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More U.S. cities are paying to lobby Congress and they have astrategy to maximize their influence

Loftis, Matt W. and Kettler, Jaclyn J. (2015) More U.S. cities are paying to lobby Congress and they have astrategy to maximize their influence. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (13 May 2015). Website.

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Abstract

The influence of lobbyists and lobbying by corporations and interest groups has become a fact of life in Washington D.C. In new research, Matt W. Loftis and Jaclyn J. Kettler find that U.S. cities have now also started to lobby Congress in a significant way, spending $150 million on the practice between 1998 and 2008. They argue that cities choose when and how to lobby based on their individual needs and their strategic opportunities; for example, cities with high unemployment rates were almost twice as likely lobby as cities with relatively low unemployment rates.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2015 10:12
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 23:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62210

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