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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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Parliament designed Canada's lobbying regulatory system to frame the burden of compliance on the lobbyists.
Other lobbying issues for this industry body include bilateral investment treaty negotiations with India, IP-related issues, and economic and commercial relations between the two countries.
Lobbying is active, organized, strategic, and direct.
The aim of this paper is to give a comprehensive overview of lobbying in the Republic of Croatia, which is the newest member of the European Union, but still a transitional country.
Lobbying is the art of influencing and informing an elected officer, or the government on behalf of your special interest.
The American League of Lobbyists, a national organization for lobbyists and public policy professionals, updated its Code of Lobbying Ethics in 2010 to more thoroughly outline the guidelines and describe the standards for conduct.
Any not-for-profit or charitable organization that communicates with anyone in government needs to pay attention to the federal Lobbying Act and any provincial or municipal legislation that might apply to them.
Two provisions in the Lobbying Act confirm that the law is now designed to regulate the lobbying profession: the requirement for monthly reporting, and the strict liability offence for failing to file a return completely and accurately.
Medicine has evolved from a ma and pa country setting to a large industry with oversight comparable with other large service industries such as banking," says Leo Furcht, MD, 60, a Minneapolis pathologist who spends one day a week in Washington lobbying for stem cell research and other federal grant dollars for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, an 85,000 member biomedical research advocacy group.
There is a sense that the Lobby Law is more complicated than the substantial activities test, Heagy said, as well as some reticence because there is a separate form to file which some believe might call attention to a non-profit's lobbying activity.
Christopher Shays (R CT) and Marty Meehan (D MA) have introduced a new, strong lobbying and ethics reform bill, H.
Lucy Okumu, the district's director of external affairs and administration, denied any potential lobbying conflicts of interest.
Charities need to monitor closely their activities to avoid engaging in prohibited political or lobbying activities, which can trigger a variety of IRS sanctions.
She reports wryly that many Arab officials, including Nasser of Egypt, either did not understand what a lobby was or considered lobbying to be an illegal activity.
Most of us have been forced to think about lobbying in more detail since the Jack Abramoff scandal broke.