Due to the lapse in appropriations, Department of Justice websites will not be regularly updated. The Department’s essential law enforcement and national security functions will continue. Please refer to the Department of Justice’s contingency plan for more information.

Negotiated Sale of Foreign Gifts to Members of Congress


The General Services Administration is authorized to negotiate the sale of gifts from foreign governments to their original recipients, including Members of Congress, notwithstanding the general prohibition against public contracts with Members of Congress in 18 U.S.C. §§ 431 and 432.

Updated July 9, 2014