Lobbying and Interest Groups - Chapter 7
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What are some types of interest groups?
Business, Labor, Professional and Consumer.
What are interest groups and who represent them?
Interest groups are a collection of people that have come together around an issue to try an influence policy, they are normally represented by a lobbyist.
How many former Congressman since 1998 have become lobbyists?
43 percent of the 198 members of Congres who left office joined private firms and they became lobbyists.
The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 did what for interest groups?
n 2009 President Obama signed two executive ______and several presidential memoranda that theoretically created a more open and accountable government.
Lobbyists are required to register with the ____ of the House of Representatives the _______of the Senate.
Anyone failing to register as a lobbyist with the House or Senate has to do which punishment?
civil fine of up to $50,000.
The clerk and secretary must refer any acts of ________ to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.
What is a Lobbyist?
An organization or individual that attempts to influence the passage, defeat, or content of legislation and the government's administrative decisions.
What is Public Interest?
Best interests of the overall community; the national good. rather than the narrow interests of a particular group.
What is a direct technique?
An interest group technique that uses direct interaction w/ government officials
What is an indirect technique?
Interest group technique that uses third parties to influence government officials