Sunday, January 08, 2006

 

Part 2: Cruise Line Lobbyists Related to Jack Abramoff Scandal

Cruise Lines and their Lobbyists as reported by

The Center for Public Integrity


Total Amount Spent by Cruise Lines excluding Disney

For Lobbying From 1998 to 2004 =

$ 9,750,000

(Approximate)




Total Amount Spent by Walt Disney Co.

For Lobbying From 1998 to 2004 =

$ 23,626,800

(Approximate)

It is unknown how much of this amount

was for their cruise line.



Data on Lobbying by Cruise Lines from the Center for Public Integrity Web Site

Lobbyist and or Firms related to Jack Abramoff Scnadal are Shown in Bold.

http://www.publicintegrity.org/lobby/profile-pf.aspx?act=clients&year=2003&cl=L002398





http://www.publicintegrity.org/lobby/profile-pf.aspx?act=clients&year=2003&cl=L002632


Company or Organization


Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc.



Rank: 6822nd


Lobbying 1998-2004: $160,000


Lobbying 2004:



Lobbying Firms





























Firms representing this company or

organization ranked by total spending


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


Patton Boggs


$140,000


-


$140,000


2)


Thompson Coburn LLP


$20,000


Less than $10,000


$20,000


3)


Venable & Venable


-


Less than $10,000


Less than $10,000




Lobbyists

























Lobbyists 2004 - present


Employer


1)


Ashley Craig


Thompson Coburn LLP


2)


Michael Roberts


Thompson Coburn LLP


3)


Ashley Craig


Venable & Venable


4)


Michael Roberts


Venable & Venable




By Industry























Issues this company or organization

lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


Transportation


3


3


7


2)


Marine, Maritime, Boating & Fisheries


3


1


4




By Agency



































Agencies this company or organization lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


U.S. Senate


4


3


8


2)


U.S. House of Representatives


4


3


8


3)


Federal Maritime Commission


4


2


6


4)


U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD)


0


0


1





http://www.publicintegrity.org/lobby/profile-pf.aspx?act=clients&year=2003&cl=L002540


Princess Cruises Inc.






Rank: 5099th


Lobbying 1998-2004: $260,000


Lobbying 2004: $80,000



Lobbyists

























Lobbyists 2004 - present


Employer


1)


Richard Agnew


Van Ness Feldman


2)


Howard Feldman


Van Ness Feldman


3)


Curt Rich


Van Ness Feldman


4)


William Van Ness


Van Ness Feldman




By Industry





























Issues this company or organization

lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


Environment & Superfund


2


2


13


2)


Real Estate, Land Uses & Conservation


2


2


12


3)


Taxation & Internal Revenue Code


1


2


3




By Agency





























Agencies this company or organization lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


U.S. Senate


2


2


12


2)


U.S. House of Representatives


2


2


11


3)


U.S. Department of Interior (DOI)


2


2


9




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