes to internal VBA processes for claims, including changes to the VBA National Work Queue. Lobbied against contracting out of Compensation and Pension Exam positions. Lobbied against the severe reduction of "excluded time" proposed by the VA in the "#bestyearever" plan. Submitted written statements/recommendation to the VA on walk-in clinic use and access standards as they begin the regulation writing process for the "VA MISSION Act." Lobbied in support of H.R. 1133 and S. 462 to restore full Title 38 collective bargaining rights. Lobbied for AIR Act funding moratorium. Lobbied for AIR Act repeal. Lobbied MilCon-VA for staffing language to address vacancies. Lobbied on the implementation of the "Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019." Lobbied on the processing of complex claims within the Veterans Benefits Administration, including how it relates to Military Sexual Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury. Lobbied on the Reassignment of RVSRs from the Philadelphia, PA Pension Management Center. Lobbied on the ongoing negotiations of the VA Employee Contract. Lobbied for Congressional oversight on the VA's behavior during the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement. Lobbied against Section 501 of S. 785 that would convert VA psychologists from hybrid Title 38 to full Title 38. Lobbied to change Section 601 of S. 785 to prevent outsourcing of telehealth. Lobbied to improve S. 221 because original bill would eliminate right of every VA employee to obtain clear record agreements and would report VA Providers to state licensing boards and National Practitioner Data Bank for minor infractions. Lobbied to improve H.R. 3530, the "Improving Confidence in Veterans' Care Act." Specifically sections on clinician reporting and clear record agreements. Lobbied against the elimination of Claims Assistant positions across the VBA. Lobbied for the specialization of claims processing for highly complex cases. Lobbied against S. 1906/H.R. 3495, the "Improve Well-being for Veterans Act" to provide grants to outside groups to provide mental health treatment referrals for mental health treatment and wraparound services to veterans. Lobbied for Representative Takano's "Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 3495" Lobbied against S. 221, the "Department of Veterans Affairs Provider Accountability Act" to report every Title 38 clinician adverse action to national practitioner data bank and state licensing board and prohibit every VA employee from entering into a clear record agreement. Lobbied against H.R. 3996, the "VA Design Build Construction Enhancement Act of 2019" that would force the VA to use the designed build process. Lobbied against H.R. 3995, the "Veterans, Employees, and Taxpayers Protection Act of 2019." Lobbied against S. 1101, the "Better Examiner Standards and Transparency for Veterans Act of 2019." Lobbied against certain provision in the draft legislation, the Reducing Veteran Homelessness Act of 2020. Lobbied for the expanded use of telework during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Lobbied for the VA providing equipment to employees to facilitate their ability to telework during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Lobbied against keeping in person computer trainings active during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Lobbied for expanded use of Safety and Weather Leave for employees who cannot telecommute during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Lobbied for additional PPE to be sent to VA Medical Centers and Regional Offices. Lobbied for the presumption that VA Medical Workers who contract COVID-19 did so while on duty. Lobbied for VA Medical Workers to get Pandemic Premium Pay. FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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FY 2021 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on CPB, CIS, and ICE relating to contracting out, pay, benefits, staffing levels, safety, and job security of these DHS employees. FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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FY 2021 THUD Appropriations; Military Construction and Veterans Appropriations; Energy and Water Appropriations; Financial Services Appropriations; and Interior and Environmental Appropriations--Lobbied for report language in FY 2021 Mil-Con VA to direct the VA Secretary to use appropriated funds to hire new employees to fill vacancies. Lobbied on the confirmations of Chad Bungard, Dennis Dean Kirk, and Julia Clark to serve on the MSPB. Lobbied against confirmation of Catherine Bird to be General Counsel of FLRA. Lobbied against any attempts the expand the Department of Veterans Affairs' Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act government-wide. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1254, the "Equal COLA Act," to achieve parity between the cost of living adjustment to an annuity under the Federal Employees Retirement System and an annuity under the Civil Service Retirement System. Lobbied in support of S. 165, the "Federal Unemployment Compensation Equality Act of 2019," to amend current law to clarify that Federal employees excepted from a furlough are eligible for unemployment compensation. Lobbied in support of S. 222, to require payment of interest on back pay for employees affected by a lapse in appropriations. Lobbied in support of H.R. 953, to help prevent negative credit reporting due to a government shutdown. Lobbied in support of S. 464, Protecting Employees' Security Clearances Act (PESCA), which requires consideration of a lapse in appropriations as a mitigating condition when assessing financial consideration for security clearances. Lobbied in support of H.R. 5690/S. 3231, the "Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act" to provide federal employees with a 3.5% salary adjustment in 2021. Lobbied in support of S. 521 and H.R. 141, Social Security Fairness Act, to repeal the government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions. Lobbied in support of S. 530 and H.R. 1316, the "Federal Labor-Management Partnership Act," to establish the Federal Labor-Management Partnership Council. Lobbied in support of S. 24, Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019, so employees of the federal government or a District of Columbia public employer who are furloughed or required to work during a lapse in appropriations beginning on or after December 22, 2018, to be compensated for the period of the lapse. Lobbied in support of H.R. 7, the "Paycheck Fairness Act," To amend the "Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938" to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. Lobbied against H.R. 605, Official Time Reporting Act, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees. Lobbied for H.R. 1309, Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, to require DOL to address workplace violence in the health care and social service sectors Lobbied for H.R. 582, Raise the Wage Act, to increase the federal minimum wage for regular employees over a 7-year period, for tipped employees, and for newly hired employees who are less than 20 years old. Lobbied in support of H.R. 4328, the "Protecting Innocent Consumers Affected by the Shutdown Act of 2019." Lobbied Education and Labor Committee on collective bargaining contract effects on the Education workforce and Secretary's actions to alter the Department's work on student loans and civil rights enforcement. Lobbied in support of H.R. 3463/S. 1970, the "Public Service Freedom to Negotiated Act." Lobbied in support of H.R. 2474/S. 1306, the "Protecting the Right to Organize Act." FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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FY 2021 Budget Resolution - lobbied against the Presidents FY 2021 budget. Lobbied against negative impact on federal employees' compensation and benefits including requiring employees to pay additional salary towards retirement. Lobbied against privatizing of airport screening jobs. FY 2021 Homeland Security Appropriations--Lobbied in support for additional funding of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Protective Service (FPS), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Specifically, lobbied for retention of prohibitions against the OMB Circular A-76 process in the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) and on certain positions in CIS related to investigating and adjudicating immigration rights benefits. Lobbied for funding to increase number of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) full time equivalents (FTEs) and other personnel issues. FY 2021 Defense Appropriations -- Lobbied in support of limitations on use of appropriated funds for service contracts unless their planning, programming and budgeting is in compliance with section 2329 of title 10 and related total force management