Lobbying Disclosure and Congressional Revolving Door Bills Introduced - State and Federal Communications

May 25, 2018  •  

Lobbying Disclosure and Congressional Revolving Door Bills Introduced

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 money laundering.

A rather ambitious House bill aimed at restoring trust in Congress would impose a lifetime ban on lobbying for members.

House Bill 5946 would also prohibit members of Congress from being paid if Congress has not approved a budget on a timely basis; eliminate automatic pay adjustments; prohibit first-class airline accommodations; and prohibit House consideration of measures lacking demonstrable bipartisan support.

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