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Congress Should Look At Effects Of Lobbying

March 16, 2014
By JAMES BLISS , Post-Journal

Over the past few decades, a disturbing trend has been taking place in Washington, one that threatens the health and viability of our democratic republic. While the concept of lobbying federal legislators is not new to the United States, the scope and significance of the lobbying industry has grown exponentially over the past 30 or so years. This exponential growth in scope and significance has had an undeniable influence over the way Congress functions, as a whole, and has altered the way our representative government functions. Before we allow this trend to continue unfettered, it is imperative that we debate the concept of lobbying and political influence over legislation in order to determine where the influence behind our legislative body ought to be derived.



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