Congressional Research Service Praises Lobbying Reforms Under Obama

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • KENNETH P. VOGEL politico.com

Critics across the political spectrum have lambasted the Obama administration's restrictions on lobbying as everything from a loophole-ridden political ploy to an unconstitutional violation of free-speech rights.

But this week, congressional researchers concluded that the administration's crackdown has "already changed the relationship between lobbyists and covered executive branch officials" and suggested that Congress might consider enacting similar restrictions on itself.

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