Lobbying In Washington DC Case Study

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Lobbying in D.C
Lobbying in Washington, DC has greatly expanded over the last three decades and lobbyists spend a lot of money in this activity. In 2009 alone about $3.47 billion was spent on direct lobbying expenses by politically active organizations. This is three times higher than the amount spent in 2006, and almost 7 times the approximated $ 200 million spent in lobbying expenses in 1983. Way back in 1981, a total of 7, 000 organizations were listed in the Washington, DC Representatives directory. Currently, the number has doubled to 14, 000 organizations which indicates the high lobbying rates in Washington DC (Drutman, 2009).
Lobbyists in Washington, DC include both businesses and individual corporations. However, businesses form the
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