statutes. House directive report language (pp. 12-13) FY 2021 Military Quality of Life/Veterans Affairs Appropriations--Lobbied in support for funding to hire new employees to fill vacancies; provisions to provide adequate funding for VA health and benefits programs and against further contracting out. Lobbied for the inclusion of language to prevent unilateral implementation of collective bargaining agreements. FY 2021 Interior and Environment Appropriations - Lobbied for adequate funding of EPA, National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, issues related to contracting out, pay, and working conditions of federal employee jobs and proposed EPA spending cuts. FY 2021 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations-Lobbied on contracting out, funding cuts to services such as college aid for students, rural health care services, and funding the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and status of collective bargaining. Lobbied against Administration proposal to close and transfer Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers. Lobbied for increased Social Security Administration funding and status of collective bargaining. Lobbied to restore adequate funding to the Social Security Administration. FY 2021 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--Lobbied for full funding for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and to prohibit any funds from being spent to merge OPM with the General Services Administration (GSA) or Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FY 2021 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations--Lobbied for higher funding levels for Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and continued prohibition of closure of minimum security camps; lobbied for funding to hire adequate numbers of correctional staff; end the use of augmentation to compensate for lack of hiring correctional officer positions; alleviating overcrowding at high-security institutions; need to increase unit officer staff at high security institutions; and reduce the use of BOP contract prisons. FY 2021 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations--Lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working conditions of federal employees. FY 2021 Agriculture Appropriations-Lobbied against provisions on contracting out of federal employee jobs and funding cuts to the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Lobbied against creation of a modernized beef slaughter inspection system or issue line speed waivers to beef slaughter plants. FY 2021 Energy and Water Appropriations - Lobbied against any cuts in funding for fossil fuel research conducted at the National Energy Technology Laboratories (NETL). Lobbied against any limitation or elimination of official time to all appropriations bills. Lobbied for prohibition of realigning the Army Civilian Works program from Corps of engineers to Department of transportation and Department of Interior. Lobbied in support to provide FY 2021 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies, including Treasury, Executive office of the President, the Judiciary, DC, and several independent agencies. Lobbied to prohibit the merger of OPM and GSA. Lobbied in support of the "Recognizing the Environmental Gains in Overcoming Negligence Act" (REGION Act) to ensure that no EPA office be closed, consolidated, or eliminated using funds made available in any appropriations act for any fiscal year. Lobbied in support of H.R. 5885/S. 3104, the "Federal Employee Parental Leave Technical Correction Act." FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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FY 2021 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on provisions relating to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, job security, and contracting out of Department of Interior (DOI) employees. FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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FY 2021 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations-Lobbied against proposals to compromise the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) ability to protect employees from employment discrimination, including staffing cuts and contracting out. Lobbied in support of increasing BOP funding levels language to end augmentation of corrections workers, hire more correctional officers, and phase out the use of private prisons. Lobbied in support of H.R. 99/S. 1508, the "Thin Blue Line Act" which would make murdering a law enforcement officer an aggravated factor in sentencing for a capital crime. Lobbied in support of H.R. 3980 and S. 2264 "Eric's Law," to require that crimes punishable death receive a unanimous jury verdict or a new jury be impaneled. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1, the "For the People Act," in particular it provision to expand the participation of eligible voters in elections and end voter suppression. Lobbied in support of H.R. 5, the "Equality Act," which prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in a wide variety of areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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Lobbied to increase the federal government's share of health benefits for its employees and retirees. Lobbied against proposal to increase Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)employee premiums. Lobbied in support of H.R. 748 the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019." FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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Lobbied OGR and HSGAC against H.R. 5329 and S. 2990, the "Freedom From Government Competition Act." Lobbied issues related to Commissary supply chain in connection with H.R. 6210, the "Family First Coronovirus Response Act." Lobbied Personal Protective Equipment issues related to Defense Product Act in H.R. 6390, the "Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act." Lobbied Armed Services Committees against TRANSCOM household goods management privatization. Lobbied HASC and SASC regarding Commissary and Child Care Personal Protective Equipment shortages. Lobbied HASC and SASC related to GAO review of DoD Plans to merge DeCA with Exchanges. Lobbied HASC and SASC related to NDAA 2020 GAO and FFRDC directed studies on borrowed military manpower, total force management, term and temporary abuses and hiring process. Lobbied in favor of H.R. 2581 and S. 1357, the "Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2019" being included in markup of National Defense Authorization act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA 2021). Lobbied HASC, SASC, HAC-D, SAC-D, HAC-FSGG and SAC-FSGG to defund implementation of national security exception under chapter 71 of title 5 related to collective bargaining agreements. Lobbied for Congressional letters to Secretary of Defense Esper and President Trump regarding his delegation of authority to the Secretary of Defense to exclude collective bargaining from DoD or components of DoD. Lobbied HASC and SASC with language to condition implementation of Trump delegation of authority on Pentagon report to Congress subject to GAO review. Lobbied HAC-FSGG and SAC-FSGG for continuation of public-private competition moratorium. Lobbied HAC-D, HAC-FSGG and SAC-D, and SAC-FSGG for aligning Wage Grade and General Schedule localities related to pay. Lobbied HAC-D and SAC-D to conform section 8012 to Fiscal Year 2020 NDAA section 1103 regarding the repeal of personnel caps in DoD. Lobbied to prohibit misusing term or temporary hiring authorities for enduring functions. Lobbied to create fiscal constraints against reducing DoD civilian workforce absent report to Congress on workload and readiness impacts. Lobbied HAC-D and SAC-D to turn FY2020 HAC-D directive report language prohibiting use of appropriated funds for services contracts unless section 2329 of title 10 related to planning, programming and budgeting of contracted services and establishing compliance mechanisms for enforcing statutory outsourcing restrictions related to total force management. Lobbied HASC and SASC to include in markup of NDAA 2021 language aligning Wage Grade with General Schedule pay localities. Lobbied HASC and SASC to include within NDAA 2021 makeup total force management amendment limiting prohibiting any reduction of DoD civilian workforce conditioned on reporting workload and readiness impacts to Congress; provision also prohibited misuse of term or temporary hiring authorities for enduring functions. Lobbied HASC and SASC to include within NDAA 2021 amendment that improved compliance wit contract services planning, programming and budgeting requirements and statutory limitations on outsourcing government jobs. Lobbied HASC and SASC to include within NDAA 2021 an amendment chaining the definition of "commercial items" to pre-1994 definition in order to improve