I'm just wondering if anyone has info on lobbiests? exact figures, theories on their political corrrectness, or any thing like that? Even a really specific deffinition on what they acttualy do, or know about any laws concerning them, it would be a great help? thanx
- WoodyLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
According to the Center for Public Integrity more than 22,000 companies and organizations have employed 3,500 lobbying firms and more than 27,000 lobbyists since 1998.
A lobbyist is a person hired directly by an organization or through a firm for services that include making more than one "lobbying contact" on behalf of a client, and who spends at least 20 percent of his or her time during a six-month period engaged in lobbying activity.
Corporations, organizations, universities, environmental and non-profit groups, and even churches lobby the federal government. Almost everyone is represented by on lobbyist or another.
The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives oversee federal lobbying. According to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, those offices are charged with providing guidance on lobbying disclosure, ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of required reports, and making those reports available to the public.