04b-busines&political-process

04b-busines&political-process - LOBBYING First...

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LOBBYING First Amendment to U.S. constitution Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. This provision in the Constitution gives the right for interest groups to lobby legislative bodies for legislation in support of their constituent’s interests. I. Background Term “lobbyist” comes from the usual prohibition that allows representatives of special interest groups only to talk with elected representatives “off the floor” or in the lobbies of their respective chambers. There are currently 80,000 registered lobbyists working the halls of Congress and almost 3,000 registered for the WV Legislature. Lobbyists perform two functions: the transfer of information and the advancement of client’s interests. Only federal law limiting lobbying activities is the “Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act”
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