lobby against (someone or something)

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lobby against (someone or something)

To try to influence someone, especially an elected official or group of elected officials, against someone or something. A number of high-profile corporations have been lobbying against the supreme court nominee. We've been lobbying against legislation aimed at tightening voter access for the last half a century.
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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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In June this year, TV and movie actress Jessica Biel lobbied against a bill that would require immunization in Sacramento, California.
Despite the numbers, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has successfully lobbied against gun-control laws.
After a chaotic last-minute review in which intelligence agencies lobbied against full disclosure, the White House said it would take more time to process and release thousands more documents that were also supposed to be made public.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross lobbied against the move but Democratic and Republican lawmakers said an agreement had been reached to add an amendment into the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit ZTE from purchasing components from U.S.
Arkema (http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/texas-republicans-helped-chemical-plant-exploded-lobby-against-safety-rules) successfully lobbied against key chemical safety provisions with the help of elected officials including Babin and nine other Texan members of Congress, as (http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital) International Business Times reported.
The only exception I'm aware of is when credit unions lobbied against the extension of the Transaction Account Guarantee in late 2012.
Ex-CEO of the bank, Martin Taylor, said the BoE governor 'would have filleted' him if he had lobbied against regulation in the early 1990s.
Local people and councillors opposing the plans to convert the building into a Tesco Express lobbied against the move.
He's served hard time, beaten drugs, protested against Vietnam, lobbied against the death penalty and rallied against the Bush administration's stance on Iraq.
Abu Dhabi The UAE lobbied against Canada's bid to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council because of its anti-Arab policies and protectionism, a UAE official told Gulf News.
Exxon Mobil Corporation (Exxon) (NYSE: XOM), a United States-based oil and gas company, has donated around GBP1m in 2010 to companies that have lobbied against controls on greenhouse gas emissions, The Times has reported without citing any sources.
In 2009, as Congress tried to hammer out health care reform, insurance companies lobbied against legislation that included a government-run insurance program.
Teachers unions, which typically oppose the creation of charter schools, had lobbied against the bill.
The BCA has lobbied against the change to the empty property rates legislation since its introduction in 2008, arguing that it is a tax on hardship and has had a negative impact on regeneration, stopping many speculative developments, including those in regeneration and rural areas.
Tattersalls, Darley, Godolphin, the Newmarket Trainers' Federation and the Save Historic Newmarket action group once again lobbied against the plans at the meeting at the council offices in Mildenhall, but the existing core strategy document, of which the housing development is a part, was approved on Thursday by a block vote of Conservative councillors.