CQ Press’ First Street Won’t Be Paved Until April

Following a construction delay that pushed back its original launch date of Jan. 31, First Street, a source of extensive lobbyist data from CQ Press, is now set to launch in April.

Its First Street Coalition Builder mapping tool visually outlines connections between staffers, lobbyists, and members of Congress, and First Street will offer users data from as far back as 1993 from sources including lobbyist registrations, congressional and federal staff directories, election data, and the Federal Election Commission. Users can research contacts’ work histories in Congress and identify who is lobbying whom and why.

Subscription rates will be tiered and based on number of users, with the average annual fees per user starting at $3,750 and special pricing available for other markets including non-profits, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions.

When CQ Press originally announced First Street in December, president and publisher John A. Jenkins said:

This type of policy intelligence-gathering tool is nonexistent in today’s market. First Street is a one-stop shop unrivaled in breadth and scope of content, and it is a must for policymakers, lawyers, and other Beltway professionals looking for a competitive edge.

Information is currency in this town, and First Street provides policymakers with $1 million worth in one easy click. We are anticipating a robust response.