The Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act, which was repealed by the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, Pub. L. No. 104-65, 109 Stat. 691 (1995) (LDA), required registration with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate of any person engaged for pay in attempting to influence the passage or defeat of legislation by Congress and the filing of reports on a calendar quarter basis. The Registration Unit, Internal Security Section, Criminal Division, Department of Justice will continue to enforce the act until the statute of limitations runs on offenses committed on or before December 31, 1995. The LDA replaced this act and is administered by the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate. The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia is responsible for the enforcement of the LDA.
Updated September 19, 2018