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This is a resource document for lobbying disclosure (in the very broad sense). It is a work in progress. It contains the following sections:

Contents

Relevant legislation (with links to the act, committee reports, etc.)

  1. Big picture list
  2. Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007
    1. HLOGA (PDF)
    2. House Committee Report (110-161) (PDF)
    3. Post employment lobbying restrictions staff list
  3. Judicial Disclosure Responsibility Act of 2007
    1. P.L. 110-24 (PDF)
  4. Reform Earmarks Process resolution (2006)
    1. H. Res 1000, amends House Rule XXI 9(a) to place all bills and conference reports containing earmarks online
    2. House Report 109-655 (PDF)
  5. Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA)
    1. P.L. 107-155 (PDF)
  6. Lobbying Disclosure Technical Amendments Act of 1998
    1. P.L. 105-166 (PDF)
    2. Was S. 758
    3. S. Rep. 105-147 (PDF)
  7. Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995
    1. P.L. 104-65, December 19, 1995 (PDF)
    2. Presidential Signing Statement on Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (PDF)
    3. House Committee Report (104-339), November 14, 1995 (PDF)
  8. Government Printing Office Electronic Information Access Enhancement Act of 1993 (S. 564)
    1. P.L. 103-40
  9. Ethics Reform Act of 1989 (plus later technical amendments) (H.R. 3660)
    1. George H.W. Bush Signing Statement
  10. Ethics in Government Act 1978 (includes Public Official Integrity Act, which established Senate code of conduct)
  11. Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1971 (with many amendments)
    1. See 1974 amendments
    2. See PL 104-79 to allow electronic filing
    3. FY 2000 Appropriations Bill, requires House and President to electronically file
  12. Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (79th Congress; req'd disclosure of lobbyists) (See Title III: Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act, replaced by LDA)
  13. Mutual Security Act of 1954 (requires filing of foreign travel reports reflecting reimbursement of travel by the federal government)
  14. Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938
    1. 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq.
    2. Department of Justice Rulemaking, June 5, 2003

Links to relevant sections of the U.S. Code

  1. Federal Election Campaigns Title II Chapter 14
  2. Congressional Accountability Title II Chapter 24 (applying federal laws to congress)
  3. Disclosure of Lobbying Activities: Title II Chapter 26
  4. Political Activities of State and Local Activities: Title V Chapter 15
  5. Inspector General Act of 1978: Title 5a
  6. Ethics in Government Act: Title 5a
  7. Foreign Gifts and Decorations (mostly repealed) : Title 22 Chapter 37
  8. Foreign Agents and Propaganda: title 22 Chapter 11
  9. Disclosure of Classified Information: Title 18 USC 798
  10. Public Printing and Documents: Title 44
  11. Election Administration Improvement Title 42 Chapter 146
  12. Information Technology Management Title 40 Subtitle III
  13. Public Contracts Title 41
  14. Money and Finance: Title 31

Links to House and Senate Rules

Senate

  1. Rules:
    1. Senate Code of Official Conduct
      1. Rule 34: Public Financial Disclosure
      2. Rule 35: Gifts
      3. Rule 40: Franking
      4. Rule 41: Potential Fund Designess
      5. Rule 41(6): Supervisor’s Reports on Individuals Performing Senate Services
      6. See overview of Senate Code of Conduct, March 2007
    2. Senate Ethics Manual (S. Pub 108-1); last published 108th Congress, 1st session
    3. Committees
      1. Senate Ethics Committee
      2. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

House

  1. Rules:
    1. H. Res. 6 (110th Cong)
    2. H. Res 648 (Feb. 1, 2006)
  2. Committees:
    1. Committee on Standards of Official Conduct

Links to executive branch entities that oversee compliance

Judiciary

  1. Federal Courts

Executive Branch

  1. Executive Agencies
    1. United States Office of Government Ethics
    2. Federal Elections Commission
      1. See legislation
    3. Federal Inspectors General
  2. Executive Orders
    1. March 20, 2009 Obama Memo on “Ensuring Responsible Spending of Recovery Act Funds”
  3. Forms
    1. Request Executive Branch Public Financial Disclosure Reports (SF-278)

