MONUMENT WILL LOBBY FOR CONSUMER BRANDS ASSOCIATION: The Consumer Brands Association — which rebranded earlier this month after being known for decades as the Grocery Manufacturers Association — has hired Monument Advocacy to lobby on its behalf. John Murray, John Mulligan, Tim Punke, T.A. Hawks and Ashley Hoy will lobby on “sustainability and recycled packaged goods,” among other issues, according to a disclosure filing. Monument had been advising the trade group since 2018 but hasn’t lobbied for it until now. The trade group spent $2.3 million on Washington lobbying last year and also retains the S-3 Group — which it brought on last month — and Subject Matter.
This article appeared in Politico.