Clerk of the House of Representatives
Legislative Resource Center
B-106 Cannon Building
Washington, DC 20515
http://lobbyingdisclosure.house.gov
Secretary of the Senate
Office of Public Records
232 Hart Building
Washington, DC 20510
http://www.senate.gov/lobby
LOBBYING REPORT

Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Section 5) - All Filers Are Required to Complete This Page

1. Registrant Name Organization/Lobbying Firm Self Employed Individual
UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSN

2. Address

Address1
607 14TH STREET, NW, #400
Address2
 
City
WASHINGTON
State
DC
Zip Code
20005
Country
USA

3. Principal place of business (if different than line 2)

City
 
State
 
Zip Code
 
Country
 

4a. Contact Nameb. Telephone Numberc. E-mail
 Mr.
 William Deere
 2023267292
 bdeere@ustelecom.org
5. Senate ID#
 38847-12
7. Client NameSelfCheck if client is a state or local government or instrumentality
 UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSN
6. House ID#
 307030000
TYPE OF REPORT8. Year
 2008
Q1 (1/1 - 3/31) Q2 (4/1 - 6/30) Q3 (7/1 - 9/30) Q4 (10/1 - 12/31)

9. Check if this filing amends a previously filed version of this report

10. Check if this is a Termination Report Termination Date
 
11. No Lobbying Issue Activity
INCOME OR EXPENSES - YOU MUST complete either Line 12 or Line 13
12. Lobbying13. Organizations
INCOME relating to lobbying activities for this reporting period was:EXPENSE relating to lobbying activities for this reporting period were:
Less than $5,000
Less than $5,000
$5,000 or more$
 
$5,000 or more$
 1,540,000.00
Provide a good faith estimate, rounded to the nearest $10,000, of all lobbying related income from the client (including all payments to the registrant by any other entity for lobbying activities on behalf of the client). 14. REPORTING Check box to indicate expense accounting method. See instructions for description of options.
Method A. Reporting amounts using LDA definitions only

Method B. Reporting amounts under section 6033(b)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code

Method C. Reporting amounts under section 162(e) of the Internal Revenue Code

Signature
Digitally Signed By: William Deere, VP, Government Affairs
Date
04/21/2008

LOBBYING ACTIVITY. Select as many codes as necessary to reflect the general issue areas in which the registrant engaged in lobbying on behalf of the client during the reporting period. Using a separate page for each code, provide information as requested. Add additional page(s) as needed.

15. General issue area code BUD

16. Specific lobbying issues

17. House(s) of Congress and Federal agencies Check if None

18. Name of each individual who acted as a lobbyist in this issue area

First NameLast NameSuffix Covered Official Position (if applicable) New

19. Interest of each foreign entity in the specific issues listed on line 16 above Check if None

LOBBYING ACTIVITY. Select as many codes as necessary to reflect the general issue areas in which the registrant engaged in lobbying on behalf of the client during the reporting period. Using a separate page for each code, provide information as requested. Add additional page(s) as needed.

15. General issue area code TAX

16. Specific lobbying issues

17. House(s) of Congress and Federal agencies Check if None

18. Name of each individual who acted as a lobbyist in this issue area

First NameLast NameSuffix Covered Official Position (if applicable) New

19. Interest of each foreign entity in the specific issues listed on line 16 above Check if None

LOBBYING ACTIVITY. Select as many codes as necessary to reflect the general issue areas in which the registrant engaged in lobbying on behalf of the client during the reporting period. Using a separate page for each code, provide information as requested. Add additional page(s) as needed.

15. General issue area code TEC

16. Specific lobbying issues

17. House(s) of Congress and Federal agencies Check if None

18. Name of each individual who acted as a lobbyist in this issue area

First NameLast NameSuffix Covered Official Position (if applicable) New

19. Interest of each foreign entity in the specific issues listed on line 16 above Check if None

Information Update Page - Complete ONLY where registration information has changed.

