Tesla registers with Ice Miller Strategies LLC

August 31, 2022

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Lobbying Registration: Tesla x Ice Miller Strategies LLC

On August 31st, 2022, Tesla Inc. submitted a lobbying registration, hiring a lobbying firm called Ice Miller Strategies LLC to lobby the federal government on the following specific issues:

Infrastructure; Surface Transportation Reauthorization, Highway Trust Fund and charging infrastructure Solar permitting Autonomous vehicle policies Light Duty Vehicle GHG & CAFE Standards CAFE Civil Penalty Regulations Advanced Battery Supply Chain; Domestic Advanced Battery Manufacturing and E.O.14107 Renewable fuel standard and light duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions rules EV charging, Fuel economy, and autonomy Energy, building code, permitting and critical mineral policies Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act National Electric Vehicle Initiative (NEVI) General corporate tax policy Section 301 tariffs and other trade policy.

According to the Lobbying Disclosure Act, lobbying firms are required to file a separate registration for each client they serve. A lobbying firm is exempt from registration for a client if its total income from that client for lobbying activities does not exceed and is not expected to exceed $3,000 during a quarterly period.

There are four lobbyists working on this contract, three of which have prior government experience. In the context of lobbying data, these lobbyists have submitted their “covered positions”.

The lobbyists working on this contract had prior government experience

One lobbyist, Jarrod Loadholt, had listed their covered positions as: ​Sr. Counsel to House Committee on Financial Services; Subcommittee on Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigation. Meagan Bolton, another lobbyist working for Ice Miller Strategies LLC, had previously worked in the Office of U.S. Senator Gary Peters, and various other roles at the FCC.

This lobbying data was retrieved from the Senate Office of Public Records lobbying disclosure REST API. All daily data by LobbyingData.com is available at lobbyingdata.com/data.

The original lobbying registration between Tesla and Ice Miller Strategies can be found here.

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