Tribal lobbying in Washington drops 25 percent
Tribal lobbying expenditures in Washington have fallen 25 percent since 2003, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

In 2006, tribes and other tribal interests spent nearly $25 million on lobbying firms. That's down from $28.5 million four years ago.

Experts attribute the drop to the Jack Abramoff scandal. Most tribes have scaled back their expenditures considerably since 2004.

The $25 million figure includes expenditures by groups like the American Gaming Association and the American Greyhound Track Operators Association, so the spending by tribal governments is actually lower.

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