No public tours, but 344 visits by lobbyists to the White House

No public tours, but 344 visits by lobbyists to the White House

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The White House is shown on Sept. 17, 2013. AP photo The White House is shown on Sept. 17, 2013. AP photo

(FOX NEWS) -- Regular American citizens visiting the nation's capital lost access to the White House in March as President Obama eliminated public tours to make a point in his battle with House Republicans in the sequestration debate over cutting spending or raising taxes.

But hundreds of K Street lobbyists, including corporate advocates who are paid to influence policy on behalf of Fortune 500 giants, saw no change in their access to the chief executive and his senior aides, according to a Washington Examiner analysis of White House visitor logs and lobbying records.

The analysis found that 200 lobbyists met 344 times with White House officials at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. between March and May.

Click here to see the list of some of the 344 lobbyists meeting with White House officials in those three months.

The White House normally releases visitors logs quarterly, but on the same day a court decision ruled that the White House can keep some visitor information secret this month, the administration released the month of May early in an apparent public relations move.

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