The Executive Branch Reform Act
() was a bill proposed in the 110th United States Congress
and would have required thousands of federal officials to report into a government database the names of persons who contact them attempting to "influence" government policies or actions.
The prime sponsor of the bill is Congressman Henry A. Waxman
, Democrat of California. In the 110th Congress, the bill is designated H.R. 984. It was approved, without dissent, by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives
on February 14, 2007. The legislation has not yet been scheduled for action by the full House of Representatives. According to the Washington Post
(March 6, 2007), "A spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
(D-Calif.) says that she backs the measure . . . and that she expects it to get a vote in the House.", by Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, Washington Post
(March 6, 2007).
Requirements of the Bill
According as to a letter from the director of the Office of Government Ethics
, the bill would require over 8,000 executive branch
officials to report into a... Read More