governmental access to cost and pricing data and access to technical data rights. Lobbied HASC and SASC to include within NDAA 2021 an amendment that would change the order of retention in reductions in force giving priority to seniority and veterans preference over performance evaluations. Lobbied HASC and SASC against proposed changes to compensation and hiring as recommended by the National Commission on Public Service currently being considered for inclusion in NDAA 2021. Lobbied HASC and SASC against proposed changes to hiring and expansion of Cyber excepted service recommended by National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence currently being considered for inclusion in NDADA 2021. FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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FY 2021 Foreign Operations Appropriations--lobbied on the provisions related to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of Department of State employees. FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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FY 2021 Agriculture Appropriations - lobbied for provisions relating to pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of USDA employees. Lobbied to prohibit funds from being spent to create a modernized beef slaughter inspection system or issue line speed waivers to beef slaughter plants. FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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FY 2021 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on the contracting out of federal employee jobs and potential food and public risks. Lobbied against funding cuts of the meat and poultry inspection program. Lobbied against further expanding the program of putting plant employees, not inspectors, in charge of quality control and contamination. Lobbied to prohibit funds from being spent to create a modernized beef slaughter inspection system or issue line speed waivers to beef slaughter plants. Continued participation with coalition of labor and consumer groups to oppose the Food Safety and Inspection Services' (FSIS) proposed rule on hog slaughter to eliminate hundreds of FSIS online inspector positions and transfer their responsibilities to rank and file hog company employees. FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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Budget allocations involving the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of DC Government employees. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1, the "For the People Act, in particular its provision in support of statehood for the District of Columbia. Lobbied in support of H.R. 51 the "Washington, D.C. Admission Act." FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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FY 2021 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working conditions of federal employees in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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FY 2021 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--Lobbied against implementation of pro-contractor revision of OMB Circular A-76, contracting out, and contractor compensation. Lobbied for protection of blue collar pay, white collar pay, minimum wage, federal retirement systems, and union representation. Lobbied for full funding for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and to prohibit any funds from being spent to merge OPM with the General Services Administration (GSA) or Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FY 2021 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--Lobbied in support of protecting federal employee collective bargaining rights. FY 2021 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--Lobbied in support of a 3.5% pay increase for federal workers. Lobbied in support of H.R. 5690/S. 3231, the "FAIR Act" in support of a 3.5% pay increase for federal workers. Lobbied in support of H.R. 5399/S. 3015, the "Locality Pay Equity Act" to limit the number of local wage areas allowable within a General Schedule pay locality. Lobbied in support of S. 944, the "Strengthening American Transportation Security Act," which would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code and H.R. 1140, the Rights for TSA Officers Act. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1534, the "Federal Employee Paid Leave Act" that would grant federal workers 12 weeks of paid FMLA. Lobbied in support of H.R. 372, the "Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act," granting public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1174/S. 1942, the "Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2019," to amend chapter 81 of title 5, creating a presumption that a disability or death of a federal employee in fire protection activities caused by any of certain diseases is the result of the performance of such employee's duty. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1255, the "Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act," to provide for more accurate computation of retirement benefits for federal firefighters. Lobbied in support of S. 858, the "Protecting Military Firefighters from PFAS Act," requiring the Secretary of Defense to provide blood testing for firefighters in the Department of Defense to determine potential exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1195/S. 473, the "Law Enforcement Officer Equity Act," to include certain federal positions within the definition of law enforcement officer for retirement purposes. Lobbied for H.R. 748, the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019," to the excise tax on employer-sponsored health care coverage for which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans). Lobbied for H.R. 860, Social Security 2100 Act, to increases various Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits and related taxes. Lobbied to support S. 478 and H.R. 1170, Social Security Expansion Act, to enhance Social Security benefits and ensure the long-term solvency of the Social Security program Lobbied on appointees to the Merit Systems Protection Board and Federal Labor Relations Authority. Lobbied in support of S. 2525, guaranteeing the "Equipment Safety for Firefighters Act." Lobbied in support of H.R. 582, the "Raise the Wage Act." Lobbied in support of H.R. 2474, the "Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019." Lobbied against H.R. 4090, the "Do Your Job Act of 2019." Lobbied in support of H.R. 3607, the "Fossil Energy Research and Development Act." FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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FY 2021 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on the pay, benefits, contracting out, staffing levels, funding, and job security of DHS employees in CIS, ICE, CIS, FEMA, FPS, USCG, and TSA. Lobbied in support of S. 944, the "Strengthening American Transportation Security Act," which would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code and H.R. 1140, the Rights for TSA Officers Act. Lobbied in support of H.R. 372, Honoring Our Fallen TSA Heroes Act, ensuring public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied against ending the full-time health care subsidy for new part-time TSOs. Lobbied against transferring airport exit lane monitoring responsibilities to airports. Lobbied in support of increased funding for TSO staffing. Lobbied in support of increased funding for TSO compensation. Lobbied in support of collective bargaining protections. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1433, the "DHS MORALE Act" to address workforce morale at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Lobbied in support of H.R. 1171/S. 472, the "Funding for Aviation Screeners and Threat Elimination Restoration (FASTER) Act," to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure that revenues collected from passengers as aviation security fees are used to help finance the costs of aviation security screening by repealing a requirement that a portion of such fees be credited as offsetting receipts and deposited in the general fund of the Treasury. Lobbied in support of reauthorizing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program and for changes to address workforce needs. Lobbied against Ready Reserve Corps in the Public Health Service. Lobbied in support of H.R. 4020 the "Checkpoint Safety Act," to require armed law enforcement at checkpoints in large airports. FY 2020 Emergency Supplemental Coronavirus Pandemic Response Appropriations - Lobbied for passage of and inclusion of federal workforce provisions in H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Act," 2020; H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act;" H.R. 6379, the "Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act;" and H.R. 748, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

