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Healthcare Lobbyists: 6 For Each Member Of Congress
Healthcare lobbyists: 6 for each member of Congress
By Andrew Malcolm | LATimes
Excerpt: ...here are some startling lesser-known facts, pulled together by two diligent Bloomberg News reporters, Lizzie O'Leary and Jonathan Salant:
Every one of those 534 members of Congress now has six (6!) lobbyists working on them -- and that's just for healthcare.
A total of 3,300 lobbyists have registered to drive the sizzling healthcare issue in Washington -- three times the brigade of lobbyists representing the entire defense industry.
And three more healthcare lobbyists join the ongoing fray every day.
They reported spending more than $234 million massaging and informing and persuading those legislators during the first six months of this year, way more than a million bucks a day, seven days a week.Read more.