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Debt-Ceiling Deal Sets Off Lobbying Frenzy

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With the new debt ceiling deal the power to cut 1.5 trillion dollars will rest in the hands of just twelve people. It would seem much easier to influence just 12 rather than the majority of two full houses of congress, just sayin’.

When the Divine Dozen are named, it will lead “to the emergence of a pack of superlobbyists who will have access to those members” and who can try to protect clients from the carnage, said Democratic consultant David Di Martino. That’s because with only six members from each party on the committee, influencing the super committee will largely be an inside game with Democratic and Republican lobbyists working their respective lawmakers.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/debt-ceiling-deal-sets-off-lobbying-frenzy-20110801

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