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Lobbyists:

SNYDER, TIMOTHY
PARK, MARILYN
MCDUFF, FRED
LLOYD, AMY
MIMS, RYAN
Predeoux, Alethea Marguerite
Hoffmann, Ian
BAKER, APPOLLOS
PICKSTOCK, YOLANDA TAYLOR
LIVINGSTON, ANTHONY
LIDDELL, KEVIN
SHEAGLEY, DAVID
ORLOVICH, ADAM
KOHRMAN, FIONA
SOWARDS, MATTHEW
SALSTROM, SANDRA
RIVERA, NEMECIO
Lewis, Alana Renee
Friedman, Elliot A.
HOLTON, DIAMOND
TIPPENS, JULIE
HARLEY, JAMES
Faulk, Shannon Rose
SCHOTT, GRANT
PERPICH, JUSTIN
PEDREIRA, GABRIEL
Anderson, John Charles

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name:
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
Country :
ISRAEL
Contribution :
$0



Lobbying on the following issues:

GOVERNMENT ISSUES HEALTH ISSUES HOUSING LABOR ISSUES/ANTITRUST/WORKPLACE IMMIGRATION DEFENSE BUDGET/APPROPRIATIONS AGRICULTURE CIVIL RIGHTS/CIVIL LIBERTIES VETERANS FOREIGN RELATIONS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HOMELAND SECURITY NATURAL RESOURCES FOOD INDUSTRY (SAFETY, LABELING, ETC.)

FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--Lobbied against implementation of pro-contractor revision of OMB Circular A-76, contracting out, and contractor compensation. Lobbied for protection of blue collar pay, white collar pay, minimum wage, federal retirement systems, and union representation. H.R. 3055--FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--Lobbied in support of protecting federal employee collective bargaining rights. H.R. 3055--FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--Lobbied in support of a 3.1% pay increase for federal workers. Lobbied in support of S. 944, the "Strengthening American Transportation Security Act," which would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code and H.R. 1140, the Rights for TSA Officers Act. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1534, the "Federal Employee Paid Leave Act" that would grant federal workers 12 weeks of paid FMLA. Lobbied in support of H.R. 372, the "Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act," granting public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1174/S. 1942, the "Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2019," to amend chapter 81 of title 5, creating a presumption that a disability or death of a federal employee in fire protection activities caused by any of certain diseases is the result of the performance of such employee's duty. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1255, the "Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act," to provide for more accurate computation of retirement benefits for federal firefighters. Lobbied in support of S. 858, the "Protecting Military Firefighters from PFAS Act," requiring the Secretary of Defense to provide blood testing for firefighters in the Department of Defense to determine potential exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1195/S. 473, the "Law Enforcement Officer Equity Act," to include certain federal positions within the definition of law enforcement officer for retirement purposes. Lobbied for H.R. 748, the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019," to the excise tax on employer-sponsored health care coverage for which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans). Lobbied for H.R. 860, Social Security 2100 Act, to increases various Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits and related taxes. Lobbied to support S. 478 and H.R. 1170, Social Security Expansion Act, to enhance Social Security benefits and ensure the long-term solvency of the Social Security program Lobbied against executive appointees at the Office of Personnel Management, Federal Labor Relations Authority, and Social Security Administration. Lobbied in support of S. 2525, guaranteeing the "Equipment Safety for Firefighters Act." Lobbied in support of H.R. 482, the "Raise the Wage Act." Lobbied in support of H.R. 2474, the "Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019." Lobbied against H.R. 4090, the "Do Your Job Act of 2019." Lobbied in support of H.R. 3607, the "Fossil Energy Research and Development Act."

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Lobbied to increase the federal government's share of health benefits for its employees and retirees. Lobbied against Senate FY 2020 Budget Resolution proposal to increase Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)employee premiums. Lobbied in support of H.R. 748 the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019."

