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Business Strategies for Influencing Congress & Regulatory Agencies

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A large pharmaceutical company is trying to get a law passed in Congress. It provided over $100,000 to the Democratic Party in the past year, but donated nothing to Republicans. They believe their chosen candidates will implement less regulation on diet pills. This is an example of the _____ business strategy.

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1. Why is lobbying primarily used in the modern U.S. political system?

2. Why is grass roots lobbying so efficient today?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the strategies for influencing Congress and regulatory agencies. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the essential characteristics of campaign contributions as well as knowing the practice to persuade legislators to act in favor of a specific cause.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The practice to persuade legislators to act in favor of a specific cause
  • The long term plans of organizations to achieve specific objectives
  • What lobbyists can be called to do to help influence Congress

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related strategies for influencing Congress and regulatory agencies lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the strategies for influencing Congress and regulatory agencies and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the strategies for influencing Congress and regulatory agencies

Additional Learning

To learn more about the political swaying techniques businesses employ, review the corresponding lesson on the Business' Strategies for Influencing Congress and Regulatory Agencies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the concept of business strategies
  • Identify the essential characteristics of campaign contributions
  • Know the practice to persuade legislators to act in favor of a specific cause
  • Learn the particulars of grass roots lobbying
  • Appreciate the long term plans of organizations to achieve specific objectives
  • Understand what lobbyists can be called to do to help influence Congress
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