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- Main Title Interest Groups and Lobbyists: Sources of Information
Author: Greenfield, Susan WatkinsCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Information Research Specialist; Information Research Division
Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
- Creation: 2002-07-18
- Content Description: Interest groups, including those who actively lobby, continue to play a role in the American legislative process. After years of congressional efforts to improve disclosure of interest groups, the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) of 1995 (P.L. 104-65) and the Lobbying Disclosure Technical Amendments Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-166) were signed into law on December 19, 1995, and April 6, 1998, respectively. Both laws seek greater disclosure of interest groups’ activities and more accuracy in reporting their spending. Information on lobbyist registrations and on interest groups in general is available from a variety of online and printed sources, including files available for public inspection. This report provides a list of directories and online services that offer background on the interest groups and lobbyists who focus on legislation in Washington.
- Physical Description: 6 Pages.
- Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Politics and government
- Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Lobbyists
- Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Government information
- Place Name: United States
Name: Congressional Research Service ReportsCode: CRSR
Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents DepartmentCode: UNTGD
- CRS Report Number: RS20725
- Accession or Local Control No: RS20725_2002Jul18
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs3325