Skip to comments.Mrs. Daschle's Clients (the financial feed on Tommy and Linda)
Posted on 01/11/2003 4:11:32 PM PST by Liz
Linda Hall Daschle, wife of (then)Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), works as a lobbyist for the firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman and Caldwell. According to lobbying reports filed by law with the Secretary of the Senate, Mrs. Daschle lobbied on behalf of the corporations listed below. Several, including Loral, Boeing and United Technologies, have ranked among the top federal contractors.
Company (Years Served by Mrs. Daschle)
Fees Paid to Mrs. Daschle's Firm**
Lobbying Issues of this client.
(1) American Airlines (1997-2001)*
Various airline bills, post-Sept. 11 airline legislation.
(2) Northwest Airlines (1997-2001)
Lobbied post-Sept. 11 airline legislation, sought help in settling a labor dispute; airline security, air traffic measures in Congress, and noise pollution laws.
(3) Loral Space and Communications, Ltd. (2000-2001)
Sought from Daschles lobbying firm "consultation and advice related to commercial space matters." In January 2002, according to the Washington Times, "Loral paid a $14 million fine to the State Department, ending a five year investigation into charges the company illegally helped China to improve its long range missiles through satellite deals."
(4) United Technologies Corp. (1999-2002)
A major government defense contractor that manufactures jet engines, United Technologies lobbied for airline legislation after Sept. 11.
(5) Schering-Plough (1999-2001)
Seeking to extend its patent on Claritin, protecting the allergy drugs multi-billion-dollar market from cheaper, generic alternative drugs.
(6) L-3 Communications (1997-2001)
The Washington Post (Nov. 18) reported that L-3 developed an airport bomb detection device in October 2000. Writes the Post: " Airlines didn't want them because they didn't work, said a former top FAA security official...So L-3 took its case to Capitol Hill...hired lobbyists Albert Randall... and Linda Hall Daschle...The connections apparently paid off. Today the FAA is buying dozens of the machines, under an unusually explicit directive from Congress: Wording inserted in last year's federal transportation budget orders the FAA to purchase one L-3 machine for every model purchased from [competitor] InVision."
(7) Boeing (1998-2001) $440,000 Lobbied post-Sept. 11 airline legislation, transportation appropriations bills, and bankruptcy reform.
(8) American Trucking Assn (1999-2000) $240,000 Dept of Transportation appropriations bill, 1999 and 2000.
(9) Cleveland Hopkins Intl Airport (2000-2001) $180,000 Lobbied post-Sept. 11 airline legislation.
(10) ICF-Kaiser (1997-1998) $160,000 This engineering and consulting company lobbied DOT appropriations bills and Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act reauthorization.
(11) American Assn. Of Airport Executives (1998-2001) $120,000 Lobbied various airline bills, including post-Sept. 11 airline legislation. Mrs. Daschle once served as the Associations president.
(12) Safe Passage International (1998) $60,000 This security guard training company lobbied the reauthorization of the Airport Improvement Program in 1998, as well as DOT appropriations bills.
(13) Pacificorp (1998) $60,000 Energy and Water Development Appropriations.
(14) Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (2000) $60,000 Lobbied a Senate bill to improve U.S. airports.
(15) Centennial Airport (2001) $50,000 Lobbied for federal airport safety grants and Airport Improvement Program grants.
(16) Shaw and Associates (2001) $30,000 "General matters relating to commercial spaceports."
(17) Intelli-Check (2001) $20,000 Lobbied after Sept. 11 to inform government officials of possible anti-terror applications of its technology.
(18) American Concrete and Pavement Assn (1999-2000)| Under $20,000 Lobbied on the Air Transportation Improvement Act of 1999.
Total Fees Paid to Mrs. Daschles Firm for her Projects: $5,860,000
* With the exception of a termination report for United Technologies Corp., 2002 forms have not yet been filed.
** Mrs. Daschle was not the only lobbyist working for these clients on behalf of her firm.
*** Federal lobbying reports allow rounding to the nearest $20,000, and so all figures are estimates.
Source: Secretary of the Senate ________________
© Human Events, 2002
Now that little Tommy has been demoted, by popular demand of the American voters, we can only conjecture if the industries mentioned are still interested in Linda's "services."
In January 2002, according to the Washington Times, "Loral paid a $14 million fine to the State Department, ending a five year investigation into charges the company illegally helped China to improve its long range missiles through satellite deals."
Loral was headed by Bernie Schwartz who was Clinton's top donor (Loral is now a defunct company). Cheeky Schwartz actually lobbied Clinton at White House gatherings. Outrageous.
These lowlifes saw nothing wrong with this. The Clintons and their self-serving donors turned the US government into a corrupt enterprise. This is corruption so endemic it is tantamount to sedition.
Nice subtext to the "Dirt on Daschle" posted a few days ago, eh?
Since our millionaire politicians have bought off our collective national media, we will have all the corruption our collective national media will allow. :-(
IE: the rats didn't get Lott, or Newt or Nixon. The media did.
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