Protection of Government ProcessesScope of 18
As amended by the Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982, the
prohibitions contained in 18 U.S.C. § 1505 are limited to: (1)
of process issued under the Antitrust Civil Process Act, 15 U.S.C.
1311-14, and under that section's omnibus clause, and (2) obstructions
to pending proceedings before Congress and Federal departments and agencies.
Tampering with witnesses and retaliating against witnesses and parties in
connection with administrative or legislative proceedings are offenses now
covered by 18 U.S.C. §§ 1512 (tampering) and 1513
[cited in Criminal Resource Manual 1729; USAM 9-69.100]