Where the databases are located

States

  1. https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/sunlightfoundation.com/ccc?key=p1p_ebIzxEehQXSv6jmqdZw&inv=dschuman@sunlightfoundation.com&t=7687996695591894418&guest (courtesy Nisha)

On line resources

  1. Lobbying Disclosure Act Database, available from the Senate Office of Public Records
  2. Site where lobbyists must file their disclosure reports
  3. Many documents are available with the Senate Office of Public Records or the House Clerk's Office

Guidance on complying with lobbying disclosure

  1. House of Representatives Guide to Lobbying Disclosure Act
  2. Senate Lobbying Disclosure Information
  3. Senate Lobbying Disclosure Act Guidance, Rev. Feb. 3, 2009

Background resources from legislative support agencies

  1. See Sunlight Proposed LDA
  2. U.S. Government Entities with Ethics/Conduct related authority (PDF)
  3. CRS Report: “Lobbying Disclosure: Themes and Issues, 110th Congress” by R. Eric Peterson, May 29, 2007 (PDF)
  4. CRS Report: “Lobbying Law and Ethics Rules Changes in the 110th Congress” September 18, 2007
  5. GAO Report: “2008 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirement” April 2009 (PDF)
  6. GAO Report: “Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with New Disclosure Requirements” September 2008 (PDF)
  7. GAO Report: “Post-Government Employment Restrictions and Foreign Agent Registration: Additional Action Needed to Enhance Implementation of Requirements” July 2008 (PDF)
  8. CRS Report: “Lobbying Congress: An Overview of Legal Provisions and Congressional Ethics Rules” December 27, 2006 (PDF)
  9. GAO Letter to Senator Levin: “Information on States' Lobbying Disclosure Requirements” May 2, 1997 (PDF)
  10. CRS Report: “Enforcement of Congressional Rules of Conduct: An Historical Overview” November 11, 2008
  11. CRS Report: “Senate Select Committee on Ethics: A Brief History of Its Evolution and Jurisdiction” updated March 26, 2008
  12. CRS Report: "Congress and Pressure Groups: Lobbying in a Modern Democracy" June 1986 (PDF)
  13. Report to Congress by Independent Counsel in the Michael Deaver case: "Executive Branch Lobbying: Report to Congress on the Nature, Effects and Need for Regulation of Executive Branch Lobbying" (PDF)

Media coverage

  1. “Revolving Door, Bailout Edition” Mother Jones, April 9, 2009
  2. “Congress Plays Hide and Seek with Disclosure Documents” Bill Allison, Washington Examiner, April 9, 2009
  3. “Executive Branch Ethics: Let the Light Shine In” op-ed, New York Times, Whitney North Seymour Jr.

Sunlight resources (including all relevant blog posts)

