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    This page contains bills sponsored by presidential contenders. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

05-S2128 on Dec 16, 2005

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: restricting lobbyist gifts & disclosing info on Internet
Source: Lobbying Transparency & Accountability Act (S.2128/H.R.4975)
EXCERPTS OF BILL:
  • Title I: Enhancing Lobbying Disclosure: Requires...
    1. quarterly instead of semiannual filing of lobbying disclosures reports;
    2. an annual report on registered lobbyists' contributions;
    3. maintenance of lobbying information in an electronic database, available to the public free of charge over the Internet;
    4. disclosure by registered lobbyists of all past executive and congressional employment; and
    5. disclosure of registered lobbyists' payments or reimbursements for travel and related expenses of government officials.
  • Title II: Oversight of Ethics and Lobbying: annual report to Congress on lobbying registration and reports for compliance or noncompliance by lobbyists and their clients.
  • Title III: Slowing the Revolving Door - Extends from one to two years the ban on lobbying contacts by former Members of Congress, and officers of the legislative branch; and prohibits former Congressional employees, within one year after leaving office, from making lobbying contacts with a Member or employee of Congress.
  • Title IV: Ban on Provision of Gifts or Travel by Lobbyists in Violation of the Rules of Congress: Prohibits a registered lobbyist from making a gift or providing travel to a Member or employee of Congress, unless the gift or travel may be accepted under the rules of the House or the Senate.
  • Title V: Commission to Strengthen Confidence in Congress Act of 2006 - Establishes a Commission to report to Congress on congressional ethics requirements and to recommend improvements to ethical safeguards.

LEGISLATIVE OUTCOME:Referred to Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs; Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar No. 369; never came to a vote.


  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Restrict lobbyist gifts & disclose lobbyist info on Internet
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill disclosing lobbyist info & gifts on Internet

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Democrats participating in 05-S2128

Bill Nelson s1oFL Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 05-S2128

Roy Blunt s1oMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
John Boehner s1oOhio Republican 
Conrad Burns s1oMT Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007) 
Eric Cantor s1oVirginia Republican 
Lincoln Chafee s1oRI Former Republican Senator (Lost re-election, 2006) 
Norm Coleman s1oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Tom Davis s1oVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
David Dreier s2pCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Vernon Ehlers s1oMichigan Republican (until 2010) 
Denny Hastert s1oIllinois Republican (Retired 2007) 
Doc Hastings s1oWashington Republican 
Jack Kingston s1oGA Republican Challenger 
Jon Kyl s1oAZ Republican Jr Senator (Retiring) 
John McCain s2pAZ Republican Sr Senator 
Michael McCaul s1oTexas Republican 
Deborah Pryce s1oOhio Republican 
Thomas Reynolds s1oNew York Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Jean Schmidt s1oOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Lamar Smith s1oTexas Republican 
Olympia Snowe s1oME Republican Sr Senator 



Independents participating in 05-S2128

Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 
Joseph Lieberman s1oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Adam Putnam s1oFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 20
Independents: 3


















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