Jones also expects to remain active in Democratic efforts to forge additional links between Capitol Hill and the lobbyist
There was lucky Louie out front hi-fiving with some lobbyists
," wrote Pizzella.
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.
Today, it's dangerous not to have a lobbyist
dealing with both sides and also someone known to have access to members," says Billings.
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
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.
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.