Welcome to The Hill’s annual list of top lobbyists.
2020 was a chaotic year for K Street, with the coronavirus pandemic and lobbying battles for COVID-19 relief legislation consuming much of the year. The presidential and congressional elections also kept lobbyists busy while they tried to find ways to network under the new normal of virtual work.
In a busy and challenging year for the influence world, these are the people who wielded their clout and knowledge most effectively for their clients.
Not all of those honored on this list are registered lobbyists. The list highlights the broad range of talents needed to achieve success in the influence industry. But all of the people below are key players on K Street — and the ones the nation’s biggest companies, labor unions and associations turn to when they want their voices heard in the nation’s capital.
The ranks of policy experts and influencers run deep in Washington, but these are the people who stand out for delivering results for their clients in the halls of Congress and in the administration.
Steve Eichenauer, Patrick O’Neill, Chuck Brain, Public Strategies Washington Inc.
With President Biden set to address a joint session of Congress on Wednesday (albeit with limited attendance because of the pandemic), details are expected to emerge soon on the administration’s American Families Plan. In the Senate, Appropriations Chair Leahy on Monday released an outline of the earmark process for Senators who want to participate in “congressionally directed spending.”Read More