HLOGAHonest Leadership and Open Government Act
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(229.) Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA),
Registration Act." (77) HLOGA made reporting more frequent and
HLOGA also (1) extended the waiting period from one year to two
Senator Obama's goal in HLOGA was to make it easier for the public to know about campaign contributions from lobbyists to lawmakers and to make it easier for the public to be aware of lobbyist advocacy topics, targets, and expenditures.
(143) Without listing a litany of other examples, the obvious point is that unless Congress addresses the role of money in elections, it will be very difficult for the spirit and intent underlying HLOGA to completely prevail.
Finally, for lobbyists and the entities that hire them, HLOGA's semi-annual reporting of campaign contributions imposes a new burden, one that exists notwithstanding the fact that these contributions are already reported elsewhere in FEC reports filed by the political committees that received them.
analysis of HLOGA's lobbying provision changes see CRS Report
HLOGA is devoted primarily to other lobbying and ethics issues.
The FEC unanimously approved rules implementing HLOGA's
Bundling has been prominent in recent years both because of the additional disclosure required in HLOGA and because of the role bundling played in the 2008 presidential elections.
A new lobbying and ethics law, the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA) contains campaign finance provisions related to "bundled" campaign contributions and campaign travel.