Thursday, August 2, 2007

Congress Passes Lobbying Reform

Given that the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute is housed by CCPS and CCPS is directed by one of the nation's authorities on lobbying reform (Jim Thurber), we take a particular interest in lobbying. So it is worth noting that today an overwhelming bipartisan majority in the Senate passed the lobbying reform bill that also easily passed in the House of Representatives earlier this week. The bill includes several provisions that Professor Thurber advocated for when he testified in front of the Senate's Committee on Rules and Administration in February 2006 (link).

The White House has not yet indicated whether the President will sign the legislation. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

I am sure that President Bush will sign the legislation.