  1. Transparency Wiki: Transparency Hub
  2. Transparency Timeline
  3. Upcoming transparency events
  4. Our Open Government List (OOGL) – voting on what the Open Government Directive should address
  5. Sunlight 3 page agenda
  6. Transparency in Government Act (on public markup)
  7. Lisa's proposed reform of LDA from Jan 9, 2009
  8. Blogposts (by Tag)
    1. Lobbying Disclosure
      1. "Obama's Stimulus Plan: The Movie," Daniel Schuman, May 12, 2009
      2. "Lobbying Disclosures Due Today," Paul Blumenthal, April 20, 2009
      3. "Countering the Reward Method of Corruption," Paul Blumenthal, April 14, 2009
      4. “A Vision of Real Time Lobbying Disclosure,” John Wonderlich, April 7, 2009
      5. “In Case You Weren't Convinced,” Paul Blumenthal, March 30, 2009
      6. “Lobbyists May Subvert Disclosure Laws to Lobby on Stimulus,” March 27, 2009
      7. “Recovery Lobbying Rules: Reversing the Disclosure Burden,” Paul Blumenthal, March 23, 2009
      8. “Apply New Lobby Rules Across the Board,” Paul Blumenthal, March 20, 2009
      9. “Obama Promises Much Tighter Lobbying Disclosure for Recovery Funds," Paul Blumenthal, March 20, 2009
      10. “Telling the Real Story,” Paul Blumenthal, March 3, 2009
      11. “International Sunlight,” Paul Blumenthal, February 29, 2008
      12. “New filing Requirements Will Reveal New Information,” Ellen Miller, February 5, 2008
      13. “Immigration Battle Exposes Inadequacies of Lobby Disclosure,” Bill Allison, June 27, 2007
    2. Lobbying Reform
      1. “Total Transparency Lobbying Form,” Ellen Miller, November 21, 2008
      2. “Is There More Backsliding on Earmark Reform,” Bill Allison, June 30, 2007
      3. “Congressional Staff Need to be Transparent Too,” Bill Allison, June 20, 2007
      4. “Lobbying Bill Vote Underway,” Paul Blumenthal, May 24, 2007
      5. “Amendments Submitted for the Lobbying Reform Bill,” Paul Blumenthal, May 23, 2007
      6. “Lobbying Bill Markup,” Paul Blumenthal, May 17, 2007
      7. “Put Personal Financial Disclosures Online,” Paul Blumenthal, May 14, 2007
      8. “Why We Need Faster Lobbying Disclosure II,” Bill Allison, December 21, 2006
    3. LDA
      1. "Preview of New White House Lobbying Policy," John Wonderlich, May 29, 2009
      2. "White House Lobbying Meeting: Public Debrief," John Wonderlich, May 6, 2009
      3. "New OMB Memo Clarifies Lobbying Restrictions," John Wonderlich, April 12, 2009
      4. "A Vision of Real-Time Lobbying Disclosure," John Wonderlich, April 7, 2009
      5. “Foreign Lobbying Around Bailout?,” Paul Blumenthal, March 17, 2009
    4. HLOGA
      1. "Countering the Reward Method of Corruption," Paul Blumenthal, April 14, 2009
      2. “GAO: Small Number of Lobbying Disclosures Are Wrong,” Paul Blumenthal, April 2, 2009
      3. “Telling the Real Story,” Paul Blumenthal, March 3, 2009
      4. “Congressional Lobbying Databases Updated,” Paul Blumenthal, January 27, 2009
      5. “FEC Thwarts Transparency,” Ellen Miller, December 19, 2008
      6. “Secret Hold on Bailout Oversight Lifted,” Paul Blumenthal, December 4, 2008
      7. “More on the Bailout Oversight Hold,” Paul Blumenthal, December 3, 2008
      8. “Caribbean Island Trip and Ethics Loopholes,” Paul Blumenthal, December 2, 2008
      9. “Hold Put On Bailout Oversight Office,” Paul Blumenthal, December 1, 2008
      10. “Reform Effect on Lobbyists,” Paul Blumenthal, October 28, 2008
      11. “In Broad Daylight: Massage Chairs and Sled Dogs,” Paul Blumenthal, September 9, 2009
