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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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In addition to the gift ban in the Congress applicable to lobbyists, lobbying organizations and foreign agents, the gift rules of both the House and the Senate have other specific prohibitions for gifts from registered lobbyists and foreign agents.
Hoagland told the Board that NLC's greatest advantage as a lobbying organization is the connection that exists among elected officials.
Tafel is executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, an 11,000-member gay grassroots lobbying organization whose name has seemed eerily apt lately thanks to suggestions that its namesake, Abraham Lincoln, was gay.
The NRLC did some checking and found that at the time ARL was not registered as a lobbying organization with either house of Congress.
In June of that year, the SBC withdrew and set up a lobbying organization of its own.
Two veterans of last year's fight, Tom and Denise Jeanette, have founded a new lobbying organization, the Tennessee Suburban League.
Taylor, a Washington lawyer who is vice-chair of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, a lobbying organization the NAACP created in 1950.
But Andras Lukacs, head of Budapest's Clean Air Action Group, an environmental lobbying organization, said the offer would only help the rich who could afford a new car.
If we are going to keep a presence in the GOP, we're going to have to fight for it," declares Milton Bins, chairman of the Council of 100, a national black Republican lobbying organization.
She appeared as a board member of the National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, a Washington, DC-based lobbying organization.
The Small Brewers Coalition is a lobbying organization made up of regional breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs.
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a lobbying organization of evangelical churches, is party to a suit filed by the Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund attempting to block Paterson's directive.