House Amends Travel and Gift Rules
On January 4, 2007, as part of the Democrats' "First 100 Hours" legislative program, the House voted to amend several aspects of its travel and gift rules.
Several of these rules were effective immediately, while some of the new travel rules do not become effective until March 1, 2007. These rules do not affect interaction with the Senate, which is in the process of examining its own rules as well as legislation relating to ethics and lobbying.
For more information about the rule changes, please see Wiley Rein & Fielding's January 8, 2007, Election Law Alert. For continuing analysis on ethics reform, click here to read a series of articles originally published in Roll Call by Jan Baran and Robert Bauer.
For a private briefing on the new House Ethics Rules, please contact a member of the Election Law and Government Ethics Practice.