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H.R. 1830: PURE Executive Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 11, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1830

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 11, 2021

(for herself, Mr. Foster, Mr. Mast, and Mr. Feenstra) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to establish a 5-year post-employment ban on lobbying by former senior executive branch personnel and to prohibit such personnel from lobbying at any time on behalf of foreign clients, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Promoting the Unbiased Role of Employees in the Executive Act or the PURE Executive Act.

2.

5-year post-employment ban on lobbying by former senior executive branch personnel

(a)

5-year ban

Section 207 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subsection (c)(1), by striking within 1 year after the termination and inserting within 5 years after the termination; and

(2)

in subsection (d)(1), by striking within 2 years after the termination and inserting within 5 years after the termination.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to any individual who, on or after the date of the enactment of this Act, leaves a position to which subsection (c) or (d) of section 207 of title 18, United States Code, applies.

3.

Prohibiting former senior executive branch personnel from lobbying at any time on behalf of any foreign clients

(a)

Lifetime prohibition

Section 207(f) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); and

(2)

by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new paragraph:

(3)

Special rule for senior personnel of the executive branch and independent agencies

In the case of an individual who is subject to the restrictions of subsection (c) or (d), the restrictions described in paragraph (1) shall apply to representing, aiding, or advising foreign entities at any time after the individual leaves a position to which such subsection applies.

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(b)

Extension of prohibition to all foreign clients

Paragraph (4) of section 207(f) of such title, as redesignated by subsection (a)(1), is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting the following: , except that in the case of an individual who is subject to the restrictions of subsection (c) or (d), such term means any foreign principal under such Act..

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to any individual who, on or after the date of the enactment of this Act, leaves a position to which subsection (c) or (d) of section 207 of title 18, United States Code, applies.