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Top 10 lobbying victories of 2011
Date: 12/14/2011
Written By: The Hill

Caterpillar, National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), U.S. Chamber of Commerce Trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea were finally approved in 2011, after more than five years of haggling. It took a coordinated lobbying push by multinational companies like Caterpillar and trade groups like the NFTC and the Chamber to court a new House GOP freshman class and prod the White House into supporting all three deals. They overcame strident opposition from labor unions to secure congressional approval for the trade agreements, which were first negotiated in 2006 and 2007. For the full list, visit: