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Research advocates and their lobby rallied behind legislation to help in the fight against autism, and their hard work paid off. Plus all of the latest news, notes, quotes, and what to do after dark…
A ‘Sweet Victory’ in the Fight Against Autism A bill passed earlier this month that sets aside almost $1 billion over five years for research into the causes of autism was a hard-fought victory for the advocacy groups, and D.C. lobby shops that took up the legislation. by Osita IroegbuCBC 2007 Agenda to Focus on Business Buoyed by the Democratic midterm election victories, Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) says he will push this coming year to strengthen the Congressional Black Caucus’ focus on minority business. by Joe CreaFull Disclosure In an effort to expand its lobbying presence, Steptoe & Johnson acquired the Scott Group last week, the spinoff lobby shop from the April merger of Collier Shannon Scott and Kelley Drye. Plus more news, notes, quotes, and what to do after dark… • Job Tracker Margaret Lauderback, the former vice president of government relations for NYSE, is headed to the Carmen Group to lead the firm’s new technology practice. Plus more in a roundup of the latest job changes in the lobbying world… • K Street Monitor Click through to the database of registrations filed by lobbyists with the secretary of the Senate and the clerk of the House.

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