Direct Lobbying Law and Legal Definition

Direct lobbying refers to a communication with a federal, state, local, or foreign legislator or legislative staff member. Direct lobbying involves communication in relation to specific pending legislation, or specific legislative proposal

Direct lobbying communication involves the communication is for the purpose of influencing legislation. Some examples of direct lobbying includes:

1.Meeting with legislators or their staff to discuss specific legislation;

2.Drafting or negotiating the terms of a bill;

3.Meeting with officials of an administrative agency to influence the officials’ testimony on a legislative proposal; and

4.Providing comments to legislators on confirmation of an administration nominee, such as the Secretary of State.