First Street Research Group Launches New Website for Research Reports and Analysis
(PRESS RELEASE) Washington, DC - Expanding its reach, First Street Research Group, the research arm of First Street(tm) by CQ Press, today launched a new website for showcasing its research reports and analysis of the lobbying industry. Formerly housed on the First Street(tm) website, all new research reports and analysis, as well as past research reports, by the First Street Research Group will now be posted on http://firststreetresearch.cqpress.com.
First Street(tm), a groundbreaking political intelligence platform, is the culmination of almost three years of work compiling more than two decades of political insider "connections." These connections include congressional and federal staffers, registered lobbyists, clients of registered lobbying organizations, FEC PACs, congressional and federal organizations, and registered lobbying organizations. In recent months, the platform expanded its contact information of congressional committee staff and organizational contact information, and also integrated over 750 congressional committee staff profiles.
The First Street Research Group is comprised of lobbying and government data experts from the First Street(tm) product team. The First Street Research Group meticulously reviews, investigates and analyzes the data in First Street(tm) to publish exclusive reports on the people and organizations influencing policy in Washington, DC.
"The Research Group adds another dimension to First Street(tm). We can leverage our expertise to analyze the relationships between influential players in Washington to surface interesting connections and create actionable political intelligence," said Stephen Stesney, Product Manager of First Street(tm). "The goal of our research is to add to the conversation by highlighting intriguing relationships amongst the people and organizations in the advocacy arena. Each post unlocks valuable industry insights in the lobbying world. It is a must read for anyone in the lobbying industry. We are excited to launch this new website, as it will enhance the presentation of our reports and allow for greater distribution of valuable political intelligence."
In addition to weekly reports, the First Street Research Group will post more frequent analysis and entries on the new platform. These posts include "Quarter Snapshots," which examine a company's lobbying activity throughout the most recent quarter, long term trend analysis, as well as analysis that stems from current events, recent reports have focused on events such as:
* MF Global filing for bankruptcy,
* Open Range Communications federal loans,
* The Solyndra investigation,
* Bank of America's debit card fee increase,
* And many other hot button topics.