Political Chaos May Keep K Street Busy During Congressional Lull
Political chaos from the presidential election and the impasse over fiscal 2017 spending has spurred growth for many lobbying groups. Public Policy & Regulation Attorney Rich Gold notes that upcoming long-term issues, such as an overhaul of the nation's tax laws, may continue to stimulate new business.
"The first year of a cycle of a new presidency is always a big year," Mr. Gold said. "Washington writ large will calculate who the president is going to be on or about Oct. 1 and start hiring consultants to plan for the new presidency and the major issues."