20. Client new address

Address
 
City
 
State
 
Zip Code
 
Country
 

21. Client new principal place of business (if different than line 20)

City
 
State
 
Zip Code
 
Country
 

22. New General description of client’s business or activities

 

LOBBYIST UPDATE

23. Name of each previously reported individual who is no longer expected to act as a lobbyist for the client

First Name
Last Name
Suffix
First Name
Last Name
Suffix
1
 Bill
 Bates
 
21
 
 
 
2
 Larry
 Clinton
 
22
 
 
 
3
 Mike
 Wendy
 
23
 
 
 
4
 Lisa
 Costello
 
24
 
 
 
5
 Geoff
 Feiss
 
25
 
 
 
6
 Roger T.
 Fleming
 
26
 
 
 
7
 Janet
 Hale
 
27
 
 
 
8
 Hance
 Haney
 
28
 
 
 
9
 Mary
 McDermott
 
29
 
 
 
10
 Tim
 McGivern
 
30
 
 
 
11
 Roy
 Neel
 
31
 
 
 
12
 
 
 
32
 
 
 
13
 
 
 
33
 
 
 
14
 
 
 
34
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
35
 
 
 
16
 
 
 
36
 
 
 
17
 
 
 
37
 
 
 
18
 
 
 
38
 
 
 
19
 
 
 
39
 
 
 
20
 
 
 
40
 
 
 

ISSUE UPDATE

24. General lobbying issue that no longer pertains


AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

25. Add the following affiliated organization(s)

Internet Address:

NameAddress Principal Place of Business
(city and state or country)
Street Address
CityState/ProvinceZipCountry
AT&T
1120 20th Street NW, Suite 1000
WashingtonDC20036USA
City San Antonio
State TXCountry USA
Champaign Telephone Company
126 Scioto Street
UrbanaOH43078USA
City Champaign
State ILCountry USA
CenturyTel
100 CenturyTel Drive
MonroeLA71211USA
City Monroe
State LACountry USA
Consolidated Communications, Inc.
121 South 17th Street
MattoonIL61938USA
City Mattoon
State ILCountry USA
D&E Communications, Inc.
124 E. Main Street
EphrataPA17522USA
City Ephrata
State PACountry USA
EMBARQ Corporation
5454 West 110th Street
Overland ParkKS66211USA
City Overland Park
State KSCountry USA
FairPoint
521 E. Morehead Street, Suite 250
CharlotteNC28202USA
City Charlotte
State NCCountry USA
Guadalupe Valley Telephone Coop.
36101 FM 3159
New BraunfelsTX78132USA
City New Braunfels
State TXCountry USA
Iowa Telecom
402 W 4th Street N
NewtonIA50208USA
City Newton
State IACountry USA
Rainier Connect
805 Pacific Avenue
TacomaWA98402USA
City Tacoma
State WACountry USA
Silver Star Communications
104101 Highway 89
FreedomWY83120USA
City Freedom
State WYCountry USA
Smart City
3100 Bonnet Creek Road
Lake Buena VistaFL32830USA
City Lake Buena Vista
State FLCountry USA
Southwest Texas Telephone Company
939 South Highway 55
RockspringsTX78880USA
City Rocksprings
State TXCountry USA
SureWest Communications
100 CenturyTel Drive
RosevilleCA95661USA
City Roseville
State CACountry USA
Verizon Communications
1300 I Street NW, Suite 400 West
WashingtonDC20005USA
City New York
State NYCountry USA
Western New Mexico Telephone Co.
314 West Yankee
Silver CityNM88062USA
City Cliff
State NMCountry USA
Windstream Corporation
4001 Rodney Parham Road
Little Rock AR72212USA
City Little Rock
State ARCountry USA

26. Name of each previously reported organization that is no longer affiliated with the registrant or client

1 11 21
2 12 22
3 13 23
4 14 24
5 15 25
6 16 26
7 17 27
8 18 28
9 19 29
10 20 30

FOREIGN ENTITIES

27. Add the following foreign entities:

NameAddressPrincipal place of business
(city and state or country)
Amount of contribution for lobbying activitiesOwnership percentage in client
Street Address
CityState/ProvinceCountry
City
State Country
%

28. Name of each previously reported foreign entity that no longer owns, or controls, or is affiliated with the registrant, client or affiliated organization

1 21 41
2 22 42
3 23 43
4 24 44
5 25 45
6 26 46
7 27 47
8 28 48
9 29 49
10 30 50
11 31 51
12 32 52
13 33 53
14 34 54
15 35 55
16 36 56
17 37 57
18 38 58
19 39 59
20 40 60