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FY 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations--lobbied on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working conditions of federal employees in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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FY 2020 THUD Appropriations; Military Construction and Veterans Appropriations; Energy and Water Appropriations; Financial Services Appropriations; and Interior and Environmental Appropriations--Lobbied for report language in FY 2020 Mil-Con VA to direct the VA Secretary to use appropriated funds to hire new employees to fill vacancies. Lobbied on the confirmations of Chad Bungard, Dennis Dean Kirk, and Julia Clark to serve on the MSPB. Lobbied against confirmation of Catherine Bird to be General Counsel of FLRA. Lobbied against confirmation of David Black to be Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Lobbied against any attempts the expand the Department of Veterans Affairs' Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act government-wide. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1254, the "Equal COLA Act," to achieve parity between the cost of living adjustment to an annuity under the Federal Employees Retirement System and an annuity under the Civil Service Retirement System. Lobbied in support of S. 165, the "Federal Unemployment Compensation Equality Act of 2019," to amend current law to clarify that Federal employees excepted from a furlough are eligible for unemployment compensation. Lobbied in support of S. 222, to require payment of interest on back pay for employees affected by a lapse in appropriations. Lobbied in support of H.R. 953, to help prevent negative credit reporting due to a government shutdown. Lobbied in support of S. 464, Protecting Employees' Security Clearances Act (PESCA), which requires consideration of a lapse in appropriations as a mitigating condition when assessing financial consideration for security clearances. Lobbied in support of S. 426 and H.R. 1073, Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, to provide federal employees with a 3.6% salary adjustment in 2020. Lobbied in support of S. 521 and H.R. 141, Social Security Fairness Act, to repeal the government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions. Lobbied in support of S. 530 and H.R. 1316, the "Federal Labor-Management Partnership Act," to establish the Federal Labor-Management Partnership Council. Lobbied in support of S. 24, Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019, so employees of the federal government or a District of Columbia public employer who are furloughed or required to work during a lapse in appropriations beginning on or after December 22, 2018, to be compensated for the period of the lapse. Lobbied in support of H.R. 7, the "Paycheck Fairness Act," To amend the "Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938" to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. Lobbied against H.R. 605, Official Time Reporting Act, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees. Lobbied for H.R. 1309, Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, to require DOL to address workplace violence in the health care and social service sectors Lobbied for H.R. 790/S. 262, Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019, to increases by 2.6% the rates of basic pay for most federal civilian employees for 2019. Lobbied for H.R. 582, Raise the Wage Act, to increase the federal minimum wage for regular employees over a 7-year period, for tipped employees, and for newly hired employees who are less than 20 years old. Lobbied in support of H.R. 4328, the "Protecting Innocent Consumers Affected by the Shutdown Act of 2019." Lobbied Education and Labor Committee on collective bargaining contract effects on the Education workforce and Secretary's actions to alter the Department's work on student loans and civil rights enforcement.

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FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on CPB, CIS, and ICE relating to contracting out, pay, benefits, staffing levels, safety, and job security of these DHS employees. Lobbied to prevent further closure of USCIS international field offices.

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Lobbied against Senator Inhofe proposed skinny NDAA. H.R. 2500/S. 1790--Lobbied in support of the "National Defense Authorization Act for FY2020. Lobbied to exclude anti-labor and anti-title 5 civilian at will personnel authorities in Space Force provisions. Lobbied to repeal Defense Agency targets, which was rejected in Conference. Lobbied to support 12 weeks of paid family leave which became 12 weeks of paid parental leave in Conference. Lobbied to repeal civilian personnel full time equivalent caps and requirements to offset any civilian employee growth with arbitrary reductions in section 1103. Lobbied for reduction of probationary period to one year; lobbied for compromise report language on demographic impacts of extended probationary period in section 1102. Lobbied in support of continuation of annual pay authorities in combat zone and overseas in section 1104 and 1105. Lobbied to clarify limitations on converting civilian positions to military in section 1106. Lobbied to limit expansion of direct hire authorities and for federally funded research and development center study on hiring process in section 1109. Lobbied to prohibit reorganization of office of personnel management pending an independent report by NAPA in section 1112. Lobbied in support of service contract planning, programming and budgeting responsibility clarification in section 817. Lobbied in support of limiting reorganization of Defense Media activities pending Congressional report in section 922. Lobbied in support of section 375 directing GAO review of personal property movements management. Lobbied in support of section 413 limitations on involuntary conversions of dual status military technicians to Active Guard Reserve status, with provision of authority to increase military technician end strength if there are insufficient voluntary conversions. Lobbied in support of Defense Resale governance provisions in section 631 and for prohibition of merger of Commissaries with Exchanges pending acceptance of a GAO review in section 633. Lobbied in support of following studies and audits in HASC report language: Optimizing Total Force Management (p. 254); audit of readiness impact of borrowed military manpower (p. 255); audit on misuses of term and temporary hiring authorities (p. 255-6); review of conflicts of interest in organization analysis of DoD (pp. 267-8). Lobbied in support of moratorium on privatized lodging, rejected in Conference, but GAO review of privatized lodging retained (see. Pp. 360-1).

