Lobbying in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lobbying in the United States describes paid activity in which special interests hire well-connected professional advocates, often lawyers, to argue for specific legislation in decision-making bodies such as the United States Congress.
Lobbying Reform - Sunlight Foundation
Sunlight is advocating for the Lobbyist Disclosure Enhancement Act. Introduced in June by Rep. Mike Quigley, this legislation would significantly increase public knowledge of influence wielding in Washington.
Top Issue Areas - Open Secrets
The lobbying disclosure forms lobbyists file with the House and Senate have a section that requires lobbyists to list the subjects on which they are lobbying.
Lobbyists Spend $500,000 on Food, Drink for Kansas Lawmakers - The Kansas City Star
Lobbyists have spent more than $500,000 treating Kansas lawmakers to dinner, drinks, KU basketball games and other entertainment since January.
'Lobbying' Becomes Pervasive Part of US Government Policymaking - VOA News
The activity is focused on gaining and preserving benefits in policy decision process.
Lobbying, Special Interests and "Buying" Influence: What Research Tells Us, and Remaining Unanswered Questions - Journalist's Resource
The notion of a government by the people, for the people is one of the bedrock concepts of American democracy, but the reality is that policy outcomes are often influenced by a wide range of factors, not merely the candidates whom voters select to represent them on Election Day.
Primer on Lobbying and Lobbying Disclosure - Office of Federal Relations
Lobbying activities of universities and other charitable organizations are regulated by multiple, overlapping rules of the federal government. These rules set limits on the amounts that Yale may spend on lobbying. All lobbying expenses are unallowable as charges to federal or state grants and contracts. Federal rules also explicitly prohibit the participation of the University, or the use of University resources, in partisan political activities.
Political Self-Interest and Lobbying Lead to Bad Regulation - US News
Of course political self-interest and special interest lobbying lead to a host of lousy regulations.