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  • Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements

    GAO Report

    . For the 2014 reporting period, most lobbyists provided documentation for key elements of their disclosure reports to demonstrate compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 as amended (LDA). For lobbying disclosure (LD-2) reports and political contributions (LD-203) reports filed during the third and fourth quarter of 2013 and the first and second quarter of 2014, GAO estimates that GAO reviewed a stratified random sample of 100 quarterly disclosure LD2 reports filed for the third and

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  • Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements

    GAO Report

    United States Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Committees March 2015 2014 LOBBYING DISCLOSURE Observations on Lobbyists’ Compliance with Disclosure Requirements GAO-15-310 March 2015 2014 LOBBYING DISCLOSURE Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements Highlights of GAO-15-310, a report to congressional committees Why GAO Did This Study What GAO Found LDA requires lobbyists to file quarterly lobbying disclosure reports and semiannual reports on

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  • Requests for Nominations: Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

    Pre-release Notice Interior Department

    ...industry; (8) Hunting and shooting sports outreach and education organizations; (9) Tourism, outfitter, and/or guide industries related to hunting and/or shooting sports; and (10) Tribal resource management organizations. The Council functions solely as an advisory body and in compliance with provisions of the FACA. Individuals who are federally registered lobbyists are ineligible to serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils in an individual capacity. The term “individual

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  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016

    "...nd dollars less. Maybe you have got a great powerful lobbyist who is getting you a special break, so that when the normal person has to pay regular tax rates, you get a special deduction. Now, some of the deductions are for good causes, but many are not. And where do most of those tax breaks go--or should I say a disproportionate amount of those tax benefits, often put there by powerful lobbyists? Again, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that 17 percent of the benefits of those ta..."

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  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016

    "... get a lower rate than money earned from hard work, like most Americans do every day. When you look at the fact that 17 percent of the tax breaks in the country go to people in the top 1 percent, it is the Tax Code itself that is currently rigged in favor of powerful special interests. Why should it be rigged against working people and in favor of people who can afford to hire powerful lobbyists to get tax breaks for themselves that benefit nobody else? That doesn't make any sense. Today, just..."

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  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016

    "...those deductions if you are laying off workers or you are cutting their wages. Corporations deducted about $70 billion in CEO bonuses over a 3-year period, from 2007 to 2010. We say: Why should the taxpayers be doing that for corporations that are cutting pay for their employees? Our Republican colleagues continue to embrace a tax code that is rigged in favor of folks who have powerful lobbyists here to get special interest deductions. That is why the top 1 percent get 17 percent of the value o..."

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  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016

    "...wer our economy by making sure we have an economy that works for all people, not just folks at the very top; that economic growth is based on an economy where hard work translates into higher incomes for everybody; and that we have a tax system that rewards work, not one riddled with tax breaks where 17 percent of those tax breaks goes to the top 1 percent. That is a tax code written by lobbyists. We want a tax code that is fair to the American people and the American worker. Mr. Chairman, I am..."

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  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016

    "...cans are able to make bigger paychecks through harder work, and that is why we proposed to change the Tax Code from one that is currently skewed and tilted in favor of unearned income and simply making money off of money and against people who make money off of hard work. Why is the Tax Code skewed that way today? Probably because a lot of people who could afford to pay a lot of wealthy lobbyists made it that way. Yet the Republican budget doesn't close a single tax break for the purposes of re..."

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  • Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)

    THE BUDGET AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM

    "...If we are cutting Medicaid by hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 10 years, if we are cutting the SNAP program by tens of billions of dollars or more, maybe even higher than that over the next 10 years, and if we are not doing the right thing on children's health insurance--and I could go down a longer list--then we are not doing what we need to do for children. They don't have lobbyists, they don't give campaign contributions, they don't have power, and they may be voiceless, but we ha..."

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  • Requests for Nominations: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission

    Pre-release Notice National Park Service

    ...allowed such expenses under section 5703 of title 5 of the United State Code. Individuals who are Federally registered lobbyists are ineligible to serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils in an individual capacity. The term “individual capacity” refers to individuals who are appointed to exercise their own individual best judgment on behalf of the government, such as when they are designated Special Government Employees, rather than being appointed to represent a particular...

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