August 17, 2020 •
Federal Lobbying Law Reform Bill Entered in US House
On August 11, a bipartisan bill to amend the federal lobbying law was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Submitted by Republican Rep. Ben Cline and Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips, the Lobbying Disclosure Reform Act would require registration with both the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate, move enforcement of the lobbying laws to the U.S. Office of the Attorney General, amend registration and reporting thresholds, and assign a unique identification number to each individual registering as a federal lobbyist and to each client of that lobbyist.
H.R. 8022 would also require the disclosure of any persons providing strategic lobbying services in support of a registered lobbyist, who would then also be assigned unique identification numbers.
The Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate would have the responsibility of assigning the unique identification numbers.
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