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lobbying

Attempting to shape legislation, influence legislators, or mold public opinion.

lobbying,

n the act of influencing, by argumentation, the course of action of a legislator.
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But the deeper disappointment is that it was so easy for the lobbies and the Democrats to spook the public by screaming bloody murder.
Ethnic lobbies are right to call attention to human rights abuses in their home countries, and they do us a favor when they pick up the slack from slackers in our diplomatic corps.
New lobbies keep appearing and old ones only rarely go away.
In a closed economy, like India's or the old Soviet Union's or Mexico's until recently, entrenched lobbies and reactionary interests can drive the country to penury.
The success that both the consumer and thrift lobbies had in bamboozling Congress is best evidenced by William Proxmire, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, who oversaw the $100,000 sellout.
Noncharitables - advocacy groups and lobbies - are untaxed, but their donors cannot take a deduction under 501(c)4, at least not in theory.
Surely the government must be watching to ensure that lobbies and researchers stay on their own side of the bed.
Particularly for the lobbies of residential buildings, this means savings because owners can cut back on furniture.
The concierge desk, unifying all building systems and their controls, is a major architectural element located on axis with both the elevator lobbies and the main central hall.
The renovation plans call for a dramatic redesign of the lobbies, common spaces, and the exterior landscaping for Met Center's Florham Park Plaza, the two-building plaza at 25 Hanover Road.
Specializing in lobbies, public spaces and facades in commercial and residential buildings, Sokolski said she prefers to work in older buildings.
Some lobbies will be totally gutted and rebuilt while other lobbies will become cosmetically enhanced.