Lobbying Against Argentina and Contributions to Political Campaigns by Elliot Management and Paul Singer

 

LOBBYING EXPENDITURES MADE BY THE AMERICAN TASK FORCE ARGENTINA (ATFA)
 
The following information was compiled by the Embassy of Argentina on the basis of a number of public records filed to The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives on behalf of the American Task Force Argentina (ATFA), Elliot Management, the National Taxpayers Union, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in accordance to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995

Total (2007- June 2015): US$ 6,715,000
 

Year
 

 Bill and/or Issue
 

Firms Hired
 
 
Lobbyists
 

Total Expenditures
 

Total

Percentile change with respect to the previous year
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015
 
 
Contact Congress and Administration regarding Argentina's failure to comply with U.S. Court judgments.
 
Holding the country of Argentina responsible for adhering to US Court Judgments.
 
Seeking reinforcement and/or support of addressing the outstanding Argentinean debt.
 
Holding the country of Argentina accountable for honoring US Court judgments against it.
 
Support Congressional efforts to engage the Argentine government and the U.S. State, Treasury and Justice Departments with respect to the $3 billion the country owes to U.S. holders of Argentine debt in default.
 
 
 
Covington & Burling LLP
 
William Wichterman
Muftiah McCartin
Stuart E. Eizenstat
Alan Larson
 
 
 
$180,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$680,000[1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be Determined
 
The Raben Group
 
 
 
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Michael Torra
 
 
$180,000
 
Mack Strategies
 
 
Connie Mack IV
 
$160,000
 
Douglas Davenport
 
 
Douglas Davenport
 
 
$120,000
 
 
 
DCI Group
 
 
 
 
Frank Craddock
 
 
 
$40,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014
 
Contact Congress and Administration regarding Argentina's failure to comply with U.S. Court judgments
 
Holding the country of Argentina responsible for honoring US court Judgments against it
 
Seeking reinforcement and/or support of addressing the outstanding Argentinean debt
 
Holding the country of Argentina accountable for honoring US Court judgments against it
 
Support Congressional efforts to engage the Argentine government and the U.S. State, Treasury and Justice Departments with respect to the $3 billion the country owes to U.S. holders of Argentine debt in default.
 
H.RES.291, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Republic of Argentina's membership in the G20 should be conditioned on its adherence to international norms of economic relations and commitment to the rule of law.
 
Issues related to Argentina's debt default in the FY15 H.R. 5013 House State, Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill and S. 2499 Senate State, Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
 
 
 
 
 
Covington & Burling LLP
 
 
 
William Wichterman
Muftiah McCartin
Stuart E. Eizenstat
Alan Larson
 
 
 
 
 
 
$360,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1,430,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
+ 41%
 
 
 
The Raben Group
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Michael Torra
 
 
 
 
$360,000
 
 
Mack Strategies
 
 
 
Connie Mack IV
 
 
$320,000
 
 
 
 
Douglas Davenport
 
 
 
 
Douglas Davenport
 
 
 
$160,000
 
Shockey Scofield Solutions
 
 
 
John Scofield
Jeff Shockey
Mike Ference
 
$150,000
 
 
DCI Group
 
 
 
Carl Bentzel
Frank Craddock
 
 
 
$80,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2013
 
Contact Congress and Administration regarding Argentina's failure to comply with U.S. Court judgments.
 
Holding the country of Argentina accountable for honoring US Court Judgments against it.
 
Support Congressional efforts to engage the Argentine government and the U.S. State, Treasury and Justice Departments with respect to the $3 billion the country owes to U.S. holders of Argentine debt in default.
 
Lobbied The Inter-American Development Bank and The World Bank.
 
 
Covington & Burling LLP
 
 
 
William Wichterman
Martin B. Gold
Muftiah McCartin
 
 
 
 
$360,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1,010,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
+ 5%
 
Douglas Davenport
 
 
Douglas Davenport
 
 
$210,000
 
 
The Raben Group
 
 
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Michael Torra
 
 
 
$360,000
 
 
DCI Group
 
 
 
Carl Bentzel
Frank Craddock
 
 
 
$80,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012
 
 
 
 
 
H.R. 1798 – JEFSA
 
S. 912 – JEFSA
 
Place conditions on
contributions to MDBs
 
Support House and Senate
resolutions on Argentina’s participation in the G20
 
Lobbied the Inter-American Development Bank and
The World Bank
 
 
 
 
Covington & Burling LLP
 
 
William Wichterman
Martin B. Gold
Muftiah McCartin
John K. Veroneau
Alan Larson
Stuart E. Eizenstat
 
 
 
 
$360,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
$955,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
+ 3%
 
 
Douglas Davenport
 
 
 
 
Douglas Davenport
 
 
 
$155,000
 
DCI Group
 
 
Carl Bentzel
Frank Craddock
 
 
$80,000
 
 
The Raben Group
 
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Michael Torra
Mark Glaze
 
 
 
