The District Policy Group’s Senior Vice President Jeremy Scott was featured in the Coshocton Tribune in an article titled, “Coshocton Grad Making a Difference in D.C.” Jeremy graduated from Coshocton High School in 1994.
Jeremy is a health care lobbyist whose current clients range from the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance to the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. He spoke to the Tribune about what his job entails and said it’s far from what TV shows lead people to believe.
The real function of a lobbyist, he said, is to provide politicians with pertinent information on the issues.
“They have to rely on people like me who are experts in certain areas to educate them on what they need to know. If they’re good, they’re getting it from all different sides,” said Jeremy. “Lobbyists serve a purpose because we’re content experts.”
Jeremy said his main function is to be on Capitol Hill with clients or on his own meeting with lawmakers or administrators dealing with proposed legislation or policy on passed laws. He said agencies can’t change what Congress has passed, but they can add to it with additional rules before finally becoming an active law.
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