Online Lobbying Disclosure Forms Frustrate:


Thousands of lobbyists trying to file their end-of-year disclosure forms electronically found that their forms were continuously rejected by the new electronic disclosure system, according to the Washington Post. The new system, initiated by former House Administration Chairman Bob Ney (R-OH), is facing complaints from lobbyists that it is “cumbersome, complicated and expensive.” A chief complaint is the requirement of a “digital signature” before it would be accepted. So far, 14,165 electronic disclosure forms had been received. The typical annual intake of forms usually rises above 20,000.