May 26, 2022

New Research Tool: ProPublica Introduces U.S. Congress Lobbying Registrations Database

From the Introduction:

It can seem like lobbyists run Washington from behind the scenes. But their work isn’t completely opaque. They’re required to register with the House and the Senate when they lobby for a new client. Former members of Congress, former congressional staffers and former high-level regulators who now work as lobbyists—the so-called “revolving door” — are required to disclose their “covered” former positions. You can use this database to find out who’s lobbying on whose behalf — and about what issues.

The database is updated daily.

Direct to New ProPublica Lobbying Database

Direct to ProPublica Lobbying Database User Guide

See Also: Lobbying Disclosure Act Database (via U.S. Senate)

See Also: Lobbying Disclosure Database (via U.S. House)

See Also: Open Secrets Lobbying Database

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.