Lobbying Registration and Disclosure: Before and After the Enactment of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 [April 22, 2011] [open pdf - 218KB]
"On September 14, 2007, President George W. Bush signed S. 1, the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-81), into law. The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA) amended the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) of 1995 (P.L. 104-65, as amended) to provide, among other changes to federal law and House and Senate rules, additional and more frequent disclosure of lobbying contacts and activities. This report focuses on changes made to lobbying registration, termination, and disclosure requirements and provides analysis of the volume of registration, termination, and disclosure reports filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate before and after the HLOGA's passage. This report does not analyze the content of these reports. [...] For further analysis on the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act and its other provisions, including amendments to House and Senate gift rules, travel restrictions, and campaign contributions, see CRS [Congressional Research Service] Report RL34166, 'Lobbying Law and Ethics Rules Changes in the 110th Congress', by Jack Maskell; CRS Report RL31126, 'Lobbying Congress: An Overview of Legal Provisions and Congressional Ethics Rules', by Jack Maskell; CRS Report RS22566, 'Acceptance of Gifts by Members and Employees of the House of Representatives Under New Ethics Rules of the 110th Congress', by Jack Maskell; CRS Report RL34377, 'Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007: The Role of the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate', by Jacob R. Straus; and CRS Report R40091, 'Campaign Finance: Potential Legislative and Policy Issues for the 111th Congress, by R. Sam Garrett'."
CRS Report for Congress, R40245
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