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Lobbying

The business, act, or practice of attempting to influence legislation or policy. For example, a lobbyist may call a legislator and urge him/her to vote for a bill that, if passed, would favor the industry or interests of lobbyist's client. Lobbying can be a lucrative business. However, a variety of rules exist in many jurisdictions to guard against the possibility that it can degenerate into bribery.

lobbying

the process of bringing pressure to bear on governments to persuade them to adopt policies or allocate resources in ways that are favourable to special-interest groups, for example, farmers pressuring their agricultural ministers for higher agricultural support prices and environmental groups pressing for tougher pollution controls.
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PJB said the newsletter's goal is to provide articles that raise the awareness of lobbying and educate readers on how governments work and the extent to which political lobbyists can influence healthcare policy.
It is important not only to neutralise the terrorists themselves - their political lobbyists and ideological inspirers must end up in complete isolation,' Putin said.
It is important not only to neutralise the terrorists themselves -- their political lobbyists and ideological inspirers must end up in complete isolation, '' Putin said.
He had many friends in the West including powerful oil company executives and political lobbyists.
The GEM Group will look after consumer issues, reporting to marketing director Chris John, while Hill & Knowlton, which was taken on in March, is providing specialist advice on the Office of Fair Trading as well as acting as political lobbyists.
Legislators are influenced by political lobbyists, and it is obvious who they represent.
Political lobbyists at the Australia Tibet Council claim Howard's failure to meet the Dalai Lama is indicative of the government preference to put its trading relationship with China before concerns over human rights abuses.
dot LIBERAL Democrat frontbench peers came under serious pressure from party members to quit jobs as political lobbyists.
The actual streets which I thought would be packed with naff little political lobbyists hunting for a free lunch were actually full of .
He called for a register of political lobbyists and "disclosure in a very transparent way of all monies paid into political parties".
His) open, above-board talk was an enigma to many old political lobbyists who tried to block his work.