LOBBIES: New Corporate Clout in the Capital

"I've been lobbying the House for seven years and I haven't seen the business community this organized before," says John Motley, congressional representative of the 500,000-member National Federation of Independent Business. With smoothly coordinated pressure, business lobbyists have managed to win exemptions from congressional committees on taxes on oil and gas use, and to defeat organized labor's bid to pass a common situs picketing bill that would have allowed a single union to shut down a construction site. Now the lobbyists are on the verge of their biggest victory: sidetracking the...

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