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lobby against something

to solicit support against something, such as a piece of legislation or a government regulation. We sent a lot of lawyers to the state capital to lobby against the bill, but it passed anyway. They lobbied against the tax increase.
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lobby for something

to solicit support for something among the members of a voting body, such as the Congress. Tom is always lobbying for some reform bill or other. The manufacturers lobbied for tax relief.
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Terry devotes a chapter to what currently exists in the way of pro-Arab lobbies and interest groups.
But six months later, by the time the lobbies had done their work and various members of Congress (of both parties) had ridden to the rescue of various damsels in distress, the list of significant eliminations was more like 30, according to Stephen Moore of the Cato Institute.
And yet, for some of the most difficult stories, ethnic lobbies are often the only source of information.
There are constraints on the speed of its growth, such as the scarcity of politicians' time and attention; and some particular lobbies will stagnate or contract or disappear altogether, as presumably, buggy-whip lobbies have done.
Against a briefer description of the stultifying influence of lobbies, a look at what has gone right or at least involved fundamental change--the tax reform of 1986, the welfare reform of 1996, the erasure of the federal deficit, the reduction in crime rates--could provide a primer for government reform; or, if Rauch prefers, a more persuasive argument that such change is unlikely, and only possible under exceptional circumstances.
that keeps the lobbies circling past the toll booth, dropping in campaign contributions as they go.
seeks to highlight the enormous talent of original artwork being created in Long Island City while at the same time offering potential office tenants an exciting new building amenity in their lobbies, adding cachet to the lobbies of office buildings with office space available for lease, notes Edward Aretz, Esq.
League of Savings Institutions, one of the country's most powerful lobbies.
But more disturbing is how nonprofit political lobbies like the ACU, already having it so good, have manipulated a tax-law loophole to have it even better - at taxpayer expense.
The project includes plans to restore the two lobbies in the building, modernize its elevators and clean the building's facade for the first time in its almost 40-year history.
Credit one of Washington's most powerful lobbies and one that typically escapes the press's notice: the press itself.
The walls of the lobbies will be covered in fabric wrapped horizontal "rusticated" panels.
The lobby itself makes a haute couture fashion statement in an area of Manhattan where lobbies are usually simple vestibules.
Kaufman Management has recently restored its lobbies and entrances in both the Nelson Tower at 450 Seventh Ave.
The owners of One Penn Plaza, Midtown Manhattan's fifth-largest building, have undertaken an $85 million program of improvements, calling for enhancements to all public spaces, including the 33rd and 34th street entry plazas, the main lobby, the west and east escalator lobbies, the Eighth Avenue plaza, the Seventh Avenue galleria, the Intermediate and Concourse-Levels, public corridors, rest rooms, all 44 elevators, the installation of four 24-foot high luminous logos atop the 57-story skyscraper, and improvements to the public sidewalks.