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Lobbyists try to stave off Treasury bureau bid to print foreign money

June 19, 2001 American Banknote Co., a venerable but financially weakened printing company founded in 1795, has hired two lobbyists from the firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips to stave off a bid by the federal Bureau of Engraving and Printing to begin printing money for foreign countries. Currently, the bureau--a subsidiary of the...

Postal Service finds creative ways to lobby Congress

June 11, 2001 When John E. "Jack" Potter became Postmaster General on June 1, he took the reins of the second-largest civilian employer in the United States. The U.S. Postal Service boasts 800,000 employees at 38,000 facilities that process more than 200 billion pieces of mail a year. In 2000, the USPS racked...

Companies gear up to fight service contracting law

March 26, 2001 The Labor Policy Association--an organization that represents 200 major corporations on labor issues--is readying an attack on the way the Labor Department currently implements the 1965 Service Contract Act. Labor Policy Association officials said they plan to seek a common front with union officials on the issue. Another group--the Contract...

Publishers plan massive lobbying effort against postal rate hike

March 2, 2001 The Magazine Publishers of America, which last year spent $10 million to fight a rate increase by the U.S. Postal Service, announced that it will once again challenge the Postal Service's request to increase mailing rates. James R. Cregan, the Magazine Publishers' executive vice president for government affairs, said the...

Congress may torpedo ergonomics regulations

February 2, 2001 Eager to kill a new federal regulation that tightens workplace ergonomics standards, business lobbyists are eyeing never-used powers that allow Congress to torpedo executive-branch regulations. Labor unions and businesses wrestled over workplace ergonomics standards for much of Bill Clinton's presidency. Then, in the Clinton administration's waning days, the Occupational Safety...

House chair to take on contract bundling, businesslike agencies

January 11, 2001 Rep. Donald Manzullo, R-Ill., the new chair of the House Small Business Committee, said the policy agenda he will be developing will include looking at two key ways federal agency actions affect small firms. In an interview Monday, Manzullo said one area he is concerned about is is "contract bundling"--the...

As election fight drags on, Clinton appointees ponder next moves

December 11, 2000 Last week, before the Florida Supreme Court once again threw the presidential election into turmoil, a dark thought started to seriously sink in around the Democratic hallways of the federal government: That next job is probably, ahem, not coming from Al Gore. Many political appointees, of course, refuse to ponder...

GAO gears up for regulatory reviews

November 22, 2000 The General Accounting Office is gearing up for implementation of a new law requiring Congress' investigative and auditing agency to review new and potentially costly regulations issued by federal agencies. The Truth in Regulating Act (S. 1198), which President Clinton signed last month, grew out of Republican concerns about the...

Proposed Postal-FedEx alliance under fire

September 19, 2000 An alliance proposed earlier this month between the U.S. Postal Service and Federal Express is expected to receive close scrutiny Tuesday afternoon at a general oversight hearing of the House Government Reform Postal Service Subcommittee. "I think it will come up," a committee aide told CongressDaily, though he added that...

Anti-outsourcing bill stalled, but not dead

September 14, 2000 Time is running out on a bill that would would require federal agencies to use cost-benefit analyses to justify current outside contracts-but backers say they will pursue equivalent legislation during the next Congress. The Truthfulness, Responsibility, and Accountability in Contracting (TRAC) Act would also require that in-house government workers be...

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