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What Is “Soft” Lobbying?

September 8th, 2016

“Soft” lobbying is a new form of lobbying some corporations are pursuing in addition to traditional lobbying efforts through Washington lobbyists. In the past, corporations would retain the services of registered lobbyists from top lobbying firms to help support their causes and objectives. However, with the shift in lobbying contributions and donations, largely due to […]

The Future of Lobbying Under a Trump Administration

August 25th, 2016

Regardless of who wins the election come November, President Obama’s current anti-lobbyist efforts are up for debate. As we have already seen in the Democratic Party and presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, they have essentially relaxed the Obama administration’s policies on lobbying contributions and donations. The Trump campaign early on was reluctant to be swayed by […]

What a Hillary Presidency Could Mean for Lobbying

August 8th, 2016

Under the Obama administration, lobbying efforts and donation support by lobbying firms was scrutinized. However, there seems to be a thaw occurring in the Democratic Party with Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton has relaxed the former restrictions put in place by Obama for contributions and support from lobbyists during his eight years in […]

How PACs Can Help Lobbying Efforts

July 25th, 2016

In the world of politics, PACs (Political Action Committees) play an important role in influencing elections, supporting various candidates, and, ultimately, swaying elected officials to specific causes. The sole purpose of a PAC is to raise money in support of particular candidates and to use the money to help get them elected, as well as […]

Tips on How to Transform from an Activist to a Lobbyist

June 25th, 2016

In the world of politics there are activists and lobbyists. Activists perform the function of advocating either for or against some cause, idea, or other such issues affecting people. Lobbyists, on the other hand, work to influence the decisions of Congress, politicians, and public officials to get important issues introduced as bills and attempt to […]

Capitol Hill’s Perspective on Drones

June 8th, 2016

As drone technologies have improved in recent years, so has the debate on Capitol Hill about how drones should and should not be regulated. While drones have been used extensively for various military applications for numerous years, the commercial and private use of drones has been a slow growth market segment. As such, the last […]

Top Ten Spending Lobbyist Groups of 2015 Spent $64 Million in the First Quarter

May 25th, 2016

In 2015, the top ten lobbyist groups spent millions of dollars to influence political parties, polices, and legislation before the House and Senate. Combined, these groups invested $64 million, in the first quarter of 2015 alone, to attempt to sway people’s opinions in favor of their views and objectives, and included these organizations: The U.S […]

The Growth of Young Lobbyists in Politics

April 29th, 2016

As the older generation of lobbyists is retiring, there is a growing number of younger people from the Millennia generation shaping the future of Washington lobbyists. In the past, lobbyists spent time developing and cultivating relationships inside the legislature offices. These relationships are critical to attempting to sway politicians’ opinions to that of the lobbyist, […]

The Function of Lobbyists/Lobbying Firms in the Political System

April 25th, 2016

Washington DC lobbyists provide essential services to help influence the political decisions being made in the legislative branch of the government. They work on behalf of nonprofits and other organizations to voice their concerns to Congress about legislation and how it affects their cause or issue. Lobbyists have a deep understanding of how the federal […]

Advocacy vs. Lobbying: Understanding the Difference

April 8th, 2016

In our last post we explored the difference between grassroots and direct lobbying. In this post we’ll uncover the differences between advocacy and lobbying. The lines can easily become blurred between advocacy and lobbying (especially grassroots lobbying), making it important to distinguish between the two. Let’s look at the differences in detail: What Is Advocacy? […]