Seth Cropsey

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Seth Cropsey served as Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy during both the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and is currently the head of the International Broadcasting Bureau. Cropsey "worked for a bevy of right-wing outfits, including the Hudson Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Heritage Foundation," according to his RightWeb profile. [1]

Cropsey also served as "principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low intensity conflict (1991) and assistant to then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger (1981)." [2]

Prior to joining the current Bush administration "to direct the International Broadcasting Bureau, Cropsey was the director of governmental affairs at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, one of the country’s top lobbying outfits. According to New York Lawyer, 'Greenberg Traurig, which received only $1.7 million in lobbying fees during the first half of 2000, had $8.7 million in the first half of 2001 -- fifth most of any firm in Washington, according to rankings by National Journal.' Since Cropsey joined the administration, the law firm’s government relations activities have skyrocketed. According to a Sept. 23, 2003 Greenberg Taurig press release, 'In the recent semi-annual Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) filing, Greenberg Traurig reported nearly $13.5 million in income for their government relations work from January 1 to June 30, 2003, representing a 66 percent increase in revenue compared to last year's $8.14 million. Over the past year, Greenberg represented 108 clients, including city governments, multi-national businesses, non-profit organizations and Native American nations.'" [3]

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