POLICY: Lobbying the Carter UFO

With 113 parts affecting nearly all Americans, the Carter Administration's energy bill is turning into one of history's great challenges to lobbyists. Almost daily, they swarm through congressional hearing rooms and in the Capitol's corridors, pressing politicians and seeking to shape the proposed legislation to the liking of myriad special interest groups. For Ellen Berman, a stylish Barnard Russian major, it is an 18-hour-a-day job. She is director of the energy policy task force (annual budget: $50,000) of the Consumer Federation of America. Says she: "Lobbying, when you don't have any...

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