Chapter 6: Government Relations

Government Relations:

  • Government Relations is “a broad term that includes all forms of lobbying and non-lobbying activities that have the ultimate goal of influencing public policy.”
  • There are several audiences that deal with Capital Hill which include: the House and Senate Leadership, House and Senate Communities, Congressional Caucuses, Home State Senators and Representatives, and the Congressional Staff.
  • The role of a Lobbying Consultant has begun to increase in Washington.
  • International Government Relations is becoming bigger and more and more companies are realizing it is needed.
  • Play by the Rules (And Then Some) ,Know Your “Ask”, and Shoot Straight are just some of  the Best Practices in Government Relations.
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