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Congress / Lobby Access / The Waiters #160033

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 24, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) A behind-the-scenes look at how powerful lobbyists get access to Congressional meetings presented; scenes shown of the "professional waiters," who save places for lobbyists seeking seats at critical meetings in the Capitol. [CVK Group, Incorporated, president Chris VAN HORNE, waiter Emil SINA, Congressional Services Company president John LIKENS - talk about how this access process works and what it costs.] [Common Cause president Ann McBRIDE - calls this a symbol of how power is exercised.]

Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie

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