Champions of the Old Republic
Republic Engineering Foundation (REF)
Lobbying is big business in the Republic. Enter the Republic Engineering Foundation (REF), a lobbyist think tank used to represent architecture, infrastructural, and precious metal mining corporations. Collectively they have a great deal of money and influence in the galaxy and use it to get what they want. Currently they are lobbying for the passing of the Critical Worlds Prosperity Act, legislation which they have proposed themselves. Their next hurdle is to get it pass the Committee House on Industry and Resources (CHOIR) with the most of it intact so it can be voted on the Republic Senate floor.