Prior to adjourning for the August recess, the United States House and Senate adopted significant changes in the laws governing legislative advocacy. These new requirements will potentially affect any entity engaged in lobbying activities.

While some of the modifications included in the House and Senate packages apply only to entities that are hired specifically to lobby Congress or who employ in-house lobbyists, many provisions such as the gift rules, reporting requirements and employment restrictions will affect any entity that is involved in federal advocacy, regardless of whether these services are performed by in-house employees or outside consultants. For that reason, we have prepared the attached detailed memorandum that sets forth the key elements of this legislation.

If you have any questions regarding the new rules or any aspect of this memo, please feel free to call your primary contact at Drinker Biddle, or any member of our Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group, for additional information.
Source: Government & Regulatory Affairs Alert
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