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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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Orszag, Director, Interim Guidance Regarding Communications With Registered Lobbyists About Recovery Act Funds, M-09-16, Washington, DC, April 7, 2009, p.
But the limits haven't always been strictly enforced and Simmons said registered lobbyists Wayne Shaddix and Steve Mahaffey were reported to be on the floor of the Legislature.
Significant amendments to the Lobbyists Registration Act came into force in June 2005.
The case was brought by lobbyist Fred Vannatta after the 2007 Legislature tightened Oregon's ethics laws by prohibiting office-holders, candidates and their families from taking gifts worth more than $50.
Spring 1997: Jocelyn Burgener, Member for Calgary-Currie, introduced Bill 212, Lobbyists Registration Act (defeated);
And yet, at the European Commission, one will discover that a large part of legislation does not take place by co-decision, but by complex comitology procedures, to which lobbyists do not have direct access.
The number of lobbyists looking to shape climate change policy has grown more than 300 percent in five years.
All three categories of lobbyists--consultant lobbyists, corporate in-house lobbyists, and lobbyists employed by organizations--must file monthly returns regarding certain types of communication with a "designated public office holder" (DPOH), as defined in the Act.
McCain's relationship with lobbyists became an issue this week after it was reported that his aides asked Vicki Iseman, a telecom lobbyist, to distance herself from his 2000 presidential campaign because it would threaten McCain's reputation for independence.
In another article, a Washington lobbyist bragged how he could get around the restriction on lobbyists buying tickets for Members to attend charitable events.
But if one reads this fine collection of essays, one would conclude that lobbyists are what enable government to function.
That in it self, will provide you with a list of all the issues and day to day decisions that lobbyists make in the process of working with and representing their clients.