Filings under the Foreign Agent Registration Act provide far more detail on how lobbyists interact with government officials than those required by the Lobbying Disclosure Act; they contain information on efforts by foreign governments and organizations to influence U.S. policy on trade, taxation, foreign aid, appropriations, human rights and national security.
Responsible representative government requires public awareness of the efforts of paid lobbyists to influence the public decision making process in both the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government. At this website, you can read the law and see the details of its execution.
Use their 50 state database to find specific lobbyists or clients. "The lists of registered lobbyists and their clients are obtained from state disclosure agencies. Please check back frequently for updates."
A compilation of Washington representatives of the major national associations, labor unions, governments, U.S. and foreign companies, registered foreign agents, lobbyists, lawyers, law firms, and special interest groups, together with their clients and areas of legislative and regulatory concern.
Lobbyists in Washington, D.C. - a scene in the Marble Room of the Capitol, 1888. Image courtesy of theLibrary of Congress.