    5. Lobbyists
      1. "New Lobbying Rules Round-Up," Paul Blumenthal, June 2, 2009
      2. "After FEC Eviscerates Bundling Disclosure Law, Only One Bundler Discloses," Paul Blumenthal, May 22, 2009
      3. "We Don't Need No Education," Paul Blumenthal, May 19, 2009
      4. "The Grim State of Affairs for Car Dealerships," Paul Blumenthal, May 14, 2009
      5. "Listing Earmarks in Lobbying Disclsures," Paul Blumenthal, May 13, 2009
      6. "Connecting Links: Criticism of Obama's Stimulus Lobbying Rules," Paul Blumenthal, May 12, 2009
      7. "The Lobbying Power of the Groups at the Presidential Health Care Pow-Wow," Paul Blumenthal, May 11, 2009
      8. "Should Lobbyists Be Required to Disclose Anything?" Paul Blumenthal, May 8, 2009
      9. "Raising the Expectation of Professionalism," Paul Blumenthal, May 6, 2009
      10. "Another Three Agencies Begin Posting Recovery Act Lobbying Contacts," Paul Blumenthal, April 29, 2009
      11. "Lobbyists Skirt Stimulus Lobbying Rules; Lower Registration Threshold," Paul Blumenthal, April 28, 2009
      12. "Meeting Becomes Example for Lobbyist Contact Disclosure," Paul Blumenthal, April 27, 2009
      13. "Thoughts on a Lord of Finance's Schedule," Paul Blumenthal, April 27, 2009
      14. "Should We Increase Lobbying Disclosure Requirements for Bailout Firms?" Paul Blumenthal, April 24, 2009
      15. "Three More Agencies Begin Posting Recovery Act Lobbying Contacts," Paul Blumenthal, April 22, 2009
      16. "The FCC, Ex Parte Communications, and Lobbying for Recovery Funds," Paul Blumenthal, April 22, 2009
      17. "PMA Group Brought Large Return on Investment for Clients," Paul Blumenthal, April 21, 2009
      18. "Is Obama's Revolving Door Rule Bad Policy?" Paul Blumenthal, April 20, 2009
      19. "Lobbying Disclosures Due Today," Paul Blumenthal, April 20, 2009
      20. "Decline in Campaign Fund Fortunes for PMA-linked Trio," Paul Blumenthal, April 17, 2009
      21. "Agencies Begin to Post Recovery Lobbying Contacts," Paul Blumenthal, April 15, 2009
      22. "Stimulus Lobbying Disclosure Order: No Legal Problem," Daniel Schuman, April 14, 2009
      23. "Revolving Door Bailout Army," Paul Blumenthal, April 9, 2009
      24. "Return on Lobbying Investment: 22,000%," Paul Blumenthal, April 9, 2009
      25. "GAO: Small Number of Lobbying Disclosures Are Wrong," Paul Blumenthal, April 2, 2009
      26. “Gillibrand's Sunlight Report Pulls Back The Curtain,” Paul Blumenthal, April 2, 2009
      27. “Which Came First, the Lobbyist or the Company?” Paul Blumenthal, March 25, 2009
      28. “The Details on Recovery Lobbying Rules,” Paul Blumenthal, March 23, 2009
      29. “Financial Sector Spent $5 Billion on Political Influence,” Paul Blumenthal, March 4, 2009
      30. “OGE Issues First Memo on Obama Ethics Order,” Paul Blumenthal, February 17, 2009
      31. “PMA Group Investigation,” Paul Blumenthal, February 11, 2009
      32. “Possible Justice Department Appointee to Require Lobbyist Waiver,” Paul Blumenthal, February 6, 2009
      33. “Transparency, Shmansparency,” Paul Blumenthal, February 6, 2009
      34. “And We're Back,” Paul Blumenthal, January 5, 2009
      35. “You Spin Me Right Round,” Paul Blumenthal, January 29, 2009
      36. “Washington State Lobbyist Disclosure,” Paul Blumenthal, October 17, 2008
    6. Lobbying Regulations
      1. "Obama's Stimulus Lobbying Rules: The Movie," Daniel Schuman, May 12, 2009
