Maybe he just has a thing for letters with a hard “k” sound, as in “corporate”.
Former Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) is heading to K Street. The nine-term Member will be a partner in the legislative and government affairs group of Venable, the firm announced Monday. [...]
“We are thrilled to welcome Congressman Stupak to our government affairs group,” said Venable managing partner Karl Racine in a press release announcing the hire. “Bart is known as a truly bipartisan leader who not only knows the legislative process, but who took the time to understand critical issues that affect all of us.”
Yeah right, being avidly pro-forced birth is so very bipartisan:
- Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
- Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
- Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
- Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
- Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
- Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
- Voted YES on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
- Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
- Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
- Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
- Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
- Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
- Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
- Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
But back to Venable. Venable… Why does that have a familiar ring to it?
- On behalf of Hornbeck Offshore Services, helped secure a series of victories rebuffing the government’s efforts to implement a moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 in response to the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
- Obtained approximately $800 million in relief from labor and long-term pension and health care obligations on behalf of former coal producer Horizon Natural Resources Co., which paved the way for the sale of $786 million of Horizon’s assets to an investment consortium led by Wilbur Ross Holdings.
More at the link.
From C to K. I hope he minds his Ps and Qs.