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 REGISTRATION

Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Section 4)

Check One: New Registrant New Client for Existing Registrant Amendment

1. Effective Date of Registration
10/08/2013
2. House Identification
 31805
Senate Identification
 12573

REGISTRANT Organization/Lobbying Firm Self Employed Individual

3. RegistrantOrganization
Downey McGrath Group, Inc.
Address
1225 I Street NW
Address2
 Suite 600
City
Washington
State
DC
Zip
20005
Country
USA
4. Principal place of business (if different than line 3)
City
 
State
 
Zip
 
Country
 
5. Contact name and telephone number International Number
Contact
 Ms. Kathleen McLaughlin
Telephone
 2027891110
E-mail
 ktm@dmggroup.com
6. General description of registrant’s business or activities
 Government Affairs Consulting Firm

CLIENT A Lobbying Firm is required to file a separate registration for each client. Organizations employing in-house lobbyists should check the box labeled “Self” and proceed to line 10. Self

7. Client name
 Taxpayers for Common Sense
Address
 651 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
City
 Washington
State
 DC
Zip
 20003
Country
 USA
8. Principal place of business (if different than line 7)
City
 
State
 
Zip
 
Country
 
9. General description of client’s business or activities
 Non-partisan federal budget watchdog organization

LOBBYISTS

10. Name of each individual who has acted or is expected to act as a lobbyist for the client identified on line 7. If any person listed in this section has served as a “covered executive branch official” or “covered legislative branch official” within twenty years of first acting as a lobbyist for the client, state the executive and/or legislative position(s) in which the person served.

Name  Covered Official Position (if applicable)
First
Last
Suffix
 Thomas J. Downey  
 Ray McGrath  
 Sloan Rappoport  Counsel, Rep. Bob Stump 1995-97; Counsel, Senate Commerce
 Sloan Rappoport  Comm 1997 - 2001; Sr. Policy Adv, Sec'y of Commerce 2001-03
 Lora Diane Snyder  

LOBBYING ISSUES

11. General lobbying issue areas (Select all applicable codes).

 TAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

12. Specific lobbying issues (current and anticipated)

exploring options for a carbon tax


AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

13. Is there an entity other than the client that contributes more than $5,000 to the lobbying activities of the registrant in a quarterly period and either actively participates in and/or in whole or in major part supervises, plans, or controls the registrant’s lobbying activities?

No --> Go to line 14. Yes --> Complete the rest of this section for each entity matching the criteria above, then proceed to line 14.

Internet Address:
 
NameAddressPrincipal Place of Business
Street
CityState/ProvinceZip CodeCountry

FOREIGN ENTITIES

14. Is there any foreign entity

a) holds at least 20% equitable ownership in the client or any organization identified on line 13; or

b) directly or indirectly, in whole or in major part, plans, supervises, controls, directs, finances or subsidizes activities of the client or any organization identified on line 13; or

c) is an affiliate of the client or any organization identified on line 13 and has a direct interest in the outcome of the lobbying activity?

No --> Sign and date the registration.Yes --> Complete the rest of this section for each entity matching the criteria above, then sign the registration.

AddressOwnership
NameStreetPrincipal place of businessAmount of contribution
CityState/ProvinceCountry
(city and state or country)for lobbying activities

Signature
Digitally Signed By: Thomas J. Downey, Chairman
Date
10/31/2013