Final Essay Questions on Lobbying Revolving Door

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What is a lobbying revolving door?

is a movement of personnel between roles as legislators and regulators and the industries affected by the legislation and regulation

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What is Lobbying?

seek to influence (a politician or public official) on an issue

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Where is Jo Ann Emerson from?

South East Missouri

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What party does she work for?

Republican

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Why is Jo Ann Emerson quitting Congress?

She got a different job

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In the 70’s who did Emerson marry?

Bill Emerson, a lobbyist

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When her husband became Congressman for Missouri, what did Mrs. Emerson do?

became a lobbyist for restaurant industry

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in 1996 when Bill Emerson died, who took his seat?

Jo Ann Emerson

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What drives this?

Special interest access and money

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What do lobbyist not do?

they do not have the public interest at heart, they have special interest at heart

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With revolving door what happens?

reduces peoples faith in government, because of corruption

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She has been named CEO of what organization?

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

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What will she direct?

a group of lobbyists

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how many members of congress felt in 2013 for lobbying jobs?

5

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What must Missouri do?

hold a special election to fill the seat Emerson is leaving.

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How much money will the special election cost?

cost the tax payers nearly 1 million dollars