Final Guidance on Appointment of Lobbyists to Federal Boards and Commissions
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued final guidance to Executive Departments and agencies concerning the appointment of federally registered lobbyists to boards and commissions. On June 18, 2010, President Obama issued ‘‘Lobbyists on Agency Boards and Commissions,’’ a memorandum directing agencies and departments in the Executive Branch not to appoint or re-appoint federally registered lobbyists to advisory committees and other boards and commissions. The Presidential Memorandum further directed the Director of OMB to ‘‘issue proposed guidance to implement this policy to the full extent permitted by law.’’ Proposed guidance was posted on November 2, 2010 and the final guidance was formulated after review of the comments received to the proposed guidance. View the Federal Register Notice of the guidance and the Presidential Memorandum.