Who Lobbies In Washington?

OpenSecrets has a wealth of information concerning private lobbying of federal and state government in the United States. However, it may be best to begin by looking at where the lobbying money is coming from. The FIRE (finance, insurance, and real estate) sector leads the field in terms of lobbying funds spent from 1998-2011. Also notable is how far down the list the Republican bogeyman of “Big Labor” is:

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  • DeepCough

    Notice how the top two industries for lobbying are the most under fire for reform.

  • DeepCough

    Notice how the top two industries for lobbying are the most under fire for reform.

  • Reptoids

    Other?

  • Reptoids

    Other?

  • Akira

    What is considered Misc Business?

  • Akira

    What is considered Misc Business?

  • 5by5

    Labor is a paltry 466K compared to all that money arrayed against it. And people wonder why working folks have no traction in Washington?

  • 5by5

    Labor is a paltry 466K compared to all that money arrayed against it. And people wonder why working folks have no traction in Washington?

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