Grassley Bill Would Toughen Foreign Lobbying Rules

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced a bill this week that would toughen some of the disclosure rules for lobbyists working for foreign interests on Capitol Hill. The legislation is meant to strengthen the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), the law that’s intended to prevent undue foreign influence in domestic policy. Grassley’s bill… Read more »

Trump Announces Rigid Lobbying Ban

The transition team for President-elect Donald Trump announced this week that anyone who serves in the Trump administration will need to terminate any lobbying registrations and pledge not to lobby again for five years after leaving the administration. The policy announcement came after criticism over Trump’s inclusion of registered lobbyists on the transition team despite… Read more »