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FY 2020 Budget Resolution--lobbied against the President's FY 2020 budget. Lobbied in Senate and House to oppose any cuts to federal employee pay and benefits to offset increased defense spending. Lobbied against negative impact on federal employees' retirement by requiring employees pay additional salary towards retirement, privatizing of airport screening jobs, and reduction in benefits for on-the-job injuries. FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--Lobbied for H.R. 3931, S. 2582, H.R. 1158 Consolidated Appropriations in support for additional funding of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Protective Service (FPS), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Specifically, lobbied for retention of prohibitions against the OMB Circular A-76 process in the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) and on certain positions in CIS related to investigating and adjudicating immigration rights benefits. Lobbied for funding to increase number of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) full time equivalents (FTEs) and other personnel issues. FY2020 Defense Appropriations-Lobbied for H.R. 2968, S. 2474, H.R. 2740 Consolidated Appropriations, H.R. 1158 Consolidated Appropriations in support of limitations on use of appropriated funds for service contracts unless their planning, programming and budgeting is incompliance with section 2329 of title 10 and related total force management statues. House directive report language (pp. 12-13) FY 2020 Military Quality of Life/Veterans Affairs Appropriations--Lobbied for H.R. 2745, H.R. 3055 Consolidated Appropriations, H.R. 1865 Consolidated Appropriations in support for funding to hire new employees to fill vacancies; provisions to provide adequate funding for VA health and benefits programs and against further contracting out. Lobbied for the inclusion of language to prevent unilateral implementation of collective bargaining agreements. FY 2020 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--Lobbied for H.R. 3052, S. 2580, H.R. 3055 Consolidated Appropriations, H.R. 1865 Consolidation Appropriations on contracting out, pay, and working conditions of federal employee jobs and proposed EPA spending cuts. Lobbied in support of H.R. 3582, the Recognizing the Environmental Gains in Overcoming Negligence Act (REGION Act) to ensure that no EPA office be closed, consolidated, or eliminated using funds made available in any appropriation act for any fiscal year. FY 2020 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations-Lobbied for H.R. 2740, H.R. 1865 Consolidated Appropriations on contracting out, funding cuts to services such as college aid for students, rural health care services, and funding the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and status of collective bargaining. Lobbied against Administration proposal to close and transfer Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers. Lobbied for increased Social Security Administration funding and status of collective bargaining. Lobbied to restore adequate funding to the Social Security Administration. FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations--Lobbied for H.R. 3351, S. 2524, H.R. 1158 to continue the government-wide moratorium against public-private competitions and to clarify that the moratorium also applies to any conversion of federal government employee jobs to contract performance, including through privatization o facilities and infrastructure, and is not just limited to prohibiting public-private competitions pursuant to OMB Circular A-76. Lobbied to continue public-private competition moratorium. FY 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations--Lobbied for H.R. 3055, S.2584, H.R. 3055 Consolidated Appropriations, H.R. 1158 Consolidated Appropriations for higher funding levels for Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and continued prohibition of closure of minimum security camps; lobbied for funding to hire adequate numbers of correctional staff; end the use of augmentation to compensate for lack of hiring correctional officer positions; alleviating overcrowding at high-security institutions; need to increase unit officer staff at high security institutions; and reduce the use of BOP contract prisons. FY 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations--Lobbied for H.R. 2163, S. 2520, H.R. 3055 Consolidated Appropriations, H.R. 1865 Consolidated Appropriations on contracting out, pay, benefits, and working conditions of federal employees. FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations-Lobbied for H.R. 3164, S. 2522, H.R. 3055 Consolidated Appropriations, H.R. 1865 Consolidated Appropriations on provisions on contracting out of federal employee jobs and funding cuts to the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Lobbied against Administration's proposal to relocate and reorganize the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Lobbied against Administrations proposal to implement the New Swine Inspection System. FY 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations--Lobbied against H.R. 2960, S. 2470, H.R. 1865 Consolidated Appropriations and against any cuts in funding for fossil fuel research conducted at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Lobbied against any limitation or elimination of official time to all appropriations bills. Lobbied for prohibition of realigning the Army Civilian Works program from Corps of engineers to Department of transportation and Department of Interior. FY2020 Legislative Branch Appropriations-Lobbied for H.R. 2779, S.2581, H.R. 1865 Consolidated Appropriations for passage of bill providing funds for the legislative branch. FY2020 State Foreign Operations-Lobbied for H.R. 2839, S. 2582, H.R. Consolidated Appropriations, H.R. 1865 Consolidated Appropriations for passage of bill to provide funding for the State Department and foreign operations. Lobbied in support of H.R. 3351, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, to provide FY 2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies, including Treasury, Executive office of the President, the Judiciary, DC, and several independent agencies. Lobbied in H.R. 3351 to prohibit the merger of OPM and GSA. Lobbied in support of H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, providing FY 2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 4 of the 12 regular FY 2020 appropriations bills Lobbied in support of H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, providing FY 2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 5 of the 12 regular FY 2020 appropriations bills.

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FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--provisions relating to pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of USDA employees. Lobbied for language prohibiting any funds from being spent to reorganize or relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Lobbied to prohibit funds from being spent to finalize or implement the New Swine Inspection System. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1221 and S. 1637 the "Agriculture Research Integrity Act of 2019."

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FY 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations-lobbied on proposals to compromise the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) ability to protect employees from employment discrimination, including staffing cuts and contracting out. Lobbied in support of increasing BOP funding levels language to end augmentation of corrections workers, hire more correctional officers, and phase out the use of private prisons. Lobbied in support of H.R. 99/S. 1508, the "Thin Blue Line Act" which would make murdering a law enforcement officer an aggravated factor in sentencing for a capital crime. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1, the "For the People Act," in particular it provision to expand the participation of eligible voters in elections and end voter suppression. Lobbied in support of H.R. 5, the "Equality Act," which prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in a wide variety of areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Lobbied in support of H.R. 3980 and S. 2264 "Eric's Law," to require that crimes punishable death receive a unanimous jury verdict or a new jury be impaneled.

