New Stimulus Lobbying Policy Released


As promised by the White House, new stimulus lobbying policies have been released by OMB.

The new guidance clarifies restrictions on lobbying, lifting a more general limitation on meetings between federally registered lobbyists and administration officials, and clamping down on all communications regarding awards for carefully tailored time periods.

We’re particularly excited about this announcement:

A web tool is being developed to facilitate disclosure of lobbyist contacts concerning the Recovery Act, and the tool will be available shortly for your agency’s use.

…given that we’ve long advocated for better real-time disclosure of lobbying contacts online, going so far as to mockup what such a system might look like.

I’ve embedded the document below. H/t Ellen’s and Gabriela’s twitter feeds.