Congress Releases Updated Guidance Regarding Semi-Annual Reporting of Certain Contributions
July 17, 2008
On July 16, 2008, the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House ("Congress") released updated guidance for preparation by lobbying registrants and individual registered lobbyists of the new LD-203 report, which is due on July 30, 2008. Under the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 ("HLOGA"), active registrants and individuals who have been listed as active lobbyists by their employer-registrant must file a contribution report (LD-203), including if the lobbyist has been "active" for any part of the semi-annual period. The changes to the Guidance principally involve the list of examples of what should (and need not) be reported, which are set forth at the end of Part 7 of the congressional Lobbying Disclosure Act Guidance document.

The Campaign Finance & Political Law practice has prepared a client advisory discussing the highlights of the July 16th Congressional Guidance and outlining the specific issues covered in the Guidance.