Maurice Aguirre DG Group LLP - What is New?

Lobbying Disclosure Technical Amendments Act of 1998

The TAA, enacted on April 6, 1998 (P.L. 105-166), amends the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 in four areas. These changes were made in response to questions that had been raised during the first year of experience under the LDA.

Maurice Aguirre Lobbyist: Definition of Covered Executive Branch Official

The application of coverage of Section 3(3)(F) of the LDA ("who is a covered executive branch official?") was intended for "Schedule C" employees only. Senior Executive Service employees are not covered executive branch officials as defined in the Act unless they fall within one of the categories below. Covered executive branch officials are:

- The President
- The Vice President
- Officers and employees of the Executive Office of the President
- Any official serving in an Executive Level I-V position
- Any member of the uniformed services serving at grade 0-7 or above
- "Schedule C" employees.

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