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INTEREST GROUPSOPTION 1 In 2016, General Electric, along with its Appliance division, contributed $4,699,964 to congressional members and spent

INTEREST GROUPS—OPTION 1

In 2016, General Electric, along with its Appliance division, contributed $4,699,964 to congressional members and spent $7,025,000 on lobbying, some towards the PATENT Act, which amends federal patent law to add pleading and disclosure requirements for patent infringement actions.

After reading the scenario, respond to A, B, and C below:

  1. Describe one political behavior illustrated in this scenario.
  2. In the context of the scenario, explain how the political behavior described in Part A can be affected by its interaction with Congress.
  3. In the context of the scenario, explain how the interaction between Congress and the bureaucracy can be affected by linkage institutions.

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