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lobbyist

a person employed by a particular interest to lobby
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(57) The White House, "Ending Lobbyist Appointments to Agency
The second observation is that the numbers for revolving door lobbyists and those who served current Congress members are much lower than might be anticipated--the median firm in our sample did not employ a revolving door lobbyist and of those revolving door lobbyists the majority had no ties to a current Congress member.
Key amendments include: Monthly reporting of actual lobbying and the names of a broader range of public office holders who are lobbied; Harmonized registration for both classes of lobbyists (consultant and in-house); Reporting whether a consultant lobbyist works under a contingency fee arrangement and whether a lobbyist subscribes to a relevant code of conduct; Reporting whether lobbyists have made reportable political contributions to a member of the legislative assembly (MLA) they are lobbying; New gift rules and reporting based on the Members Conflict of Interest Act to apply for all public office holders being lobbied; Stronger compliance and enforcement powers for the registrar; and Mandatory, regular review of the Lobbyist Registration Act by parliamentary committee.
But when lobbyists actually pay lawmakers--well, that's influence of a whole other magnitude.
Lobbyist registrations will be made available to the public in a database housed on Citizens external website.
Prohibited acts for lobbyists include: carrying out lobbying activities without being registered in the registry of lobbyists; acting in return for compensation that is contingent on the achievement of a result or derived from a grant or loan; and, awarding a contract or grant to themselves or to their client when the lobbyist receives the mandate to award a contract or a grant from a public office holder.
According to the latest lobbying disclosure reports filed with the US Senate, Nasscom paid $ 1,50,000 to its two registered lobbyists in the first quarter of 2017.
The opinion is "absolute nonsense," said Jon Chandler, a longtime lobbyist for the Oregon Home Builders Association.
House of Representatives early and went home to Washington to ensure the ballot measure's defeat, with the help of selected lobbyist buddies and dollars.
"It isn't just 140 days and then they go," said John Fainter, a lobbyist who's the president and CEO of the Association of Electric Companies of Texas, which represents electricity providers.
An Associated Press review of lobbyist donations reveals just how reliable that flow of money has been, with lobbyists having spent nearly $10 million in direct contributions to lawmakers and politicians over the past nine years.
Another lobbyist, who did not wish to be named, said: "When is a lobbyist a lobbyist?