2008 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists¿ Compliance with Disclosure Requirements
DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 39 pages
The Honest Leadership and Open Gov¿t. Act (HLOGA) of 2007 doubled the frequency of lobbyists¿ reporting and increased criminal and civil penalties. This is the 2nd report in response to the Act¿s requirement to: (1) determine the extent to which lobbyists can demonstrate compliance with the Act by providing support for info. on their registrations and reports; (2) describe challenges identified by lobbyists to comply with the Act; and (3) describe the resources and authorities available to the U.S. Attorney¿s Office efforts to enforce the Act. The auditor reviewed a sample of 100 lobbyist disclosure reports filed during the first 3 quarters of CY 2008. He also selected a random sample of 100 reports of fed. political contributions for mid-CY 2008. Tables.
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