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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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But by the end of World War II, Congress felt the need to start tracking and regulating lobbyists.
But as other governors have before him, Abbott's office is hearing appeals during this 20-day window from both lobbyists and the public, advising him to take certain action on their pet bills.
Before the new law, an individual was deemed not to be a lobbyist if he or she spent less than 50 hours lobbying, or received less than $5,000 in lobbying fees, during each six-month reporting period.
As Kurt Leib, lobbyist for Ohio's Capitol Advocates, told new lawmakers at their orientation session, "Don't introduce legislation Monday morning based on watching '60 Minutes' the night before.
Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor, wrote a book in 2011 titled Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress-and a Plan to Stop It, yet he was compelled to admit that "the lobbyist today is ethical, and well educated.
1) Sunday Times reporters posed as lobbyists and offered to pay members of the European Parliament to table amendments
While executive branch employees "should ask if any person participating in the oral communication is a Federally registered lobbyist," (39) if the contact is a federally registered lobbyist, the employee must initiate a four-step process to document the communication.
The two-year system barred lobbying by individual colleges in 2005 after some lobbyists and college officials were implicated in a wide-ranging federal investigation.
However, he was also the Prime Minister's Ethics Counsellor, providing general advice to the Prime Minister regarding ethical matters, advising public office holders on the Conflict of Interest Code, in addition to maintaining overall responsibility for the administration of the Lobbyists Registration Act.
The Oregon Supreme Court faced a tangle of conflicting principles in a case challenging a law limiting the value of gifts that lobbyists can bestow upon public officials and candidates.
Other Canadian jurisdictions with existing or contemplated lobbyist registration and public disclosure legislation are shown in the table.
Sources told that in separate letters to the Foreign Secretary Mr Salman Bashir and Finance Secretary Mr Salman Siddique, the Public Accounts Committee asked the two Ministries to provide details of the number and names of Lobbyists, their nationality alongwith full background of each lobbyist and assignments given to them.