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Uber, Lyft Each Add Half of Ex-Power Couple as Lobbying Quickens

July 26, 2017, 6:49 PM

Uber and Lyft have each enlisted one-half of what was once a high-profile Washington lobbying duo to help get their voices heard in Congress.

Heather Podesta, the founder of Invariant, is lobbying for Uber on labor, transportation, and other issues. Tony Podesta—Heather’s former husband—is the chairman of Podesta Group, a government relations firm broaching similar subjects on Capitol Hill for Lyft.

The Podestas aren’t the only lobbyists working for the ride-sharing companies, but their involvement is a sign that Uber and Lyft are serious about having a say in any potential legislation affecting the sharing economy. The fiercely competitive businesses ...