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lobbyist

noun active partisan for, active supporter, activist, advocate, agent, government affairs executive, government affairs representative, influencer, influential agent, legislative representative, peddler of influence, reformer, representative, retained agent, special innerest representative
Associated concepts: disclosure ethics, law disclosure, lobbyist law, lobbyist registration
See also: special interest
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Jones also expects to remain active in Democratic efforts to forge additional links between Capitol Hill and the lobbyist community.
Since they can't be at the capitol and managing member services simultaneously, many executives have turned to a ready surrogate: the contract lobbyist.
When selecting a lobbyist, veer away from an advocate or opponent of divisive social causes.
Those who wish less power for lobbyists would be wise to side with Thomas Jefferson to support term limits.
The legislative session may be over, but that doesn't mean it's vacation time for many of the Capitol's lobbyists.
Under the new law, the definition of what constituted a lobbyist expanded.
As a lobbyist, the only thing you have to sell is your credibility," says Peg Ackerman of Ackerman Information, a Colorado lobbying firm.
In 1928 the Senate passed a bill requiring all lobbyists to register, but it died in the House, and one senator, Hiram Bingham of Connecticut, was censured for putting a lobbyist on his payroll.
The lobbyists represent powerful business interests with plenty of cash to spare in getting favourable decisions on policy.
WHEN ONE-SIXTH of the American economy is up for grabs, don't be surprised if corporations and professional organizations scramble to hire as many lobbyists as they can afford.