Summary

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the President, the Vice President, Members of Congress, and other officers of the executive branch from lobbying on behalf... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Mar 29, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Mar 29, 2012

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the President, the Vice President, Members of Congress, and other officers of the executive branch from lobbying on behalf of foreign governments or instrumentalities for 10 years after leaving office.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Foreign Lobbying Reform Act''.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON LOBBYING FOR FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS.

(a) Prohibition on Lobbying.--Section 207 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(m) Additional Restrictions Relating to Foreign Entities.-- ``(1) In general.--In addition to the restrictions contained in subsection (f), any person who serves in a position described in paragraph (2) and who, within 10 years after leaving that position, knowingly-- ``(A) represents a foreign entity before any Member, officer, or employee of either House of Congress, or any officer or employee of a department or agency of the executive branch, with the intent to influence a decision of such officer, employee, or Member, in his or her official capacity, or ``(B) aids or advises a foreign entity with the intent to influence a decision of any Member, officer, or employee of either House of Congress, or any officer or employee of a department or agency of the executive branch, in his or her official capacity, shall be punished as provided in section 216 of this title. ``(2)...

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