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Jim Pederson on Government Reform

 


Push for lobbying reform

Jim Pederson, in pushing for lobbying reform, highlighted Jon Kyl's ties to special interests and opposition to lobbying reform legislation. "Arizonans deserve to know that Congress will pay attention to the people's interests rather than special interests," said Pederson. "Too often, our Members of Congress hold secret meetings with a few well-connected individuals that produce laws that protect special interests at the direct expense of the Arizonans. We deserve better."

"The sad truth is Jon Kyl, the well-heeled and well-connected are ushered into the halls of power while middle class families are left out in the cold. Jon Kyl has become the lobbyist's lobbyist." Pederson called for legislation which would shine a light on secret meetings between lobbyists and Members of Congress. "I'll work to force all Members to immediately disclose all contacts with lobbyists involving pending legislation and to ban conversations with lobbyists from occurring outside of Senate offices.

Source: Press Release, "Senate Democratic Leaders" Jan 10, 2006

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