The attempt to portray drug-interest managers as villains has sparked a multi-million dollar campaign to influence Democrats.
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.
Jack Dorsey has left Twitter. In the wake of his departure the company’s federal lobbying expenditure seems set to increase markedly.
The EU wants Facebook and Google to reveal how and why they use political ads to target people, as well as who pays for them.
In the last year and a half, student loan companies spent $6million+ on lobbying as politicians strive to tackle the student debt crisis.
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.