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Topic - Betty Sutton
Betty Sutton, a Democratic member of Congress who is proud of her legislative work to rein in the influence of lobbyists in Washington, recently attended a fundraising party in her honor at the Capitol Hill home of a prominent Washington lobbyist.
"This bill focuses on sanitizing the relationship that lobbyists have with Congress," Mrs. Sutton said. "Through increased public disclosure, we will shed much light on the money trail from lobbyists to Capitol Hill."
When the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act passed a key legislative hurdle in 2007, Mrs. Sutton said the legislation would increase accountability by requiring lobbyists to disclose donations to members of Congress and to lawmakers' pet charities.