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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.


To work for or against the passage of legislation.Currently,the two strongest lobbies in the real estate industry are the National Association of REALTORS® and the American Bankers Association.They are squared off on opposite sites of legislation that would give financial institutions the right to offer real estate brokerage services.

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Lobbies should support basic functions such as a doorman's desk, seating area (if necessary), mail box area, and package storage.
It is commonly acknowledged that lobbies play a large role in shaping policy and that the pro-Israel lobby enjoys a near-monopoly on U.
But when it comes to lobbying Congress, does it really matter Whether a congressional spouse lobbies her husband?
Above Tower Three are two multi-level sky lobbies with public observation areas (a Melbourne innovation since the 1980s), and shopping and restaurant/ recreational facilities.
An association that lobbies through its employees and spends more than $20,000 during a six-month period must file a single registration and identify in that registration the employees who do the lobbying.
The lobbies stream to Washington seeking to win and then defend some subsidy, regulation, or tax break.
Construction begins this week on one of the city's largest office building lobbies.
The design is fantastic, the new entrance and lobbies are world class, and the asset's performance will be forever improved with the retail space we identified.
I had been asked to the hotel to interview Vang Pobzeb, head of something called the Lao Human Rights Council, an organization in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, that lobbies on behalf of the Hmong, a Laotian ethnic minority, and against closer relations between our country and the government of Laos.
At the heart of the problem are the curious internal mechanics of the goody-hunting industry, with its virus-like ability to convert the organs of government into factories producing more lobbies.
In determining the associated costs, is it relevant whether the company lobbies only with respect to discrete portions of the bill (say, the tax piece and nothing else)?
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