Vital Statistics on Interest Groups and Lobbying, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1483346196
  • ISBN-13: 9781483346199
  • DDC: 324.40973
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This latest volume in the CQ Press series on vital statistics in American politics tackles interest groups and lobbying. This book builds from data that has been collected and organized from disclosure forms now required to be filed by registered lobbyists. After providing background about the Lobbying Disclosure Act, the book explores such questions as: When do organizations register to lobby? What are the characteristics of lobbying organizations (varying from professional and trade associations to businesses, coalitions, public interest groups, and intergovernmental groups)? How extensively do organizations lobby on issues? What sorts of efforts do they exert across Congress, the White House, and the various federal agencies? What is involved in terminations of lobbying firms and organizations? What sorts of issues and organizations are most often targeted? And what sorts of moneys are spent and how?

Via narrative supported by extensive tables and charts, Vital Statistics on Interest Groups provides a broad, comprehensive, and informative view of lobbying, interest groups, and campaign contributions and their impact on American national politics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Tables and Figures.
1: Overview of Lobbying Trends.
2: Types of Interest Groups in the Washington Lobbying Community.
3: The Issues.
4: The Geography of Lobbying.
5: The Lobbyists.
6: Lobbying Firms.
7: Lobbying and Congressional Bills.
8: The Agencies, the House, and the Senate.
9: Organization Characteristics, the Agencies, the House, and the Senate.
10: Campaign Contributions, Organizations, Lobbyists, and Recipients.
Appendix A Organization Data.
Appendix B The Lobbying Disclosure Issue Categories and Corresponding Policy Agendas Codes.
About the Author.