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  • Defying Ban, Lobbyists De-Register to Serve on Advisory Committees

    A 2009 order by the Obama administration meant to ban registered lobbyists from serving on federal advisory committees-including those used by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide it with expert opinions-has instead caused to those same lobbyists to cancel their lobbying registrations in order to continue to serve on the advisory committees, reports The Hill . At least 22 current federal advisory committee members serving on Industry Trade Advisory Commi...