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Thurber on Reforming America's Lobby Habit

Congressional reform of the lobbying system is nettled by competing agendas and concerns over freedom of speech.

But in the wake of the Jack Abramoff scandal, in which Indian tribes were directed to contribute campaign funds to lawmakers, the discussion has only become more heated. James Thurber is an expert in campaign conduct and lobbying who has testified before Congress.

The title of Thurber's speech was "Indian Tribes and the Federal Election Campaign Act". A political scientist, Thurber is the director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University, where he also serves as a professor.

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