      2. “First FOIA Response on SF-LLLs,” Bill Allison, March 6, 2007
      3. “Looking into Lobbying Federal Contracts and Grants,” Bill Allison, February 2, 2007
      4. “Why We Need Faster Lobbying Disclosure,” Bill Allison, December 20, 2006
    7. Foreign Agent Registration Act
      1. “FARA Reports Shine Light on Dubai Dealings,” Paul Blumenthal, November 19, 2008
      2. “FARAdb Allows Digital Digging into Details of Lobbying,” Bill Allison, October 2, 2008
      3. “Foreign Agents Lobbying Reform,” Ellen Miller, June 12, 2008
      4. “McCain Campaign Loses a Foreign Agent Whose Firm is on the Saudi Payroll,” Bill Allison, May 19, 2008
      5. “Paying to not Play: Revisiting the Iron Triangle,” Bill Allison, April 16, 2008
      6. “FARA Puts Some Records Online,” Bill Allison, May 30, 2007
    8. Transparency
      1. "Help Sunlight Bid on Recovery.gov," Paul Blumenthal, June 17, 2009
      2. "Obama Blocks Visitor Log Disclosure," Paul BLumenthal, June 16, 2009
      3. "What's The Matter with New York?" Paul Blumenthal, June 9, 2009
      4. "Member Expenses Continued," Paul Blumenthal, June 5, 2009
      5. "Senate Judiciary Committee Posts Sotomayor Questionnaire Online," Paul Blumenthal, June 4, 2009
      6. "FDA Creates Transparency Task Force," Paul Blumenthal, June 2, 2009
      7. "New Lobbying Rules Round-Up," Paul Blumenthal, June 2, 2009
      8. "Redesigning the Government: The U.S. Supreme Court," Daniel Schuman, June 2, 2009
      9. "Congressional Statements of Expenditures, the MP Expense Scandal and the Case for Transparency," Paul Blumenthal, May 27, 2009
      10. "Open Government Initiative Open for Comment," Paul Blumenthal, May 22, 2009
      11. "Five Day Fail, Again," Paul Blumenthal, May 20, 2009
      12. "We Don't Need No Education," Paul Blumenthal, May 19, 2009
      13. "Listing "Earmarks" in Lobbying Disclosures," Paul Blumenthal, May 13, 2009
      14. "Connecting Links: Criticism of Obama's Stimulus Lobbying Rules," Paul Blumenthal, May 12, 2009
      15. "Should Lobbyists Be Required to Disclose Anything?" Paul Blumenthal, May 8, 2009
      16. "Disclosure Calvinball?" Paul Blumenthal, May 8, 2009
      17. "The Insufficient Lobbying Disclosure Act," Paul Blumenthal, May 7, 2009
      18. "Reviewing Last Week's National Dialogue on Recovery IT," Greg Elin, May 6, 2009
      19. "Raising the Expectation of Professionalism," Paul Blumenthal, May 6, 2009
      20. "Why Transparency?" Paul Blumenthal, May 5, 2009
      21. "They Cared to Comment," Lisa Chiu, May 5, 2009
      22. "EPA Administrator Begins Posting Daily Schedule," Paul Blumenthal, April 30, 2009
      23. "They Frankly Own the Place," Paul Blumenthal, April 30, 2009
      24. "No Web Site Left Behind," Nisha Thompson, April 30, 2009
      25. "Another Three Agencies Begin Posting Recovery Act Lobbying Contacts," Paul Blumenthal, April 29, 2009
      26. "Sen. Klobuchar Supports S. 482!" Paul Blumenthal, April 29, 2009
      27. "Draping Transparency Over the TARP," Paul Blumenthal, April 29, 2009
      28. "Senate Obstinacy on Electronic Filing," Paul Blumenthal, April 28
      29. "Sen. Merkley Endorses S. 482," Paul Blumenthal, April 28, 2009
      30. "Meeting Becomes Example for Lobbyist Contact Disclosure," Paul Blumenthal, April 27, 2009
      31. "Thoughts on a Lord of Finance's Schedule," Paul Blumenthal, April 27, 2009
      32. "EPA Administrator Promises Transparency, Engagement," Paul Blumenthal, April 24, 2009
