COVID-19 in Virginia

Lobbying Newcomers

The Virginia legislature continues to see growth in interests that have hired lobbyists to represent them in Richmond. VPAP lists the 169 companies and groups that registered lobbyists for this legislative session that did not have representation last year.

Number of New Lobbying Clients

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New Lobbying Clients - May 2019 to January 2020


Business

AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation
Al Fakher Holding USA Inc
Allegion
Appriss Safety
Asian American Hotel Owner's Assn
Atlas Credit Co Inc
Aura Financial
Axcess Financial Services Inc
Best Buy
Booster Fuels Inc
Broadcom Corp
Capital City Partners LLC
Carmeuse Lime & Stone
COPART
Cranston Mill Pond LLC
Crown Castle International
Cyberdata Technologies Inc
Data Center Coalition
DeVry University
Educational Credit Management Corporation
Envigo Holdings Inc
Federal Realty Investment Trust
Franklin Road Junction LLC
Getaround Inc.
Global Vaping Standards Assn
Glory Days Grill
Great Eastern Resort Management
Greater Washington Partnership
Harbor Station Communities LLC
hims & hers
HomeServe USA
Incapsulate LLC
Intl Bottled Water Assn
Janus Capital Group
Knox Company
Laureate Education
McDonald's Corp
Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation
Mid-Atlantic Right To Work Committee
Mr Bail Inc
National Restaurant Assn
National Right to Work Committee
Oportun Inc
Professional Certification Coalition
Rafael USA Inc
Retail Services & Systems Inc
Sabey Corp
Safelite Auto Glass
Security Industry Association
SI Group Client Services
Skillful Communications Inc
SMG Food and Beverage LLC
Status Solutions
Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy
Turo
Tysons Development LLC
Va Amateur Sports
Verra Mobility
Virginia Food Industry Association
Wing Aviation LLC

Energy

Arcadia Power Inc
Avangrid Inc
Borrego Solar Systems Inc
Ceres Inc
Costco Wholesale Club
Energy Action Fund
Energy Foundation
Longroad Energy
LS Power Associates LP
Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition
NRG Energy
Open Road Renewables LLC
Prince George Electric Cooperative
Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance
Retail Energy Supply Association
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Solar United Neighbors
Standard Solar Inc
Sun Tribe Solar
TC Energy
Vistra Energy

Interest Groups

American Flood Action, Inc.
DisAbility Law Center of Virginia
Freedom For All Americans
International Fund for Animal Welfare Inc
Jamestown-Yorktown Education Trust
National Popular Vote Inc
National Redistricting Action Fund
National Vote at Home Institute
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
Old Dominion Property Rights Alliance
R Street Institute
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
Small Businesses for Fair Taxation
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Student Press Law Center
Unite America
Unite Virginia
United Community
Virginia History and Heritage Coalition
VOCAL Virginia

Healthcare

American Lung Assn
ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation
Benevis LLC
Blue Ridge Cancer Care
Dominion Youth Services
NaphCare Inc
National Assn of Chain Drug Stores
PHI Health LLC
Prescient Medicine Holdings Inc
RDE System Support Group LLC
Rescare Inc
ReVIDA Recovery Centers
SmileDirectClub Inc
The Portopiccolo Group
Va Assn of Addiction Professionals
Va Cancer Specialists PC
Warren Memorial Hospital Lynn Care Center

Labor/Social Justice

American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Baltimore Washington Construction & Public Employees Laborers PAC
Care in Action
CASA in Action
Church World Service
Due Process Institute
Franklin Grove
Hotel & Restaurant Employees Local 25 AF
Human Rights for Kids
NAACP Hanover Branch
National Women's Law Center
PAPIS Coalition
Tides Advocacy
Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights

Gambling

Accel Entertainment Inc
American Amusement
American Vending Sales Inc
Dan River Casino & Resort LLC
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Flying J
Golden Entertainment
H Betti Industries Inc
J & J Ventures Gaming
National Football League
Penn National Gaming Inc
Primero Games LLC
Va Charitable Poker Assn

Other

American Sportfishing Association
City of Waynesboro
Coalition of Small and Rural Schools of Virginia
Communities in Schools of Virginia
James Madison University Foundation
Marymount University
Project Lead The Way Inc
South Central Wastewater Authority
Va Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Virginia Parents Coalition
Virginia Turfgrass Council
World Education Services

Drug Legalization

American Kratom Association
Cannabis Business Association of Virginia
Curio Wellness
Jushi Inc
MedMen Enterprises
US Agro Logistics Inc
Virginia Cannabis Industry Association

Guns

American Suppressor Assn
Firearms Policy Coalition
National Assn for Gun Rights
Red White and Blue LLC
Showmasters Gun Shows

Source: Lobbyist registrations from the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council.

Note: Data above shows the number of clients that registered lobbyists between May 1 and January 31 and that did not have registered lobbyists in the previous year. Companies and orginizations were assigned to topic areas by VPAP.

Feb. 14, 2020