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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

DRAIN the SWAMP Act
Deter Revolving-door Appointments in our Nation; Stop Washington Appointees from becoming Manipulative Petitioners Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 to restrict the lobbying activities of former political appointees, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
12/08/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
12/22/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
12/08/2016Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/08/2016Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H7401-7402)
Action By: House of Representatives
12/08/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]* 12/08/2016
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 12/08/2016
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]* 12/08/2016
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 12/08/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary12/08/2016 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice12/22/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/08/2016)

Deter Revolving-door Appointments in our Nation; Stop Washington Appointees from becoming Manipulative Petitioners Act or the DRAIN the SWAMP Act

This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise post-employment lobbying restrictions on senior executive branch officials and employees.

Specifically, it imposes a five-year ban on communications by a former political appointee with the intent to influence officers or employees at their former executive branch agency or department.

The term political appointee includes certain senior political officials compensated on the Executive Schedule; limited term, limited emergency, and noncareer appointees in the Senior Executive Service; and employees in confidential or policy-determining positions in the excepted service.

Additionally, the bill amends the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 to impose a lifetime ban on lobbying by a former political appointee on behalf of a foreign government or foreign political party.