Readers' Guide to the Influence Revenue Survey

The National Law Journal

Defining Lobbying: There are several legal definitions of lobbying. The Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) limits it to activities directed at Congress and certain members of the executive branch. The Foreign Agents Registration Act encompasses certain “political activities” and public relations efforts. The Internal Rev­enue Service Code defines lobbying as anything that could be classified as “influencing legislation” at either the federal or state level.

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