H.R.346 - Congressional Integrity Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11] (Introduced 01/05/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/31/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.346 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/05/2017)
Congressional Integrity Act
This bill amends the federal criminal code to increase to five years the post-employment lobbying ban on a former member of the U.S. Senate (currently, two years) or a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (currently, one year).
Additionally, the bill amends the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to revise the definition of "lobbyist." Currently, a lobbyist is an individual who: (1) is employed or retained by a client for compensation, (2) makes more than one lobbying contact, and (3) spends at least 20% of the time working for that client on lobbying activities. This bill broadens the term lobbyist to include an individual who spends less than 20% of the time working for a client on lobbying activities, if that individual is a former Member of Congress.