Mixed in with the thousands of corporate lobbyists on Capitol Hill
each day is an unusual troop: religious advocates whose numbers have
increased five-fold in recent decades and spend hundreds of millions of
dollars each year, according to a new study.
The report by the Pew Forum
appears to be the most extensive research on lobbyists and advocates
who come from a faith perspective. The biggest spenders include AIPAC, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and established social conservatives who focus on opposing abortion and same-sex marriage, among other things.
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