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Top Lobbyists 2014: Hired Guns
The Hill
October 22, 2014
Bob Livingston, The Livingston Group LLC. The former Republican congressman from Louisiana is a master of the appropriations process.
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Why Congress must be wary of runaway electricity costs
By Mark Maddox (TLG Consultant)
The Hill
October 21, 2014
It's always better for industry, Congress and regulators to collaborate and start with clear and distinct goals. . . . Instead of debating whether a utility can afford a new mandate, they should debate what's best for customers and what safeguards are necessary to ensure that our economy is competitive in the global marketplace.
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Influence: Livingston Adds Three
by Byron Tau
Politico
July 31, 2014
The Livingston Group has hired Dr. Steve Bende and Captain Mike Coffield as consultants, and T. Wayne Gray as a strategic advisor . . .
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Top Lobbyist 2013
The Hill
October 30, 2013
Bob Livingston, The Livingston Group LLC. The former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee runs an active practice that serves a client close to his heart: his alma mater, Tulane University.
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Let the States Regulate the Natural Gas Boom
By Mark Maddox (TLG Consultant)
Washington Examiner
December 1, 2012
As Washington still wrestled with what role government should play, state governments had already established well-engineering standards, cleanup requirements, water guidelines, local government revenue sharing and clear guidelines in the permitting process.
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The Hill's 2012 Top Lobbyists
The Hill
October 21, 2012
Bob Livingston, The Livingston Group. The former GOP House Appropriations Committee chairman built a lobbying practice that has stood the test of time.
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Technology will change our energy future unless Washington stops it
By Mark Maddox (TLG Consultant)
The Hill
November 17, 2011
This Keystone XL decision, combined with project permitting delays in Alaska, moratoriums in the Gulf of Mexico and regulatory uncertainty surrounding new shale gas production would leave an objective observer to question if there is any will to move production beyond traditional Middle East suppliers.
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The Rise of Gingrich
The Daily Rundown, MSNBC
November 17, 2011
Bob Livingston (R-LA, 1977-1999, TLG Founding Partner) comments on Newt Gingrich's surging polls as a candidate in the Republican presidential primary.

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Top Lobbyist: Hired Guns
The Hill
October 5, 2011
The Hill's list of the stars of Washington's "downtown" firms.
Bob Livingston, The Livingston Group. Republican Livingston, a former House Appropriations Committee chairman, is a statesman on K Street.

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Google Joins Apple in Push for Tax Holiday
Bloomberg
September 29, 2011
"It would do much to regenerate the economoy," said Robert Livingston, a former Republican chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and speaker-designate who is now lobbying for Oracle. "A total of $1.5 trillion from all affected U.S. companies would go a long way to pull us out of the doldrums."
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Lobbying in DC: Lydia Borland
Mondern DC Business
May 3, 2011
"Lobbyists are basically advocates. They promote the issue they are working on, and aim to educate the Members of Congress and their staff on that particular issue." - TLG Consultant Lydia Borland
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The Livingston Group Announces Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch to Join the Firm As Affiliate
TLG Press Release
May 2, 2011
Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch (U.S. Navy, retired) will consult with TLG's defense and financial services clients, while providing strategic, political and legislative support to several other TLG practice areas.
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The Livingston Group Announces Former Oberstar Chief of Staff to Join Firm as Affiliate
TLG Press Release
April 6, 2011
"We are genuinely excited to expand the bipartisan Livingston Group family with the addition of Bill Richard," says founding partner Bob Livingston, adding, "Bill's Capitol Hill experience and extensive insight on transportation issues such as airlines, commuter rail, water and infrastructure will serve our clientele well."
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When Companies Compete, Taxpayers Win: Congress must ensure Boeing's new air tankers stay on budget
By Bob Livingston (R-LA 1977-1999; TLG Founding Partner)
The Washington Times
March 24, 2011
Boeing won by bidding the lowest price for a minimally acceptable capability. The taxpayer also won on price and deserves to preserve that win through rigorous oversight and uncompromising program execution.
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Former Congressman Barcia to join Livingston Group / Karoub Associates Federal practice division
TLG Press Release
March 21, 2011
Former Michigan Congressman Jim Barcia will be working with The Livingston Group and Karoub Associates, Michigan's oldest and largest multi-client government relations firm, and heading a new federal practice joint venture.
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How To Prevent Future Oil Shocks
By Mark Maddox (TLG Consultant)
The Daily Caller
March 2, 2011
The nation and the world have the tools and know-how to soften the impacts of oil shocks. But it will take using all of the tools in the policy toolbox, including preserving our current supply, investing in technology to dilute our dependence on a single source of energy, vision, and most importantly, patience.
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The Livingston Group Welcomes Transportation Expert Christine Vineis To Consultant Team
TLG Press Release
February 7, 2011
"Christine's skillfulness and brilliant track record in the transportation industry will bring decided advantages to our team," said TLG founder Bob Livingston. "We are honored to have her join the firm."
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Will Congress Cut the Budget?
By Bob Livingston (R-LA 1977-1999; TLG Founding Partner)
Southern Political Report
January 14, 2011
. . . if the Republican House shows that it is being forthright and reasonable and that it intends to curtail as much "non-essential" government service as possible . . . it is quite likely that Americans will rally in support of their efforts and against the excessive spending policies of the Obama Administration.
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The GOP Fight Over the Top Job at Appropriations
Time
December 3, 2010
None of the candidates [to lead the Appropriations Committee] have exhibited the showmanship of former Appropriations chair Bob Livingston, who in 1995 took a machete to the House floor as a symbol of his goal of hacking away at a bloated budget.
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Livingston to Kingston
The American Spectator
November 24, 2010
The simple fact of the matter is that in the first two years, the Livingston-led Approps process succeeded in completely zeroing out exactly 300 federal programs. . . . And in the third year, it still held the line far better than most would have anticipated after Clinton's large re-election victory.
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Appropriations Panel Loses Its Luster
Politico
November 16, 2010
"For any politician, cutting is not as fun as spending," {Bob Livingston] said. "But I can make a darn good campaign out of going on the Appropriations Committee and cutting the budget. They can make a name for themselves by cutting spending."
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Washington dragging its feet on gas production is a drag on job creation
By Mark Maddox (TLG Consultant)
The Hill
November 2, 2010
At a time when every nation in the industrial world is scrambling to create jobs, the United States government should send a clear signal that it intends to make our nation's affordable energy available to spur economic growth. . . . If America has an energy problem, it's because we've done it to ourselves.
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