For Immediate Release
Steve Carpinelli (202) 481-1225
A Lobbying Free-for-All
Track the Thousands of Special Interests in New Transportation Bill
special interest groups of all kinds are trying to influence Congress
as it races to pass a new transportation bill before October 1. The
Center found that these interest groups employed 2,100 lobbyists and
spent an estimated $45 million to lobby lawmakers on transportation in
the first half of 2009.
Now, you can read the second story in this series, "A Lobbying Free-For-All,"
which helps reveal why special Interests have trumped national
interests and who the new group of players are in this enormous
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