      33. "Should We Increase Lobbying Disclosure Requirements for Bailout Firms?" Paul Blumenthal, April 24, 2009
      34. "Another Cosponsor for S. 482!" Paul Blumenthal, April 23, 2009
      35. "Transparency for Bird Strikes," Paul Blumenthal, April 22, 2009
      36. "Three more Agencies Begin Posting Recovery Act Lobbying Contracts," Paul Blumenthal, April 22, 2009
      37. "The FCC, Ex Parte Communications, and Lobbying for Recovery Funds," Paul Blumenthal, April 22, 2009
      38. "White House CTO: Aneesh Chopra," Paul Blumenthal, April 20, 2009
      39. "Reaching for the Probity of Brick," Paul Blumenthal, April 17, 2009
      40. "Dodd Story Reveals Failure of Senate on Electronic Filing," Paul Blumenthal, April 17, 2009
      41. "FEC Backs Electronic Filing," Paul Blumenthal, April 16, 2009
      42. "Agencies Begin to Post Recovery Lobbying Contacts," Paul Blumenthal, April 15, 2009
      43. "A Review of Obama's Five Day Pledge," Paul Blumenthal, April 10, 2009
      44. “Revolving Door Bailout Army,” Paul Blumenthal, April 9, 2009
      45. “Return on Lobbying Investment: 22,000%,” Paul Blumenthal, April 9, 2009
      46. “Every Obama Administration Personal Financial Disclosure,” Paul Blumenthal, April 8, 2009
      47. “Top 10 Measurements for Transparency," Ellen Miller, April 5, 2009
      48. “Senate Votes in Support of Future Federal Reserve Lending Transparency,” Paul Blumenthal, April 2, 2009
      49. “Wash. Times Supports S. 482,” Paul Blumenthal, March 30, 2009
    9. Online Transparency
      1. “The Rise of Recovery.gov and the Virtuous Cycle of Transparency Innovation,” Greg Elin, March 19, 2009
      2. “FDIC: The Bailout Beyond TARP,” Lisa Chiu, March 3, 2009
      3. “Sen.-Designee Gillibrand's Transparency Record,” Paul Blumenthal, January 23, 2009
      4. “Will Change.gov Post State Funding Requests?” Bill Allison, December 12, 2008
      5. “Countdown to Reform Mandate,” Paul Blumenthal, July 28, 2008
      6. “Earmark Requests Overload House Servers,” Bill Allison, March 20, 2008
      7. “LegiStorm Posts Staffer Personal Financial Disclosures,” Paul Blumenthal, February 26, 2008
      8. “Senate Provides Better Tool for Tracking Lobbyists,” Bill Allison, January 2, 2008
      9. “GovernmentDocs.org Debuts from CREW,” Bill Allison, November 8, 2007
      10. “The Machine is Using Ron Paul,” Paul Blumenthal, November 6, 2007
    10. Personal Financial Disclosures
      1. "Ethics Link Line-Up," Paul Blumenthal, June 12, 2009
      2. "Every Obama Administration Personal Financial Disclosure," Paul Blumenthal, April 8, 2009
      3. “Unraveling Rangel,” Bill Allison, February 4, 2009
      4. “Home Loan Disclosures,” Paul Blumenthal, October 30, 2008
      5. “In Broad Daylight: FBI Peeks into VIP,” Paul Blumenthal, October 30, 2008
      6. “In Broad Daylight: Stevens Saga Continues,” Paul Blumenthal, October 28, 2008
      7. “In Broad Daylight: Stressed Out,” Paul Blumenthal, October 23, 2008
      8. “In Broad Daylight, K Street Reeling, K Street Rising,” Paul Blumenthal, October 22, 2008
      9. “In Broad Daylight: No Taxpayer Funded Lobbying,” Paul Blumenthal, October 21, 2008
      10. “In Broad Daylight: Rangel's Disclosure Discrepancies,” Paul Blumenthal, September 15, 2008
    11. Earmark Reform
      1. “Earmark Disclosure Diaspora,” Paul Blumenthal, January 7, 2009
      2. “Maybe We Need Some New Ideas for Earmark Reform?” Ellen Miller, March 18, 2008
