Uber Hires its First Lobbying Firm in Washington, D.C.
While having a lobbyist who can advocate on a national level can be helpful, Uber’s real work is at the municipal and state levels.
Excerpt from The Hill
Car-for-hire service Uber has hired its first Washington lobbying firm, according to public disclosure forms.
The Franklin Square Group, which focuses on technology issues, said it will lobby for Uber on “innovation in the transportation marketplace.” The firm has assigned five lobbyists, all former Capitol Hill staffers, to the account.
The hire is Uber’s latest step toward getting involved in national politics.