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Lobbied against the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) decision to change standards for Veterans Service Representatives and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) decision to change standards for attorneys and potentially dismiss employees. Lobbied against contracting out of Paralegals at BVA. Lobbied for comprehensive changes to internal VBA processes for claims, including changes to the VBA National Work Queue. Lobbied against contracting out of Compensation and Pension Exam positions. Lobbied against the severe reduction of "excluded time" proposed by the VA in the "#bestyearever" plan. Submitted written statements/recommendation to the VA on walk-in clinic use and access standards as they begin the regulation writing process for the "VA MISSION Act." Lobbied in support of H.R. 1133 and S. 462 to restore full Title 38 collective bargaining rights. Lobbied for AIR Act funding moratorium. Lobbied MilCon-VA for staffing language to address vacancies. Lobbied on the implementation of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. Lobbied on the processing of complex claims within the Veterans Benefits Administration, including how it relates to Military Sexual Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury. Lobbied on the Reassignment of RVSRs from the Philadelphia, PA Pension Management Center. Lobbied on the ongoing negotiations of the VA Employee Contract. Lobbied for Congressional oversight on the VAs behavior during the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement. Lobbied against Section 501 of S. 785 that would convert VA psychologists from hybrid Title 38 to full Title 38. Lobbied to change Section 601 of S. 785 to outsourcing of telehealth. Lobbied to improve S. 221 because original bill would eliminate right of every VA employee to obtain clear record agreements and would report VA Providers to state licensing boards and National Practitioner Data Bank for minor infractions. Lobbied to improve H.R. 3530, the "Improving Confidence in Veterans' Care Act." Specifically sections on clinician reporting and clear record agreements. Lobbied against the elimination of Claims Assistant positions across the VBA. Lobbied for the specialization of claims processing for highly complex cases. Lobbied against S. 1906/H.R. 3495, the "Improve Well-being for Veterans Act" to provide grants to outside groups to provide mental health treatment referrals for mental health treatment and wraparound services to veterans. Lobbied for Representative Takano's "Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 3495" Lobbied against S. 221, the "Department of Veterans Affairs Provider Accountability Act" to report every Title 38 clinician adverse action to national practitioner data bank and state licensing board and prohibit every VA employee from entering into a clear record agreement. Lobbied for H.R. 3224, the "Deborah Sampson Act" a bill to increase health care access for women veterans. Lobbied against Representative Dunn Amendment to H.R. 3224 that would accelerate the Mission Act BRAC process. Lobbied against H.R. 3996, the "VA Design Build Construction Enhancement Act of 2019" that would force the VA to use the designed build process. Lobbied against H.R. 3995, the "Veterans, Employees, and Taxpayers Protection Act of 2019." Lobbied against S. 1101, the "Better Examiner Standards and Transparency for Veterans Act of 2019."

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FY 2020 Foreign Operations Appropriations--lobbied on the provisions related to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of Department of State employees.

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Budget allocations involving the pay, benefits, staffing levels, and job security of DC Government employees. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1, the "For the People Act, in particular its provision in support of statehood for the District of Columbia. Lobbied in support of H.R. 51 the "Washington, D.C. Admission Act."

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FY 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations--lobbied on provisions on the pay, benefits, contracting out, staffing levels, funding, and job security of DHS employees in CIS, ICE, CIS, FEMA, FPS, USCG, and TSA. Lobbied in support of S. 944, the "Strengthening American Transportation Security Act," which would grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) rights under Title 5 of the U.S. code and H.R. 1140, the Rights for TSA Officers Act. Lobbied in support of H.R. 372, Honoring Our Fallen TSA Heroes Act, ensuring public safety officer benefits to TSOs killed or injured in the line of duty. Lobbied against ending the full-time health care subsidy for new part-time TSOs. Lobbied against transferring airport exit lane monitoring responsibilities to airports. Lobbied in support of increased funding for TSO staffing. Lobbied in support of increased funding for TSO compensation. Lobbied in support of collective bargaining protections. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1433, DHS MORALE Act, to address workforce morale at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Lobbied in support of H.R. 1171/S. 472, the "Funding for Aviation Screeners and Threat Elimination Restoration (FASTER) Act," to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure that revenues collected from passengers as aviation security fees are used to help finance the costs of aviation security screening by repealing a requirement that a portion of such fees be credited as offsetting receipts and deposited in the general fund of the Treasury. Lobbied in support of reauthorizing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program and for changes to address workforce needs. Lobbied against Ready Reserve Corps in the Public Health Service. Lobbied in support of H.R. 4020 the "Checkpoint Safety Act," to require armed law enforcement at checkpoints in large airports.

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FY 2020 Interior and Environmental Appropriations--lobbied on provisions relating to the pay, benefits, staffing levels, job security, and contracting out of Department of Interior (DOI) employees.

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FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations--lobbied on the contracting out of federal employee jobs and potential food and public risks. Lobbied against funding cuts of the meat and poultry inspection program. Lobbied against further expanding the program of putting plant employees, not inspectors, in charge of quality control and contamination. Lobbied against USDA's plan to relocate and reorganize the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Continued participation with coalition of labor and consumer groups to oppose the Food Safety and Inspection Services' (FSIS) proposed rule on hog slaughter to eliminate hundreds of FSIS online inspector positions and transfer their responsibilities to rank and file hog company employees. Lobbied in support of H.R. 1221 and S. 1637 the "Agriculture Research Integrity Act of 2019."

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Lobbyists:

SNYDER, TIMOTHY
PARK, MARILYN
MCDUFF, FRED
LLOYD, AMY
MIMS, RYAN
SOWARDS, MATTHEW
LIVINGSTON, ANTHONY
BAKER, APPOLLOS
LIDDELL, KEVIN
ORLOVICH, ADAM
SHEAGLEY, DAVID
KOHRMAN, FIONA
Hoffmann, Ian
PICKSTOCK, YOLANDA TAYLOR
Predeoux, Alethea Marguerite
PERPICH, JUSTIN
Friedman, Elliot A.
RIVERA, NEMECIO
Lewis, Alana Renee
Faulk, Shannon Rose
Anderson, John Charles
TIPPENS, JULIE
HARLEY, JAMES
PEDREIRA, GABRIEL
SALSTROM, SANDRA
SCHOTT, GRANT

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name :
Roivant Sciences Ltd.
Country :
BERMUDA
Contribution :
$0
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Foreign Entity Name :
Roivant Sciences GmbH
Country :
SWITZERLAND
Contribution :
$0
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Foreign Entity Name :
Roivant Sciences Holdings Ltd.
Country :
UNITED KINGDOM
Contribution :
$0
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Money Spent:

