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Special Commentary: Lobbying in America

By Dr. Stephen Schwalbe
Faculty Member, Public Administration at American Public University

There is a debate among political scholars as to which type of lobbying is more effective – direct or indirect. Before addressing this question, let me provide some background on lobbying.

Lobbyists are knowledgeable people, many of them lawyers. They meet with advocates and other organizations on Capitol Hill to support specific legislation.

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