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Lobbyists pay to talk with staffers too

An annual fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee next week will open lobbyists up to 50 senior House staffers including top aides to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, according to a Roll Call report today.

To attend, lobbyists must pay $1,000 and political action committees $2,500 to attend a dinner at the district's Hotel Monaco.

In additional to senior aides for lawmakers, lobbyists can also chill with senior committee aides including the House ways and Means, Budget and Appropriations Committees. In past years, this event has raised almost $250,000 for the DCCC.