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lobbying

Attempting to shape legislation, influence legislators, or mold public opinion.
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The whole lobby was a perfect pandemonium, and the din was terrific.
George parted from them and strutted down the lobby to the General's box, the number of which he had carefully counted.
Give me your arm, Captain George"; and so saying, and with a nod to the General, she tripped into the lobby. She gave George the queerest, knowingest look, when they were together, a look which might have been interpreted, "Don't you see the state of affairs, and what a fool I'm making of him?" But he did not perceive it.
But to this day the Lobby is regarded as a journalistic elite even though the distinction between comment and the reportage, which is the normal currency of members of the Press Gallery, has been almost unrecognisably blurred.
Lobby organizations usually try to exert influence on the legislative process on behalf of companies or associations in order to shape the legislation in the interests of their respective clients.
Under the Lobbying Disclosure Act, entities that lobby Congress are required to file reports with the House and Senate detailing which member entities directed the lobbying and stand to benefit from it.
Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof warned media personnel today that they may be restricted from the Parliament lobby if they insisted on questioning MPs everywhere in the area.
<< Toronto adopts City of Ottawa's lobby registry "business cards" >>, Ottawa Citizen, 8 avril 2014 : http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/toronto-adoptscity-of-ottawas-lobby-regis try-business-cards.
The main problem for lobbyists and those they lobby is that there is little shared vernacular between the Ethics and Lobbying Commissioner's office ...".
Most of the publications debate over the definitions, types, procedures and techniques of lobby, or the way lobbying influence decisions in different fields of governmental activity.
Washington/New Delhi: The Indian government seems to have drastically cut down its lobbying among the US lawmakers as the payment made to its registered lobby firm has dipped to the lowest in more than seven years.
WASHINGTON, June 24 (KUNA) -- Tourists and Washington residents who visit the lobby of the downtown Willard Hotel can find a historical display indicating that the word "lobby" originated there.