The districts that can afford to hire lobbyists do so, apparently with successful results.
To fight it, the industry has hired many former members of Congress as well as prominent lobbyists.
Hiring lobbyists to do the job is a waste of taxpayers' money.
It is against the law to use federal money to hire lobbyists.
He suggests hiring lobbyists and developing clear positions on the key issues that could matter most to particular industries for the next decade.
If the group wants to hire lobbyists and to commission studies, it has no shortage of money for that, either.
Q. The association could have hired lobbyists, why was the guild necessary?
It is illegal for the Government to hire lobbyists.
But in this election year, a growing number are going it alone, organizing committees to press their case with legislators and even hiring lobbyists.
"This is not some contest to see who can hire the most lobbyists."