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House Republicans to introduce lobbying reform bill

After weeks of delays, the House Republican leadership plans to introduce a lobbying reform measure as early as today.

The details aren't fully known but the measure would temporarily bar lawmakers from privately financed trips and require lobbyists to disclose their gifts to lawmakers, according to The New York Times. It would also require more disclosure on eamarks.

The Senate was debating its lobbying reform bill last week but delayed consideration due to controversy over the sale of U.S. ports to a Middle East-owned company.

Get the Story:
House GOP moves on reform package (The Hill 3/15)
House Leaders Plan to Support Measure Restricting Lobbying (The New York Times 3/15)

Senate Lobbying Reform Bill:
Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2006 (S.2349) | Section-by-Section Summary

Other Lobbying Reform Bills:
Sen. McCain: Lobbying Transparency and Accountability Act of 2005 (S.2128) | Sen. McCain: Reducing Conflicts of Interests in the Representation of Indian Tribes Act of 2005 (S.1312)

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