Kelley Drye’s Campaign Finance and Political Law Practice
has prepared a client advisory entitled, "GAO Releases
Report On Federal Lobbying Disclosure Compliance."
On September 30, 2008, as mandated by the Honest Leadership
and Open Government Act of 2007 ("HLOGA"), the U.S.
Government Accountability Office ("GAO") issued a report
to congressional committees regarding lobbyist compliance
with the new disclosure provisions of HLOGA. In summary,
the GAO found that most registered lobbyists could provide
support for their filings and also found that newly
registered lobbyists largely met HLOGA’s reporting