In this module you will learn how to use authoritative open-access resources to find information about lobbying and campaign finance. By the end of the module, you will be able to address the following essential questions:

  • How does lobbying impact the development of public policy in the United States? 
  • Should the current model be changed?



You are an analyst for the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Your team has been asked by the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform to investigate the effects of lobbying on the development of public policy in the United States and make recommendations about potential changes to the current model.



Use the left navigation panel to move through the following sections to complete the module:

  1. Lobbying Basics
  2. Campaign Finance
  3. Literature Review
  4. Analysis