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Politics and Cement Mix with Unintended Consequences

In 1990, lobbyists influenced a government decision to levy a tariff on Mexican cement. It's one example of how lobbying can affect the actions of federal agencies, sometimes with inadvertent costs.

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Peter Overby has covered Washington power, money, and influence since a foresighted NPR editor created the beat in 1994.