July 18, 2017 •
Lobbyist Group Recommends Review of US Lobbying Laws
On July 17, the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics (NILE) called on the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Government Accountability Office to review current lobbying laws with the aim of strengthening any deficiencies in the rules. NILE is a professional organization for governmental affairs professionals working at the federal, state, and local level.
“Continued news reports about the deregistering of lobbyists and ‘shadow lobbying’ to skirt past Obama and Trump Administration rules has greatly concerned the government relations profession,” NILE President Paul A. Miller stated in the organization’s press release. Miller continued, “Changes do need to be made to the current [Lobbying Disclosure Act] if we are to keep pace with how ‘lobbying’ is conducted today.”
Earlier this year, NILE issued wide-ranging recommendations for lobbying law reform on the federal level.
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