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Title: Lobbying and Donation Regulations
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that increases regulations on members of Congress regarding lobbyists and donations.
- Increases the mandatory waiting period before becoming a lobbyist to two years after leaving office for former Senators and senior executive personnel, one year for former members of the House of Representatives, and one year for officers and staff of the Senate [Title I (Sec. 101)].
- Requires that every six months lobbyists disclose all donations made to Federal candidates or officeholders, leadership Political Action Committees (PAC's), or political party committees that were greater than or equal to $200 [Title II (Sec. 203 [a])].
- Requires candidate committees, leadership PAC's, and political party committees to disclose bundled contributions by a lobbyist totaling over $15,000 within a six-month period [Title II (Sec. 204)].
- Prohibits members of the House from participating in events that honor them at the presidential nominating convention for the party in which they belong if the event is directly paid for by a registered lobbyist unless they are a candidate for president or vice president at the convention [Title III (Sec. 305)].
- Prohibits any member of Congress from participating in the Civil Service Retirement System if convicted of bribery, fraud, perjury, corruption, conspiracy or other related offenses [Title IV (Sec. 401 [a])].
- Requires a Senator who intends to object to proceeding to a measure to submit a notice of intent in writing to the Majority or Minority leader and, no less than six session days after the submission of the notice, submit a notice to the Congressional Record that states the Senator's objection and details the reasons [Title V (Sec. 512)].
- Requires that Senators who submit earmark requests on a bill or committee report be identified as the sponsor of their requests on a publicly accessible congressional website at least 48 hours before the item comes to a vote [Tile V (Sec. 521)].
- Requires that Senators, candidates for Senate, or Presidential candidates using non-commercial air travel pay the fair market value of the usual charter fare or rental charge for a comparable plane of comparable size [Title VI (Sec. 601)].
- Prohibits House members and candidates from accepting travel on an aircraft unless it is operated by a commercial carrier, an entity of the Federal government, or the government of any state [Title VI (Sec. 601)].