Federal Lobbyists Gift Rules Comment Time Extended - State and Federal Communications

November 15, 2011  •  

Federal Lobbyists Gift Rules Comment Time Extended

U.S. Office of Government EthicsThe Federal Office of Government Ethics (O.G.E.) is extending the comment period for its proposed regulations concerning gifts from lobbyists.

In September, the O.G.E. proposed rules which limit, for lobbyists, the exceptions of the ban on gifts for federal employees. The proposed rules arose because of a Presidential Executive Order which had called for the O.G.E. “to apply the lobbyist gift ban set forth [in the order] to all executive branch employees.”

The period for written comments ended yesterday, November 14. However, today the O.G.E. announced it is extending the comment period to December 14.

Today’s announcement may be found here. A copy of the of the original proposed rulemaking notice is available here.

This post follows an earlier LobbyComply post concerning this rule, O.G.E. Proposes New Rules on Lobbyist Gifts.

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