Lobbyists Make Progress on “RESCUE” plan

“On Wednesday morning, Paulson briefed chief executives with the Business Roundtable in a conference call.

“Our lobbyists have been getting that message, from leadership on both sides, that industry needs to make the case for this with legislators,” said John Mechem, spokesman for the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Business groups that had stayed on the sideline began getting into the game, urged on by a trio of K Street heavy- hitters: Josten at the Chamber, Dirk Van Dongen, president of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, and Business Roundtable President John Castellani.”


Sadly, not all lobbyists are created equal. Some get the bacon and others are simply shut outdoors.

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