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S. 2896: JACK Act

About the bill

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: May 22, 2018
Length: 3 pages

May 22, 2018


Ordered Reported on Jun 13, 2018

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on June 13, 2018.


21% 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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Passed Senate (House next)

Passed House

Signed by the President

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

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