Category: Lobbying Reform

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Study of Corporate Charitable Giving Shows How Disclosure Rules Can Affect Companies

In March, a group of economists issued a study examining patterns of charitable giving by corporate foundations. Through data and analysis, the group found a connection between corporate charitable giving and lobbying efforts. One particular finding was that corporate foundations favored supporting charities directly linked to politicians. As the New York Times points out in … Continue Reading

Major FARA Changes Move Forward in Congress as House Marks Up Bill

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the House Judiciary Committee voted 15-6 to report the Disclosing Foreign Influence Act (H.R. 4170) out of committee, taking a major step toward amending the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (FARA). As discussed in an earlier update, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Representative Mike Johnson introduced identical bills … Continue Reading