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January 02, 2014


Lobbyists Cash In on the Do-Nothing Congress

"Congress didn't get much of anything done last year, but you wouldn't know it looking down K Street," Politico reports.

"Washington Inc. experienced only a minor squeeze, continuing to hum along even as Congress failed to pass the kind of bills that lobbyists are paid top dollar by corporate clients and other special interests to influence -- like an overhaul of the Tax Code, immigration reform or a major deficit package."

"The fact that big business is just barely scaling back on its spending for hired guns in a year when Congress is expected to do even less and a year after the economy was still weak is a testament to the resilience of Washington -- and the firms that have thrived in the economy around it."












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