Senate Panel Takes Up Lobbying Reform

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Sen. Russ Feingold speaks during a Senate hearing as Sen. John McCain listens. i

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) speaks during a Senate hearing about lobbying reform, as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), left, listens. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters hide caption

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Sen. Russ Feingold speaks during a Senate hearing as Sen. John McCain listens.

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) speaks during a Senate hearing about lobbying reform, as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), left, listens.

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Senators and outside experts testify before a Senate panel on the need to reform rules governing lobbying. A consensus appears to be developing around some areas of reform, such as gift giving and slowing the movement between Congress and the lobbying industry. But other issues are not so clear-cut.

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