Some of the worst dictators have strong supporters in Washington whose actions thwart Biden’s attempts to promote democracy.
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.
Lobbying companies that thrived under former President Donald Trump are losing corporate clients now that Biden is in charge.
A Biden-linked political lobbyist has quintupled revenue since the 2020 election. Corporations believe such lobbyists can provide access.
Despite horrors of numerous mass shootings — 147 in 2021 already — Congress has been unable to enact commonsense reforms.
Saudi Arabia has not, and will not, attempt to deliberately harm US shale oil producers, according to a Saudi lobbying group.
Julia Letlow’s swearing-in showcases widows replacing husbands but also reveals leadership PACs for almost all members of Congress.
Just 6% of COVID-related contract recipients lobbied the federal government, despite receiving more than half of the pandemic funds.
More than 100 CEOs gathered online this weekend to share their reactions to restrictive voting laws being considered in several states.
JetBlue is defending its decision to donate to a PAC to support a congressman who objected to the presidential vote certification.
Democracy Docket has released a new tool tracking corporate statements in support of voting rights over the last few weeks.