2009 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists¿ Compliance with Disclosure Requirements
DIANE Publishing, 2010 - 41 pages
The Honest Leadership and Open Gov¿t. Act of 2007 amended the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (LDA). This report is in response to the LDA¿s requirement for an annual audit to: (1) determine the extent to which lobbyists can demonstrate compliance with the LDA by providing support for info. on their registrations and reports; (2) identify challenges and potential improvements to compliance for registered lobbyists; and (3) describe the efforts the U.S. Attorney¿s Office for D.C. has made to improve its enforcement of the LDA. Ekstrand reviewed a random sample of 134 lobbying disclosure reports filed from the in 2008 and 2009. He also sampled 100 reports listing contributions and 100 reports listing no contributions. Illustrations.
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