Top 30 Lobbying Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Lobbying Quotes from famous people such as Chellie Pingree, Jack Abramoff, Scott Gottlieb, Carter Burwell, Andrew Lansley, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Certainly, my advice is that communicating, lobbying, fundraising and engaging the public in policy and politics is far more exciting and inexpensive via the Internet. Old guard organizations like Common Cause had to evolve to embrace this new environment.
Chellie Pingree
The lure of post-public service lobbying employment needs to be eliminated.
Jack Abramoff
If drug development becomes the domain of government researchers, it’s a sure bet that political lobbying will eventually trump scientific promise and commercial viability when it comes to investment decisions.
Scott Gottlieb
I don’t find myself lobbying for projects. Filmmakers almost always come to me.
Carter Burwell
I did this within a philosophical framework, and a moral and legal framework. And I have been turned into a cartoon of the greatest villain in the history of lobbying.
Jack Abramoff
I want to make it clear that the lobbying sector does an important job. It is very useful to the government to hear the views of a broad range of groups to make sure we get the best.
Andrew Lansley
The groups who spend the most on lobbying lawmakers in Washington are well-known: ExxonMobil, Boeing, AT&T, General Electric.
Elizabeth Flock
Real lobbying reform must end the practice of corporate lobbyists writing our laws.
Marty Meehan
Government unions should not be allowed to influence the public officials they are lobbying, and sitting across the bargaining table from, through campaign donations and expenditures.
Bruce Rauner
For years all I seemed to be doing was lobbying politicians and others to persuade them that European culture needed movies, and that we had to protect it.
Wim Wenders
Lobbying is a legitimate profession… Many congressional spouses act as lobbyists.
Patricia Schroeder
I think Matt Yglesias is wrong to declare that the world of ‘This Town’ is dying, unless he thinks publicly financed elections, strict lobbying bans and Scandinavian-style wealth distribution are imminent.
Alex Pareene
Positive market incentives operating in the public interest are too few and far between, and are also up against a seemingly never-ending expansion of perverse incentives and lobbying.
Mo Ibrahim
I run a taxpayer group – the most powerful guy in D.C., nonsense. OK? There are buildings with thousands of people in them, all lobbying for more spending and higher levels of spending and more government commitments. And there are a handful – a handful of groups that fight for less spending.
Grover Norquist
Our laws governing lobbying and campaign contributions have struck the right balance between the wishes of the people and those of private industry, so why are we so quick to doubt that the same great results can be achieved by putting the government’s justice-dealing branch on the same market-based course?
Thomas Frank
A senator will come off Capitol Hill and they’ll be barred from two years from lobbying in the Senate. So they’ll pick the phone up and they’ll call their buddy, the senator, their old buddies, and they’ll say, ‘Listen, I’m here at this law firm now. I can’t lobby you, but my new partner, Jack, can lobby you.’
Jack Abramoff
As more wealth and political power is amassed – as bitcoins rise in value – Congress and various lobbying groups will be influenced to an ever greater extent by the interests of Bitcoin owners who – in turn – will lobby to keep the Internet and Bitcoin alive and growing.
Max Keiser
Cable companies aren’t bad because they’re parts of unwieldy media conglomerates. They’re bad because they’re monopolies (even where they are no longer legally exclusive) and because the government policies that made them monopolies rewarded lobbying over customer service.
Virginia Postrel
As a young woman, I was always interested in lobbying. I thought to find a cause you’re passionate about, to really work on behalf of that cause, work on lobbying your state legislatures or your federal legislatures, that was of interest to me.
Lucy McBath
Politics colours everything, and anyone who wants change is necessarily political. As an environmental campaigner more or less since I left school in the early ’90s, I have always been involved in lobbying, campaigning and pushing for changes.
Zac Goldsmith
I find it extremely ironic that Bush says that personal opinion should not be a tool in the interpretation of the Constitution, when he’s the one who’s lobbying for a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. If that doesn’t stem from personal opinion, I don’t know what does.
Jessi Klein
KWMR is my radio station, and I intend to have a job there as I get older. That’s what I’m lobbying for. They don’t need me. They’ve got plenty of people. But let’s see if I can make myself indispensable.
Frances McDormand
After all, Wall Street is clearly the most powerful lobbying force on Capitol Hill. From 1998 through 2008, the financial sector spent over $5 billion in lobbying and campaign contributions to deregulate Wall Street.
Bernie Sanders
Every time the DSM prepares for a new edition, there are countless groups lobbying to get their particular mental illness recognized by the diagnostic manual. Surely, this is a social and cultural phenomenon.
Siri Hustvedt
Big business, for all its lobbying, is often put in line by investigative reporting, public scandals and multi-million-dollar judgments in court against those who put products on the market that are dangerous to their buyers.
Stanley Crouch
Businesses have moved from doing business to doing lobbying, and I think that’s a very bad thing.
Angus Deaton
Money has transformed every watchdog, every independent authority. Medical doctors are increasingly gulled by the lobbying of pharmaceutical salesmen.
Thomas Frank
I don’t know anything about politics or lobbying in the film world.
M. Jayachandran
I don’t want to put words in Geithner’s mouth, but I think he is generally against the revolving door of government officials taking jobs with companies that they have overseen or in roles that involve lobbying. At minimum, I’m pretty sure he felt that way about himself.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Lobbying is not a bad thing. I’m not trying to say that we shouldn’t have lobbyists or we shouldn’t have lobbying to petition our government. It’s in the Constitution, and it’s something that should be honorable and good.
Jack Abramoff