Current Lobby Battles at Washington
Charges and counter-charges of pernicious lobby activity have been made in connection with virtually every piece of controversial legislation considered or scheduled for consideration at the 1946 session of Congress. By administration spokesmen it has been asserted that successive defeats for the President's program have been the work of “well-heeled” lobbyists. But a resolution to authorize a House investigation of special-interest lobbies has been amended by the Rules Committee to direct an inquiry into lobbying by government officials as well.
The Joint Committee on Reorganization of Congress, in a report filed with both houses, Mar. 4, recommended early enactment of legislation to make the character and expenditures of groups which seek to influence the action of Congress matters of public record. ...