More Than 6,000 Corporate Lobbyists Helped Write The GOP Tax Bill

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According to Public Citizen, more than 6,000 corporate lobbyists helped write the Republican tax bill.

According to Public Citizen, more than 6,000 corporate lobbyists helped write the Republican tax bill.

More than half the members of Washington’s lobbying corps have plunged into the debate on taxes in 2017. In all, 6,243 lobbyists have been listed on lobbying disclosure forms as working on issues involving the word “tax” through the first three quarters of 2017, according to Public Citizen’s analysis of a massive data download provided by the Center for Responsive Politics (www.opensecrets.org).

More than half of people engaged in the business of domestic lobbying were involved in shaping this bill.

That is equal to 57 percent of the nearly 11,000 people who have reported engaging in any domestic lobbying activities at all in 2017.

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