Chippendales Hire D.C. Lobbyists To Obtain Pandemic Relief Funds

Posted April 24, 2022 by with 3 comments

Times are still tough for many people, even hunks with small businesses. Although I don’t really think of Chippendales as a traditional “small business” (they’re a well-known brand around the world), they are in fact a relatively small entertainment venue in Las Vegas. They’re seeking aid for that venue, and they’ve hired a K Street lobbying firm to help. Via Politico:

Chippendales, the famed male dancer troupe, has turned to K Street to help it tap into a potential new round of federal pandemic aid. The iconic franchise, known for commanding the attention of bachelorette parties lined across the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, retained the services of white-shoe law and lobbying firm Greenberg Traurig to lobby on a pandemic-era program designed to help concert halls, movie theaters and others in the live events industry, according to a disclosure filed this week.

The House passed a bill containing new Covid relief earlier this month before leaving for its Easter recess. But it faces steeper odds in the Senate, where the package would need support from 10 Republicans who have, thus far, appeared cool on the idea of more federal spending in the face of soaring inflation.

[Politico: The Chippendales are stripping down and lobbying up]

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