Tag Archives: covered officials

President Biden Revokes Schedule F Order, Avoids Thorny Lobbying Disclosure Act Questions

Just two days after taking office, President Joe Biden reversed former President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13957, which had dramatically expanded the potential number of political appointees in the executive branch and stripped thousands of career officials of their civil service protections.  President Trump’s order created a new “Schedule F” of the federal excepted service, … Continue Reading

New Executive Order May Significantly Expand Number of Executive Branch Officials “Covered” Under the Lobbying Disclosure Act

UPDATE (2/2/2021):  The Executive Order discussed in this post has been revoked by President Biden.  See here. Despite his promises to “drain the swamp,” last week President Trump issued an Executive Order that may inadvertently create a large number of new lobbyists.  The order creates a new category of federal employees who are exempt from … Continue Reading

Lobbying Disclosure and the Intelligence Community

With the National Security Agency in the news, there has been some media attention to who is lobbying whom in the intelligence community, and how much they are spending while doing it.  Often media coverage of lobbying expenditures misinterprets the available federal Lobbying Disclosure Act (“LDA”) data.  The LDA notoriously contains many gaps.  Those who … Continue Reading
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