The committee that I have selected for this discussion is Foreign Affairs Committee from the House of Representatives

The committee that I have selected for this discussion is Foreign Affairs Committee from the House of Representatives. Ed Royce is the chair and Eliot Engel is the ranking member of this committee. The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. Right now the party comprises of 26 Republicans and 21 Democrats.
The house committee on foreign affairs considers legislation that impacts the diplomatic community including the Department of State, the Peace Corps, and the United Nations. It is responsible for strategic planning and agreements, international law, promotion of democracy, public diplomacy etc. It has also multiple sub-committees like Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade. In 1947, the Marshall Plan—the Economic Cooperation Act of 1948—was presented by this committee and was agreed to by a vote of 329 to 74. In 1973, Congress prohibited the use of funds that would directly or indirectly support war activities in North and South Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia. It was a good approach by the Congress to end United States participation in Vietnam.
For the purpose of looking into the effects of lobbying on the committee members, I have selected Ted Poe (Republican) and Gregory Meeks (Democrat) members of the committee.
Ted Poe is the Chair of Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade. His top two contributors are Lanier Law Firm with the contribution of $10,800 and Veterans Evaluation Services with the contribution of $6,400. Now Lanier Law Firm offers legal counsel for liability, injury & exposure and VES is a privately owned company which provides services to the veterans. VES is influencing the committee in the way as they have worked to compensate the victims of terrorism and tried to persuade the Congress in 2015 to create a victims compensation fund. Similarly, Lanier Law Firm would also affect the committee decision while making an act for terrorism and trade.
Gregory Meeks is the Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats and his top two contributors are Real Estate Roundtable and National Multi housing Council with the contributions of $10,000 and $7,500 respectively. Real Estate Roundtable represents the interests of real estate and National Multi housing Council is a trillion-dollar apartment industry. Now the real estate lobby has grown massively, and since Real Estate Roundtable is a major contributor, so we can clearly understand that it would affect the committee and its decisions whenever the housing area would be discussed.