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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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The people who did know more about some of these issues were lobbyists.
It's different than coming off of Feingold's staff," says Pat Griffin, a prominent Democratic lobbyist and consultant, referring to the liberal Wisconsin senator.
Lobbyists help understand the politics and try to find a solution, knowing that there are a tot of other prayers.
However, the president of Columbia Books argued in a January article in The Washington Post that the correct number of registered lobbyists is more like 11,500 because the records don't reflect many people who have died, retired or otherwise left the profession.
The article pointed out that some "are hesitant to explain fully their connections with the lobbyist.
Lone wolves: Stand-alone lobbyists with no firm or associates behind them should never be discounted.
Robert Floyd, a lobbyist at Hance Scarborough LLP, said he has no bills this session that he's pushing the governor to veto.
His campaign also noted that the money from lobbyists amounted to just 10 percent of the $451,577 in total donations the Winthrop Democrat received in 2013, which was not an election year for state lawmakers.
But the vast majority of lobbyists follow the rules, and honesty is one of their essential attributes.
Furthermore, lobbying has evolved over time from a shady and secretive business, where outright bribes were commonplace, to a heavily regulated one, where transparency rules and where the great majority of lobbyists are open and forthright about what they do and how much they spend and why.
The lobbyists represent powerful business interests with plenty of cash to spare in getting favourable decisions on policy.
The American League of Lobbyists promotes good government through transparency, accountability and integrity.