lobbyist : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n someone who is employed to persuade legislators to vote for legislation that favors the lobbyist's employer
- When Debbie Dingell, a lobbyist for General Motors, married Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell, she switched to an administrative position.
- For voters hoping to see new faces and fewer lobbyist-connections in government, Daschle's nomination will be another disappointment.
- Her father is Doug Rutnik, a well-known Republican lobbyist in Albany.
News & Articles
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013: Misleading OpArt, virtual therapy and Dennis Dechaine
Posted June 17, 2013, at 5:50 p.m. On June 12, the BDN published an OpEd, “Give voters chance to end bear hunting cruelty,” written by Katie Hansberry, a lobbyist with the Humane Society of the United States.
June 18, 2013 - Bangor Daily News
- Lobbyist reports say little on influence in Hawaii
Lobbyist disclosures in Hawaii may be a misnomer — the records don't disclose much. Hardly any individual lobbyists reported spending even $1 schmoozing Hawaii lawmakers early in the recent legislative ...
June 17, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
- Efforts to reduce risks to kids run into a powerful foe
Overseen by a former chemical industry lobbyist, Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection resists regulations on substances that may be harmful to children and fetuses.
June 17, 2013 - Portland Press Herald
- Barack Obama in ABC News
We can't afford to settle for a Washington where our energy policy, and our health care policy, and our tax policy is sold to the highest-bidding lobbyist,Obama said, and criticized Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Hillary Clinton, DN.Y.,...
- John McCain in USA Today
I've never done any favors for anybody -- lobbyist or special interest group -- that's a clear, 24-year record,Republican presidential candidate John McCain said a short time ago in Detroit.