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S. 2896: Justice Against Corruption on K Street Act of 2018

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Should lobbyists be forced to reveal prior convictions, in order to advocate on behalf of clients with business before the government?


Jack Abramoff was the most notorious lobbyist of the 2000s, exerting influence on the George W. Bush White House. He became a national name after being sentenced to three years in jail for tax evasion and conspiracy, for crimes including scamming millions of dollars from a Native American tribe.

In 2016, Abramoff re-registered as a lobbyist working on behalf of a Romanian politician and the government of Congo ...

Sponsor and status

John Kennedy

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Louisiana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 28, 2018
Length: 3 pages

May 22, 2018


Passed Senate (House next) on Aug 23, 2018

This bill passed in the Senate on August 23, 2018 and goes to the House next for consideration.


68% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 22, 2018

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Jun 13, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Aug 15, 2018
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Aug 23, 2018
Passed Senate (House next)

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S. 2896 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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