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House and Senate Combine LDA Filing Procedures

January 2006

The following notice was recently issued by the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Secretary of the United States Senate:

Effective January 1, 2006, the Clerk will accept only electronically filed lobbying documents. Although the Secretary's and Clerk's e-filing applications are not compatible, a "File with the Senate button" on the Clerk's Adobe form application has been added as a solution for the February filing period. The modified Adobe forms will be posted on the web site in the near future. The February dual application will be available on both web sites.

The Senate Office of Public Records will accept these filings, filings generated by our own e-filing program and paper filings.

Accordingly, registrants under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act are no longer required to separately file reports with both the House and Senate, but may simply file their information electronically with the House and then click the "File with the Senate button" to file the information with the Senate.