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Lobbying and the law

Deborah T. Ashford

Lobbying and the law

a guide to federal tax law limitations on legislative and political activities by nonprofit organizations

by Deborah T. Ashford

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Published by Hogan & Hartson, Frank & Co. in [Washington, D.C.], [McLean, Va.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Lobbying -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Nonprofit organizations -- Taxation -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Nonprofit organizations -- Political activity -- Law and legislation -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDeborah T. Ashford, Robert H. Frank.
      ContributionsFrank, Robert H.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF4948.Z9 A84 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1641310M
      LC Control Number91194999

      The comments to Rule identify “legislative lobbying” as a “law-related service.” Rule , Comment [9]. Indeed, the reference to “legislative lobbying” in the comments to Rule played a central role in the UPL Committee’s conclusion that U.S. legislative lobbying does not involve the practice of law. See UPL Opinion at 3. Although a number of lobbying statutes have been enacted that regulate special situations—such as lobbying by the agents of foreign governments, employees of holding companies, and firms affected by various federal shipping laws—the Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act remains the only comprehensive law governing the practice of lobbying.

      The enactment of federal lobbying disclosure laws in has made it easier to count. See generally infra part I.B. (discussing the new regulations). As of , 15, lobbyists had registered under the new law. See BRUCE C. WOLPE & BERTRAM J. LEVINE, LOBBYING CONGRESS: HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS 7 (2d ed. ). Under the law, only the. Both direct lobbying and grassroots lobbying communications refer to or reflect a view on legislation. A "covered" official is one who is identified by law as a policy maker or advisor. Under the Lobbying Disclosure Act, this generally includes members of Congress, their staffs, committee staffs, and executive branch officials.

        The counties association spent about $, lobbying the state in and , and during the first six months of this year it expended $,, more than all but three other lobbyists in Wisconsin, according to the Government Accountability Board.   “Lobbyist.” Any individual, association, corporation, partnership, business trust or other entity that engages in lobbying on behalf of a principal for economic consideration. The term includes an attorney at law while engaged in lobbying. 65 Pa. Stat. and Cons. Stat. Ann. § 13A Puerto Rico.


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