Amount Client Government Entities

$565,000

Jan 22, 2019

FOURTH QUARTER REPORT

AMERICAN FED OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO

Interior, Dept of (DOI)
U.S. Marines
Justice, Dept of (DOJ)
Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS)
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (BCIS
Labor, Dept of (DOL)
Navy, Dept of
Homeland Security, Dept of (DHS)
Veterans Affairs, Dept of (VA)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Defense Commissary Agency
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Army, Dept of (Corps of Engineers)
Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
Housing & Urban Development, Dept of (HUD)
SENATE
Natl Institutes of Health (NIH)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Air Force, Dept of
Defense, Dept of (DOD)
Army, Dept of (Other)
Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

$560,000

Jul 19, 2019

SECOND QUARTER REPORT

AMERICAN FED OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO

Interior, Dept of (DOI)
U.S. Marines
Justice, Dept of (DOJ)
Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS)
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (BCIS
Labor, Dept of (DOL)
Navy, Dept of
Homeland Security, Dept of (DHS)
Veterans Affairs, Dept of (VA)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Defense Commissary Agency
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Army, Dept of (Corps of Engineers)
Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
Housing & Urban Development, Dept of (HUD)
SENATE
Natl Institutes of Health (NIH)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Air Force, Dept of
Defense, Dept of (DOD)
Army, Dept of (Other)
Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

$560,000

Oct 18, 2019

SECOND QUARTER AMENDMENT

AMERICAN FED OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO

Interior, Dept of (DOI)
U.S. Marines
Justice, Dept of (DOJ)
Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS)
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (BCIS
Labor, Dept of (DOL)
Navy, Dept of
Homeland Security, Dept of (DHS)
Veterans Affairs, Dept of (VA)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Defense Commissary Agency
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Army, Dept of (Corps of Engineers)
Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
Housing & Urban Development, Dept of (HUD)
SENATE
Natl Institutes of Health (NIH)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Air Force, Dept of
Defense, Dept of (DOD)
Army, Dept of (Other)
Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

$540,000

Jan 30, 2020

SECOND QUARTER AMENDMENT

AMERICAN FED OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO

Interior, Dept of (DOI)
U.S. Marines
Justice, Dept of (DOJ)
Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS)
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (BCIS
Labor, Dept of (DOL)
Navy, Dept of
Homeland Security, Dept of (DHS)
Veterans Affairs, Dept of (VA)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Defense Commissary Agency
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Army, Dept of (Corps of Engineers)
Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
Housing & Urban Development, Dept of (HUD)
SENATE
Natl Institutes of Health (NIH)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Air Force, Dept of
Defense, Dept of (DOD)
Army, Dept of (Other)
Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

$490,000

Apr 22, 2019

FIRST QUARTER REPORT

AMERICAN FED OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO

Interior, Dept of (DOI)
U.S. Marines
Justice, Dept of (DOJ)
Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS)
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (BCIS
Labor, Dept of (DOL)
Navy, Dept of
Homeland Security, Dept of (DHS)
Veterans Affairs, Dept of (VA)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Defense Commissary Agency
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Army, Dept of (Corps of Engineers)
Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
Housing & Urban Development, Dept of (HUD)
SENATE
Natl Institutes of Health (NIH)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Air Force, Dept of
Defense, Dept of (DOD)
Army, Dept of (Other)
Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

$490,000

Jan 30, 2020

SECOND QUARTER AMENDMENT

AMERICAN FED OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO

Interior, Dept of (DOI)
U.S. Marines
Justice, Dept of (DOJ)
Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS)
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (BCIS
Labor, Dept of (DOL)
Navy, Dept of
Homeland Security, Dept of (DHS)
Veterans Affairs, Dept of (VA)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Defense Commissary Agency
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Army, Dept of (Corps of Engineers)
Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
Housing & Urban Development, Dept of (HUD)
SENATE
Natl Institutes of Health (NIH)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Air Force, Dept of
Defense, Dept of (DOD)
Army, Dept of (Other)
Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

$467,000

Oct 18, 2019

THIRD QUARTER REPORT

AMERICAN FED OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO

Interior, Dept of (DOI)
U.S. Marines
Justice, Dept of (DOJ)
Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS)
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (BCIS
Labor, Dept of (DOL)
Navy, Dept of
Homeland Security, Dept of (DHS)
Veterans Affairs, Dept of (VA)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Defense Commissary Agency
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Army, Dept of (Corps of Engineers)
Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
Housing & Urban Development, Dept of (HUD)
SENATE
Natl Institutes of Health (NIH)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Air Force, Dept of
Defense, Dept of (DOD)
Army, Dept of (Other)
Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

$464,000

Apr 17, 2020

FIRST QUARTER REPORT

AMERICAN FED OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO

Interior, Dept of (DOI)
U.S. Marines
Justice, Dept of (DOJ)
Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS)
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (BCIS
Labor, Dept of (DOL)
Navy, Dept of
Homeland Security, Dept of (DHS)
Veterans Affairs, Dept of (VA)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Defense Commissary Agency
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Army, Dept of (Corps of Engineers)
Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
Housing & Urban Development, Dept of (HUD)
SENATE
Natl Institutes of Health (NIH)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Air Force, Dept of
Defense, Dept of (DOD)
Army, Dept of (Other)
Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

$412,000

Jan 21, 2020

FOURTH QUARTER REPORT

AMERICAN FED OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO

Interior, Dept of (DOI)
U.S. Marines
Justice, Dept of (DOJ)
Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS)
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (BCIS
Labor, Dept of (DOL)
Navy, Dept of
Homeland Security, Dept of (DHS)
Veterans Affairs, Dept of (VA)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Defense Commissary Agency
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Army, Dept of (Corps of Engineers)
Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
Housing & Urban Development, Dept of (HUD)
SENATE
Natl Institutes of Health (NIH)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Air Force, Dept of
Defense, Dept of (DOD)
Army, Dept of (Other)
Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)