      3. “Congress' Chief Admin Officer Orders Change to GOP Earmark Web Site,” Ellen Miller, February 21, 2008
      4. “Earmark Season Opens,” Paul Blumenthal, February 14, 2008
      5. “More Earmark Reform Needed,” Ellen Miller, November 1, 2007
      6. “Sunlight Still Needed,” Ellen Miller, October 31, 2007
      7. “Getting Serious About Earmarks,” Ellen Miller, October 2, 2007
      8. “Just How Effective Is Earmark Reform?” Ellen Miller, September 9, 2007
      9. “Earmark Reform: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” Ellen Miller, September 3, 2007
      10. “Is There More Backsliding on Earmark Reform?” Bill Allison, July 30, 2007
    12. Campaign Finance
      1. "What's the Matter with New York?" Paul Blumenthal, June 9, 2009
      2. "Vis-a-Visclosky: Or How I Learned to Take Campaign Contributions and Turn Them Into Earmarks," Paul Blumenthal, June 4, 2009
      3. "After FEC Eviscerates Bundling Disclosure Law, Only One Bundler Discloses," Paul Blumenthal, May 22, 2009
      4. "Tough Day for Credit Card Companies," Paul Blumenthal, May 19, 2009
      5. "The Grim State of Affairs for Car Dealerships," Paul Blumenthal, May 14, 2009
      6. "Blue Dog Dems Rake in Health Care Contributions, Protest Exclusion from Debate," Paul Blumenthal, May 12, 2009
      7. "Disclosure Calvinball?" Paul Blumenthal, May 8, 2009
      8. "Senate Obstinacy on Electronic Filing," Paul Blumenthal, April 28, 2009
      9. "Senate E-Filing in Politico," Paul Blumenthal, April 22, 2009
      10. "Dodd Story Reveals Failure of Senate on Electronic Filing," Paul Blumenthal, April 17, 2009
      11. "Decline in Campaign Fund Fortunes for PMA-Linked Trio," Paul Blumenthal, April 17, 2009
      12. “Financial Firm Campaign Giving,” Paul Blumenthal, March 26, 2009
      13. “Who Can Hedge Funds Lean On?” Paul Blumenthal, March 26, 2009
      14. “Every Fundraiser in One Day,” Paul Blumenthal, March 23, 2009
      15. “Sunshine Week Editorials on S. 482,” Paul Blumenthal, March 16, 2009
      16. “Global Problems with Political Financing,” Ellen Miller, February 17, 2009
      17. “Auto Bailout and UAW PAC Contributions,” Paul Blumenthal, December 16, 2008
      18. “Auto Bailout, Foreign Plants, and Senate Votes,” Paul Blumenthal, December 15, 2008
      19. “Auto Industry Bailout: Money-Votes Analysis,” Paul Blumenthal, December 12, 2008
      20. “Big Three Ask for Money, Spend on Lobbying,” Paul Blumenthal, December 5, 2008
    13. S. 482 Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act
      1. "Ensign Tried to Stymie Ethics Committee, Calls Come for Committee to Investigate," Paul Blumenthal, June 19, 2009
      2. "Will Electronic Filing Finally Happen in the Senate?" Lisa Rosenberg, May 20, 2009
      3. "Senate Obstinacy on Electronic Filing," Paul Blumenthal, April 28, 2009
      4. "Senate E-Filing in Politico," Paul Blumenthal, April 22, 2009
      5. "Dodd Story Reveals Failure of Senate on Electronic Filing," Paul Blumenthal, April 17, 2009
      6. "FEC Backs Electronic Filing," Paul Blumenthal, April 16, 2009
      7. “People Are Talking About Electronic Filing,” Nisha Thompson, April 7, 2009
      8. “Maybe 482 is a Lucky Number,” Ellen Miller, March 11, 2009
      9. “NYT Supports Electronic Filing,” Paul Blumenthal, March 9, 2009
      10. “Senate E-Filing Bill Reintroduced, Pass S. 482,” Paul Blumenthal, February 27, 2009
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