February 14, 2013 •
Response to the President’s State of the Union Address
The American League of Lobbyists has issued a statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.
Monte Ward, the organization’s president, said on their site: “Lobbyists are the professional advocates who help educate lawmakers every day about how their action (or inaction) affects the nation. Lobbyists will be critical components helping our federal lawmakers to understand the implications of their votes on the issues that they will tackle.”
The American League of Lobbyists statement provides a summary of the group’s self understanding and a reflection on the nature of the lobbying industry, with an eye to the future. You can find a pdf file of their “Recommendations for Improving the Regulation of Federal Lobbyists” at this link.
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