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a large entrance or reception room or area

the people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest

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a group of people who try actively to influence legislation

detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of

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But reporters are no more likely to stop asking questions about Linda Daschle's airline lobbying than they were going to ignore Billy Carter when he signed on as a lobbyist for Libya.
When he undertook his lobbying offensive, GAF's Heyman thought being an outsider was an advantage "because you come with no preconceived notions of what can and cannot be achieved within the system.
Even before the election, the public relations firm formed a lobbying division in its Mexico City office, realizing that this would be a Congress like no other.
Associations that are not geared up for rapid and convincing communications with their members are going to find themselves at a lobbying disadvantage.
We urge the IRS," said Rothman, "to identify the criteria for allocating costs between lobbying and nonlobbying activities when both purposes exist.
Legislation" is defined by reference to section 4911(e)(2) (which relates to the tax on lobbying expenditures by charitable organizations), which defines the term as an "action with respect to Acts, bills, resolutions, or similar items by the Congress, any State legislature, any local council, or similar governing body, or by the public in a referendum, constitutional amendment, or similar procedure.
Under the laws governing tax-exempt institutions, the bishops may lobby as long as lobbying activities do not constitute a substantial portion of their annual budget.
Lobbying and advocacy is a process of influencing what others people feel, think and believe so that changes can happen the way the influencer want them to happen lobbying and advocacy can
One thing is certain: The way lobbying is done affects the ethical culture of the institution.
As pressure mounts on the Legislature to pass a bill declaring a moratorium on natural gas exploitation using the controversial hydraulic fracturing technique, industry has poured over one million dollars into lobbying the Governor and the New York State Legislature in the first 6 months of 2010.
The Traditional Values Coalition is deeply concerned about the grass-roots lobbying requirements in Section 220 of S.
Few medical organizations had a lobbying presence in the capital then.