Clerk of the House of Representatives
Legislative Resource Center
135 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
4.1.2019
2. House Identification
 37338
Senate Identification
 293335

REGISTRANT Organization/Lobbying Firm Self Employed Individual

3. Registrant Organization
The Nickles Group, LLC
Address
601 13th St. NW
Address2
​Suite 250 N
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
​Mr. Jeff Choudhry
Telephone
​2026370214
E-mail
​mail@nicklesgroup.com
6. General description of registrant’s business or activities
​Lobbying 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
​Motiva Enterprises LLC
Address
​One Allen Center, 500 Dallas Street
City
​Houston
State
​TX
Zip
​77002
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
​Fuel company.

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
​Jeff ​Choudhry ​U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, Legislative Director; U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, Legislative Assistant / Staff Assistant; House Small Business Committee, Intern
​Rachel ​Jones Hensler ​U.S. Senate Budget Committee, Tax Policy Dir.; Office of U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, Legislative Assistant; Office of U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger, Legislative Assistant; Office of U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger, Legislative Correspondent
​Don ​Nickles ​U.S. Senator
​Don ​Kent ​U.S. Sen Ron Johnson, Chief of Staff; DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, Asst Sec; DHS Secretary Tom Ridge, Deputy Asst Sec; U.S. Senate Budget Committee, Policy Adv; Office of the Asst. Maj. Leader Nickles Policy Adv.;U.S. Senator Don Nickles,Leg Asst

LOBBYING ISSUES

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

​FUE
​ENG
​ENV

12. Specific lobbying issues (current and anticipated)

Issues related to domestic oil production including the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), environmental compliance, and fuels policy.


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 participates in and/or in whole or in major part supervises 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:
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
City
State
Country
City
State
Country
City
State
Country

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.

Address Ownership
Name Street Principal place of business Amount of contribution
City State/Province Country
(city and state or country) for lobbying activities

​PO Box 5000
City
​Saudi Arabian Oil Company (indirect)
​Dhahran 31311
​KSA
State
Country
​0
​100
%
City
State
Country
%

CONVICTIONS DISCLOSURE

15. Have any of the lobbyists listed on this report been convicted in a Federal or State Court of an offense involving bribery, extortion, embezzlement, an illegal kickback, tax evasion, fraud, a conflict of interest, making a false statement, perjury, or money laundering?


Signature
Digitally Signed By: Jeff Choudhry
Date
5/15/2019 3:15:32 PM