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H.R.6520 - No Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying Act
To prohibit the use of appropriated funds for publicity, propaganda, or certain lobbying purposes, and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR PUBLICITY, PROPAGANDA, AND CERTAIN LOBBYING PURPOSES.
(a) Prohibition on Use of Funds- No part of the funds appropriated or made available by any Act may be used, other than for normal and recognized Federal executive-legislative relationships, for publicity or propaganda purposes, for the preparation, distribution, or use of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, publication, electronic communication, radio, television, or video presentation that is--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) designed to support or defeat the enactment of legislation before the Congress or any State or local legislature or legislative body, except in presentation by an officer or employee of the United States or its departments or agencies directly to the Congress; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Prohibition on Use of Funds for Salaries- No part of the funds appropriated or made available by any Act may be used to pay the salary or expenses of the recipient of any Federal grant or Federal contract, or agent acting for such recipient, related to any activity that is--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) designed to influence any regulation, administrative action, or Executive order proposed or pending before any State government, State legislature, or local legislature or legislative body,CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
other than for participation by an officer or employee of the United States or its departments or agencies in normal and recognized Federal executive-legislative relationships.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Construction- The prohibitions in subsections (a) and (b) shall include prohibitions on any activity to advocate or promote any proposed, pending, or future Federal, State, or local tax increase, or any proposed, pending, or future requirement or restriction on any legal consumer product, including its sale or marketing, including but not limited to the advocacy or promotion of gun control.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Certification- Each recipient of funds appropriated or made available by any Act of Congress shall, as a condition of the receipt of the funds, certify in writing that the recipient is in compliance with this section,
(f) Definitions- For purposes of this section, the terms ‘agency’, ‘Federal contract’, ‘Federal grant’, ‘local government’, ‘reasonable compensation’, ‘recipient’, and ‘State’ have the meanings given those terms in
(g) Applicability- This section applies to funds appropriated or made available before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act that are used on or after such date of enactment.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
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