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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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While the "specific lobbying issue" disclosed by BGR for Indian government has been "bilateral US-India relations" for many quarters now, it also used to lobby on "issues related to the civil nuclear agreement" until 2009.
The research shows the top spender is the Association for Financial Markets in Europe which forks out over e1/47 million per year to lobby in Brussels.
Sometimes called the Jewish lobby -- wrongly, in my opinion because not all American Jews are supportive of Israel -- the pro-Israel lobby is indeed a very powerful actor in Congress and exerts significant influence over the administration through the presence of organizations such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Remodeling an existing lobby can be done beautifully, with updated designs based on straightforward solutions.
The increased visibility from a strong lobby can result in:
Arriving nurses waiting for Lobby Day activities to begin.
This lobby has made it almost impossible to talk in the open media about Israel and their foreign policies," said Mearsheimer, Political Science Professor at the University of Chicago.
and despite the fact that practicing doctors who lobby curry considerable respect among politicians, Congress has been unable to deliver on issues that affect most of the family of medicine, such as simplest of medical liability reform, a $250,000 cap on noneconomic damages.
There is a sense that the Lobby Law is more complicated than the substantial activities test, Heagy said, as well as some reticence because there is a separate form to file which some believe might call attention to a non-profit's lobbying activity.
Prohibit private interests that lobby Congress from paying for trips by Members;
said Rose & Kindel didn't lobby for the legislation on behalf of SAP and has not lobbied for SAP on anything before LAUSD because of the ``potential conflict.
That is why Janice Terry has chosen to focus on this informal input into foreign policy, which, in the case of the pro-Israel lobby, has been very successful in tilting U.