In the last year and a half, student loan companies spent $6million+ on lobbying as politicians strive to tackle the student debt crisis.
Political Lobbying articles on Democracy Chronicles
Political lobbying is a legal practice of petitioning the government enshrined in the Constitution but has been supersized in the modern era by well-financed lobbies having outsized impact on government decision making. Efforts to highlight and correct the oversized impact that the powerful few have over government will be highlighted in this section. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics.
Some 2000 businesses lobbied Congress and the administration in an attempt to shape the contours of Biden’s new infrastructure plan.
Toyota was an early adopter of electrified vehicles but has since fallen behind, instead seen to bey lobbying against electric vehicles.
America struggles to shake off support for dictators in Africa yet leading figures in some of its lobby firms are doing the contrary.
During the 116th Congress, telecom giants spent $234 million to ensure that US broadband remained patchy, shoddy, and overpriced.
Big oil claims to be for climate action but funds lobby groups whose main objective is to resist a raft of Joe Biden’s environmental measures.
Federal Election Commission records show the small-state senator got campaign donations from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies PAC.
Two big banks have resumed their political donating after the Jan. 6 disturbance in the US Capitol, but with new conditions.
Some of the worst dictators have strong supporters in Washington whose actions thwart Biden’s attempts to promote democracy.
Lobbying companies that thrived under former President Donald Trump are losing corporate clients now that Biden is in charge.