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lobbyist

a person employed by a particular interest to lobby
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30) Pursuant to the memorandum, lobbyists may submit written comments to executive branch departments and agencies.
Lobbyists for unions opposed taxes on gold-plated health insurance plans; lobbyists for doctors opposed cuts in Medicare reimbursements; a lobbyist for Dunkin Donuts opposed a soda tax to pay for health care reform; and a Cigar Association lobbyist fought a tobacco tax.
While there are no specific requirements for lobbyists to create or maintain documentation related to disclosure reports they file under the LDA, GAO's review showed that lobbyists were generally able to provide documentation, although in varying degrees, to support items in their disclosure reports.
The Birmingham News reported that records indicate lobbyists representing both schools have rescinded their state registrations.
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.
This time, the state court agreed with Vannatta, at least in part: The state can do nothing to prevent lobbyists from offering gifts to public officials.
This was followed in 1986, by a review of the paper by a Parliamentary Committee, the introduction of a government bill in 1987, and passage of the Lobbyists Registration Act (Canada) in 1988, which was proclaimed September 30, 1989.
In the Parliament, lobbyists work with rapporteurs and shadow rapporteurs, providing them with expertise through an argued approach based on facts and figures.
Government watchdogs questioned this promise when William Lynn was brought on to serve as the Deputy Secretary of Defense, a former lobbyist for Raytheon.
HOARDS OF INDUSTRY LOBBYISTS are on Capitol Hill, trying to cool off momentum around global warming legislation.
Birnbaum is titled "The Anti-Lobbyist Advised by Lobbyists.