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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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With the change in government and ensuing staffing turnover on the Hill, the Lobbying Act has become politically salient and subject to considerable debate.
This is the lowest lobbying 'income' received by the firm from the Indian government since April-June period of 2010, the last quarter when the figure was below $5,000.
adopted meaningful lobbying regulation with the passage of the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA).
Lobbying, then, was an action in which special interests endeavored to secure favors from those with political power.
Many state lobbying organizations use this model or have adopted similar codes.
While the wording differs from statute to statute, definitions of lobbying tend to exclude communications for the purpose of getting information that is publicly available (like funding applications); enquiries about the terms and conditions of programs or the application process for obtaining grants; and communications about the enforcement, interpretation, or application of statutes and regulations.
He participated in a November "fly in" to assist the Cardiology Advocacy Alliance, a 4,000-member lobbying group to which Iowa Heart has contributed "tens of thousands" of dollars.
Whether a nonprofit chooses the 501(h) election or not, it must report lobbying expenditures on its Form 990, it's just a matter of which section.
The League wants Congress to enact lobby reform legislation that makes such changes and establishes an Office of Public Integrity to oversee and enforce ethics rules and lobbying laws, receive allegations and complaints, conduct investigations and present cases to congressional ethics committees.
Even if they say they're not lobbying the district on behalf of these clients, it's a massive conflict of interest, especially because they are operating at the highest level of the district,'' said Nathan James, a spokesman for the mayor.