Federal Legislation
August 9, 2007

H.R. 2316—‘Honest Leadership and Open Government’ Act of 2007

Action Requested:
No action is requested.

Background:
H.R. 2316 is much like S.1, the Senate lobbying reform bill, in that it is a bipartisan bill and contains much-needed lobbying reforms. H.R. 2316 does not contain any language that would affect grassroots lobbying. The purpose of this bill is to provide more rigorous requirements with respect to disclosure and enforcement of lobbying laws and regulations.

H.R. 2316 was passed on Thursday, May 24, without the amendments H.R. 2093 or H.R. 984. Neither bill was presented on the floor for the possibility of being added.

Introduced: 5/15/2007—Introduced in the House.

Status:

4/15/2007Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
5/15/2007Also referred to the Committee on Rules and House Administration. Hearing expected on Thursday, March 17.
5/17/2007House Judiciary Committee Hearing—approved with amendments and sent to the full House for consideration.
5/24/2007Bill Passed by recorded vote: 396-22, 1 Present (Roll no. 423)
5/25/2007Received in the Senate. Read the first time and placed on Senate Legislative Calendar.
6/4/2007Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 182.

Sponsor:
Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (MI-14)

Cosponsors: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:HR02316:@@@P (8)

Bill Summary and Status: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:h.r.02316:

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral

 Other Resources

S. 1—The Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007

H.R. 984—The “Executive Branch Reform” Act of 2007

H.R. 2093—To Amend the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995

Federal Issue Update: Grassroots Lobbying