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LET'S LOBBY: William Wells calls lobbying "perfectly legitimate" and urges scientists "to be at the table".
The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, passed overwhelmingly by the House and Senate and signed enthusiastically by President Clinton, took effect January 1. Among its requirements are that lobbyists register with Congress and report for whom they lobby and how much they receive for such activities (see story on page 9).
The measure marks the first reform of lobbying in 40 years. Supporters cheered its passage and claimed it would clean up lobbyist-lawmaker interaction,...