$360,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
H.R. 1798 – JEFSA
 
S. 912 – JEFSA
 
Seeking reinforcement
and support for H.R. 5564
 
Support Congressional Efforts regarding U.S. holders of
Argentine debt in default
 
 
 
 
Covington & Burling LLP
 
 
William Wichterman
Martin B. Gold
Muftiah McCartin
John K. Veroneau
Alan Larson
Stuart E. Eizenstat
 
 
 
 
$360,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$920,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
+ 24%
 
Douglas Davenport
 
 
Douglas Davenport
 
 
$120,000
 
 
DCI Group
 
 
 
Carl Bentzel
Frank Craddock
 
 
 
$80,000
 
 
 
 
 
The Raben Group
 
 
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Michael Torra
Mark Glaze
 
 
 
$360,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
H.R. 5564 – JEFSA
 
Seeking reinforcement and support for H.R. 5564, H.R. 2493 - JEFSA
 
 
 
 
Covington & Burling LLP
 
 
William Wichterman
Martin Gold
Muftiah Mccartin
 
 
 
$180,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$740,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
+ 45%
 
Douglas Davenport
 
 
Douglas Davenport
 
 
$90,000
 
 
 
DCI Gorup
 
 
 
 
 
Frank Craddock
Angela Flood
Carl Bentzel
 
 
 
 
$80,000
 
 
The Raben Group
 
 
 
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Michael Torra
Mark Glaze
 
 
 
$360,000
 
 
Trailblazer Group
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Douglas Davenport
 
 
 
 
$30,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2009
 
 
 
Seeking reintroduction and/or support of H.R.2493, H.R. 2493 – JEFSA
 
Support Congressional Efforts regarding U.S. holders
of Argentine debt in default
 
 
DCI Group
 
 
Carl Bentzel
Frank Craddock
Angela Flood
 
$70,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$510,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
+ 45%
 
 
 
The Raben Group
 
 
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Dave Grimaldi
Mark Glaze
Michael Torra
 
 
 
 
$360,000
 
Trailblazer Group
 
 
Douglas Davenport
 
$80,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008
 
 
 
 
Engage in Congress in defending U.S. companies and organizations who invested in Argentine bonds and lost money when the country defaulted in 2001.
 
Support Congressional Efforts regarding U.S. holders
of Argentine debt in default
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Raben Group
 
 
 
 
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Dave Grimaldi
 
 
 
 
 
$350,000
 
 
 
 
 
$350,000
 
 
 
 
 
+ 91%
 
 
 
2007
 
 
Financial Services Issues
 
 
The Raben Group
 
 
Robert Raben
Lawrence Gonzalez
Dave Grimaldi
 
 
 
$120,000
 
 
$120,000
 
 
-
 
 
 
[1] Hasta Junio 2015 / Through June 2015

 

CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY ELLIOT MANAGEMENT AND/OR PAUL SINGER

 

      Paul Singer                                                                    Elliot Management
    US$11.518.474                                                     US$14.172.822
 (2014 campaign)                                                                   (2014 campaign)

 


 Electoral Campaigns
 

 
Member of Congress
 
Contribution  
Actions in relation to Argentina
 
 
Senator
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
 
US$117.620
(2009-2014)
 
Elliot Management is Senator Rubio’s second most important donor, behind Club for Growth, to which Paul Singer donated US$1 million.
Supported holdout claims and proposed legislation against Argentina
 
 
Senator
Mark Kirk (R-IL)
 
 
US$95.550
(2009-2014)
 
Signed numerous letters against Argentina supporting holdout claims
 
 
Representative
Scott Garrett (R-NJ)
 
 
US$45.200
(2013-2014)
 
Paul Singer is Rep. Garrett’s most important donor. Sponsored the Judgment Evading Foreign States Act (JEFSA). Organized multiple congressional hearings against Argentina.
 
 
Ex Representative
Michael Grimm (R-NY)
 
 
US$40.500
(2009-2014)
 
 
Paul Singer is Rep. Grimm’s most important donor. Co-sponsored the JEFSA.
 
 
Senator
Roger Wicker (R-MS)
 
 
 
US$33.450
(2009-2014)
 
Paul Singer is Senator Wicker’s second most important donor. Signed numerous letters against Argentina.
 
 
Senator
Tom Cotton (R-AR)
 
 
US$143.100
(2013-2014)
 
Paul Singer is Senator Cotton’s second most important donor. Senator Cotton is Elliot Management’s top campaign contribution recipient. Signed numerous letters against Argentina.
 

 
The total amount of the contributions made by Paul Singer to political campaigns in 2014, individually, and through Elliot Management (more than US$ 25 million) exceeds the sum of the contributions made in the same period by the companies Google (US $ 3,844.345); Comcast (US $ 5,022,711); AT&T (US$ 4,274,740), Lockheed Martin (US$4,105,329); General Electric (US$3,965,924) and Northrop Grumman (US$4,082,024).