• Andrew Ramonas
    Lobbying Reporter
  • Beth Frerking
    Editor in Chief
  • David Brown
    Vice President/Editor, ALM
  • Diego Radzinschi
    Photo Editor
  • Jenna Greene
    Senior Reporter
  • Marcia Coyle
    Chief Washington Correspondent
  • Mike Scarcella
    Washington Bureau Chief
  • Todd Ruger
    Capitol Hill Reporter
  • Tony Mauro
    Supreme Court Correspondent
  • Zoe Tillman
    D.C. Courts Reporter

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September 26, 2012


Evelynn Brown, J.D., LL.M

Excellent story. Lobbyists do exert undue influence and often do not inform the people they represent what they are bargaining away up on the Hill. There must be an arms length relationship between government and special interest groups. Openness and transparency means shining a light not just on government but also on lobbyists. NGO's should be watched for their undue influence in advising agencies how to make rules and regulations. Their close ties with members of Congress and staff should also be transparent when crafting a piece of legislation up on the Hill.

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