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Call for Lobbying Changes Is A Fading Cry, Lawmakers Say

When Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) announced his resignation as majority leader in January -- soon after lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to corruption charges -- House Republicans panicked. Dozens of GOP lawmakers, fearing a political backlash, flooded the office of House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert...

By Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Jim VandeHei

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