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  • Main Title Interest Groups and Lobbyists: Sources of Information


  • Author: Greenfield, Susan Watkins
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Information Research Specialist; Information Research Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2002-07-18


  • English


  • 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 Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: RS20725
  • Accession or Local Control No: RS20725_2002Jul18
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs3325