Lobbying — the process of petitioning government to influence
public policy — is protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Yet, the profession of lobbying has always been viewed
with suspicion, and the level of influence a lobbyist exerts
tends to be directly proportional to the resources of the
interest group the lobbyist represents.
The major law currently governing lobbying is the Lobbying
Disclosure Act (LDA) of 1995. The LDA replaced
much of the earlier patchwork of laws with a single, uniform
statute, and established criteria for determining
whether an organization or firm should register its employee…
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Pro & Con
Does the Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act Provide Sufficient Reforms?