What might the Schumer-Van Hollen legislative response to Citizens United mean for lobbyist disclosure? According to the framework document, the legislation might provide:
All registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act must disclose the following information:
- Every campaign expenditure in excess of $1000
- Date it was received
- Name of each “covered candidate” or political party expressly identified in any electioneering communication
- Running total of the political expenditures.
In the framework document, these items appear listed under the boldfaced, all-caps, underlined section entitled, “REQUIRING LOBBYISTS TO DISCLOSE THEIR ACTIVITIES.”