Panel Softens Lobbying Bill Provisions

Friday, May 18, 2007

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The House Judiciary Committee on May 17 stripped from the lobbying reform bill a proposal to limit the lobbying activity of congressional officials once they enter the private sector and soundly defeated two other top priorities of government watchdog groups. The broad bipartisan votes against lobbying limits for lawmakers and staff, against disclosure rules for lobbying firms conducting communications campaigns, and against limits on lavish parties at national conventions, underscores the opposition of many Democrats to reforms favored by left-leaning advocacy groups.

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POSTED: Friday, May 18, 2007

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