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Bob Livingston

The Livingston Group LLC
Livingston a former congressman whose firm was among the first lobbyists to get behind Donald Trump.

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There are ........ former members of congress who are currently lobbyists.

464

3

John Ashcroft

Served 6 years in senate and 4 years as US Attorney General.
Now a lobbyist.

4

In 2010, the Iron Triangle between Defense department, Armed Forces Committee and weapon manufactures( eg .....)
Secured the controversial $ 726bn ................. Bill

Lockhead Martin
Secured the controversial $ 726bn
Defense Authorization Bill

5

The NRA publishes the ..........., a list of candidates that it supports based on voting records.

Political Victory Fund

6

.............. targets young people and helps them vote.
In 2008 they helped ......million youngsters.

Rock the Vote
2.8 million.

7

Priories USA Action raised $........million in support of ......

$192 million
Clinton

8

Re-building America Now raised $........... million in support of ..........

22.6 million
Trump

9

How many states use propositions and initiatives

24 states

10

The ........ represents 56 trade unions and 12.5 million people.

AFL-CIO
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

11

American Association of Retired Persons has ....... million members.

50 million

12

The NRA, NARAL- National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League are examples of what type of pressure group?

Single issue

13

The ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union are a ......... group

Ideological group

14

In 2016 the pro life group ........... endorsed trump

Nation Right to Life

15

In 2016 pro choice group .......... endorsed Clinton

NARL

16

Between 2007 and 2012, 200 of America's most active PGs spent a combined ............ Billion on lobbying and campaign contributions.

$5.8 billion

17

1950- 2000 ........%of SC cases had amicus briefs submitted

85% up from 10% in 1990-1950

18

Obergefell v Hodges .......(year) recorded ....... amicus briefs

2015
148 amicus briefs

19

In the oil and gas industry the .............. were the top contributors with .........

Koch brothers
$4.8 million mainly to republican.

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Jack Abramoff

2006 scandal
Exposed Congress as being corrupt and open to bribery

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What did the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act do?

Extended the revolving door to 2 years for senator and senior executive officials.
Had to file reports every 2 months
Had to report contributions