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
2/25/2019
2. House Identification
 36893
Senate Identification
 284950

REGISTRANT Organization/Lobbying Firm Self Employed Individual

3. Registrant Organization
MEHLMAN CASTAGNETTI ROSEN & THOMAS, INC.
Address
1341 G Street, NW
Address2
​Suite 1100
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. Solveig Monson
Telephone
​2025850216
E-mail
​smonson@mc-dc.com
6. General description of registrant’s business or activities
​Government Affairs Consulting Services

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
​Coalition for Genetic Data Protection
Address
​1341 G Street, NW
City
​WASHINGTON
State
​DC
Zip
​20005
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
​Coalition of genetic testing and analysis companies.

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
​Bruce ​Mehlman ​Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Tech Policy; General Counsel and Policy Director, House Republican Conference
​David ​Castagnetti ​Chief of Staff, Senator Max Baucus; Chief of Staff, Representative Norm Mineta; EA, Representative Ed Markey
​Dean ​Rosen ​Health Policy Director, Senate Majority Leader Frist; Staff Director, Senate Subcommittee on Public Health; Majority Health Policy Counsel, House Committee on Ways & Means, Subcommittee on Health
​Dean ​Rosen ​Health Policy Coordinator and Counsel, Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources; Counsel and Professional Staff, Senate Committee on Labor & Human Resources, Subcommittee on Disability Policy; Case Worker, Representative R. Boschwitz
​David ​Thomas ​Chief of Staff, Representative Zoe Lofgren; Director of Congressional Relations, Federal Trade Commission; Deputy Director for Legislative Affairs, Vice President Gore; Staff Assistant, Senator Metzenbaum

LOBBYING ISSUES

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

​CSP

12. Specific lobbying issues (current and anticipated)

Issues related to ensuring consumer privacy and security; and responsible innovation. Development of partnerships with government officials, policymakers and other stakeholders regarding privacy and security policies for genetic data and other highly sensitive information.


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:
​ancestry.com
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
​Helix OpCo, LLC
​1 Circle Star Way
City
​San Carlos
​CA
​94070
​USA
State
Country
​23andMe
​899 W. Evelyn Avenue
City
​Mountain View
​CA
​94041
​USA
State
Country
​Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
​1300 West Traverse Parkway
City
​Lehi
​UT
​84043
​USA
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

City
State
Country
%
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: Solveig L Monson
Date
4/11/2019 12:19:42 PM

ADDITIONAL LOBBYISTS

10. Supplemental. List any additional lobbyists for this client not listed on page 1, number 10.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable) Have you been convicted of a crime?
First
Last
Suffix
​Elise ​Pickering ​Executive Director, House Republican Policy Committee; Chief of Staff, Representative John Shadegg; Legislative Assistant, Representative Dannemeyer; Legislative Director, Representative Bartlett
​Charles ​Wooters ​Chief of Staff, Representative Chris Van Hollen; Director of Member Services, Office of the Assistant to the Speaker; Chief of Staff, Representative Louise Slaughter
​Sage ​Eastman ​Strategy Director, Committee on Ways & Means; Deputy Staff Director (Majority), Committee on Ways & Means; Senior Advisor, Committee on Ways & Means; Communications Director, Representative Dave Camp
​Lauren ​Aronson ​Director, Office of Legislation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Professional Staff Member, Committee on Ways & Means; Policy Director, White House; Policy Director, HHS Office of Health Reform (detailed to the White House);
​Lauren ​Aronson ​Policy Advisor, Representative Rahm Emanuel; Health LA, Representative Carolyn McCarthy
​Michael ​Robinson ​Member Services and Coalitions Director, House Appropriations Committee; Policy Advisor/Deputy Chief of Staff, House Majority Leader/Representative Tom DeLay; Legislative Director, Representative Hal Rogers;
ADDITIONAL LOBBYING ISSUES
11. Supplemental. General lobbying issue areas. Enter any additional codes for issues not listed on page 2, number 11.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS13. Supplemental. List any other affiliated organization that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 13.
Name Address Principal Place of Business
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ADDITIONAL FOREIGN ENTITIES
14. Supplemental. List any other foreign entity that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 14.
Name Address Principal place of business
(city and state or country)
Amount of contribution for lobbying activities Ownership
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ADDITIONAL LOBBYISTS

10. Supplemental. List any additional lobbyists for this client not listed on page 1, number 10.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable) Have you been convicted of a crime?
First
Last
Suffix
​Michael ​Robinson ​Senior Legislative Assistant, Representative Ralph Regula; Senior Legislative Assistant, Representative Bob Franks; Legislative Assistant, Representative Hal Rogers;
​Michael ​Robinson ​Special Projects Assistant, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; Staff Assistant, Representative Bud Shuster
​Constantine ​Hingson ​Chief of Staff, Senator Dan Coats; Counsel/Legislative Director, Senator Judd Gregg; General Counsel, Senator Elizabeth Dole
​Steven ​Haro ​Chief of Staff, Senator Dianne Feinstein; Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs; Chief of Staff, Senator Martin Heinrich; Chief of Staff, Representative Martin Heinrich;
​Steven ​Haro ​Senior Advisor, Representative Xavier Becerra; Director of Legislation and Communication, Representative Xavier Becerra; Press Secretary, Representative Xavier Becerra
​Helen ​Tolar ​Chief of Staff, Senator John Boozman; Staff Director/Chief Counsel, House Veterans Affairs Committee (Representative Jeff Miller); Professional Staff/Counsel, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (Senator Larry Craig);
ADDITIONAL LOBBYING ISSUES
11. Supplemental. General lobbying issue areas. Enter any additional codes for issues not listed on page 2, number 11.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS13. Supplemental. List any other affiliated organization that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 13.
Name Address Principal Place of Business
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City State/Province Zip Code Country
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ADDITIONAL FOREIGN ENTITIES
14. Supplemental. List any other foreign entity that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 14.
Name Address Principal place of business
(city and state or country)
Amount of contribution for lobbying activities Ownership
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ADDITIONAL LOBBYISTS

10. Supplemental. List any additional lobbyists for this client not listed on page 1, number 10.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable) Have you been convicted of a crime?
First
Last
Suffix
​Helen ​Tolar ​Counsel/Legislative Director, Representative Jeff Miller; Legislative Assistant, Representative Jeff Miller; Scheduler, Representative Jeff Miller; Law Clerk, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
​Nichole ​Distefano ​Legislative Director, Senator Claire McCaskill; Associate Administrator, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
​Nichole ​Distefano ​Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Senior Advisor, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
​Nichole ​Distefano ​Senior Counsel, Senator Claire McCaskill; Counsel, Senator Claire McCaskill
ADDITIONAL LOBBYING ISSUES
11. Supplemental. General lobbying issue areas. Enter any additional codes for issues not listed on page 2, number 11.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS13. Supplemental. List any other affiliated organization that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 13.
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
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ADDITIONAL FOREIGN ENTITIES
14. Supplemental. List any other foreign entity that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 14.
Name Address Principal place of business
(city and state or country)
Amount of contribution for lobbying activities Ownership
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