Economic interest groups

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Economic interest groups Certainly the largest category, economic interest groups include organizations that represent big  business, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers  (NAM), as well as big labor — the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial  Organization (AFL-CIO) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, for example. Large  corporations and individual unions also have offices in the capital.  Trade associations  represent  entire industries. The members of the American Public Power Association (APPA), for example, are  municipally owned electric utilities, rural electric cooperatives, and state power authorities.  Professionals also form interest groups. The American Medical Association (AMA) opposed  legislation to create health maintenance organizations (HMOs) for years.  Public interest groups
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