Political activity law A.M. report for Thursday, Jan. 13

Good morning. Here are a few recent stories in lobbying and political law news.

Former Senators join firm

Roll Call reports.

Even though ex-Sens. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Bob Bennett (R-Utah) announced this week that they had joined the lobbying practice at Arent Fox, the duo didn’t go there as a package deal. They just happened to end up there together.

Swearing-in complaint filed

News here.

A watchdog group has filed a formal complaint against the two lawmakers who missed last week’s swearing-in ceremony for the 112th Congress, accusing the congressmen of violating House rules, federal law and the Constitution.

Eisen’s departure

Is covered by the Hill.

County mulls lobbyist

Should Sedgwick County hire a lobbyist?  News here.

Website maker and corporate governance

“The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged a Kansas technology company that manages government websites, including the official site of the Federal Election Commission, with failing to disclose ‘wide-ranging perks’ handed out to its former chief executive officer.”   The Hill.

Facebook’s friends and lobbying

Facebook’s lobbying activity is the topic of this article.  More in USAT.

Campaign finance CRS report available


Proposed lobbying rules changes from interesting panel


Have a great day

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