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Federal Lobbyists are now required to disclose convictions for bribery, fraud, and other crimes when registering and reporting. President Trump signed Senate Bill 2896, the “Justice Against Corruption on K Street Act of 2018” or the “JACK Act” on January […]

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On November 16, a 289-page bill with various changes to federal lobbying and ethics laws was introduced in the House of Representatives. The identical bill was introduced in August in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Among the legislative […]

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On November 6, voters gave Democrats the majority control of the U.S. House of Representatives while keeping Republicans firmly in control of the Senate. With early elections results in, it appears clear Democrats have gained at least 26 seats, giving […]

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On September 17, Sen. Ben Sasse introduced five federal ethics bills in the Senate, including Senate Bill 3454, the Congressional Revolving Door Ban Act, which would create a lifetime ban on members of Congress leaving office to become federal lobbyists. […]

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On September 15th, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr. issued an order staying a lower federal district court’s order invalidating a Federal Election Commission (FEC) campaign finance disclosure regulation. Robert’s stay was decided on Saturday after […]

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On August 21, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is introducing a 289-page bill with various changes to federal lobbying and ethics laws. Among the changes included in the “Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act” are an expanded definition of “lobbyist”. The new definition […]

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On July 25, Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. John Sarbanes introduced legislation aimed to make several changes to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (LDA). Currently, part of the LDA’s requirements for determining whether an individual is required to register […]

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On July 23, an advance notice of a federal rule change to encourage federal vendor feedback was published in the Federal Register. The General Services Administration, the Department of Defense and The National Aeronautics and Space Administration are considering an […]

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On July 16, the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS announced certain tax-exempt organizations will no longer be required to report the names and addresses of contributors on their annual reports. This exemption from reporting will apply to tax-exempt organizations […]

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Legislation affecting lobbying was introduced this week in both the Senate and House. Senate Bill 2896 would require lobbyists to disclose any conviction for bribery, extortion, embezzlement, illegal kickbacks, tax evasion, fraud, conflicts of interest, making false statements, perjury, or […]

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Among the provisions in the 2,232-page federal 2018 spending bill passed by the U.S. House today were sections affecting campaign finance. One provision of the bill prohibits the Internal Revenue Service from issuing, revising, or finalizing any regulation, revenue ruling, […]

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U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is retiring because of ill health on April 1. Gov. Phil Bryant has 10 days after receiving an official notice of the vacancy to temporarily appoint a replacement until a successor is elected. Bryant has yet […]

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U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, known as a champion for women’s rights, passed away on March 16, 2018. Slaughter served as a U.S. Rep. for New York’s 25th District for over three decades. Gov. Andrew Cuomo may call a special election […]

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On March 1, a bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to amend the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Included in the bipartisan bill, the Foreign Agents Registration Amendments Act, are the creation of an enforcement unit in the National […]

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