House Passes Sweeping Ethics and Lobbying Rule Changes
Kelley Drye Client Advisory
January 10, 2007
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed sweeping ethics and lobbying rule changes, including a gift ban and significant new travel restrictions. The gift ban takes effect immediately; the travel restrictions take effect March 1, 2007. This advisory briefly describes these changes and the practical implications for lobbyists and companies or organizations that employ or retain lobbyists.