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Ethics Reform Shouldn't Hamper Lobbying

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Ethics Reform Shouldn't Hamper Lobbying

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Ethics Reform Shouldn't Hamper Lobbying

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Congress passed an ethics reform bill requiring money contributed to political campaigns by lobbyists to be more strictly accounted for. Lobbyists Vic Fazio and Dave Hoppe share their thoughts on how their business might be changed by the legislation.

Fazio, a senior adviser at law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, represented California's 4th congressional district as a Democrat for 20 years.

Hoppe, president of Quinn Gillespie public affairs, was a Republican staff member in the Senate for 27 years.

They speak with Scott Simon.