[–] B3bomber 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's funny. All they have to do is SHOW UP during a hearing. You do not need an appointment. It falls under "the right to lobby Congress" part of our government framework. Lobby does not mean bribe (which is what it sadly has been hijacked to).

I know this because there are people in the background behind the cameras. Occasionally there's an incident that pisses off the puppet "speaker" and the camera pans to show a group of people holding signs. Now speaking at the hearing, that is an entirely different matter.