May 10, 2012
Legislation Imposing New Lobbyist Reporting Requirements Released from State House Executive Committee
Senate Bill 185, legislation which will create additional disclosure and reporting requirements for registered lobbyists in Delaware, was released from the House Administration Committee on Wednesday, May 9 after a lengthy debate and considerable testimony from various nonprofit groups.
The bill, which passed the Senate on May 2, would require that lobbyists disclose each bill, resolution or regulation on which they are working by making a filing with the Public Integrity Commission within five days of contact with a relevant government official. Those reports will be available on line for public review. The bill further requires that all lobbyist filings must be done online.
Veteran Republican Senator Richard Lugar Defeated in Indiana Primary by Tea Party Favorite
After a 35 year career in the United States Senate marked by major foreign policy work and a reputation for bi-partisan collegiality, United States Senator Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) was defeated by state treasurer and Tea Party-endorsed candidate Richard Mourdock. Mr. Mourdock received 60% of the vote in his primary election win.
A Day on Capitol Hill is less than two weeks away! There’s still time to register!
You are invited to join us for one of the premiere public policy events on the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce calendar this year!
On the morning of May 23rd, a contingent of business people and elected officials will depart via private reserved rail car to Washington, D.C. for a day of special briefings, meetings with our Congressional delegation and a reception at Union Station.
This promises to be an exciting, interesting and informative day for all involved. The trip will provide an opportunity to spend time with your government officials and members of the business community and to discuss key federal issues affecting our State and our Nation.
The Tentative Schedule is as Follows:
8:30 a.m. Assemble at the Wilmington Train Station
9:04 a.m. Train Departs for Washington, D.C.
10:10 a.m. Arrival in Washington, D.C.
11:00 a.m. Luncheon Issues Briefing at B. Smith's in Union Station from representatives of the Obama and Romney Campaigns
1:30 p.m. Briefings/Meetings with Congressional Delegation
- Chief of Staff Elizabeth Hart, Office of Congressman John Carney
- Senator Tom Carper
- Senator Chris Coons
4:45 p.m. Reception at B. Smith's in Union Station
7:10 p.m. Train Departs for Wilmington, DE
8:45 p.m. Arrival in Wilmington, DE
Cost to attend is $175. TO REGISTER, PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK!: http://www.ncccc.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1166 or contact Heather Fisher at (302) 294-2055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.