Lobbying Disclosure Act [LDA] Law and Legal Definition

The Lobbying Disclosure Act is a U.S. federal statute. The Act enumerates a number of provisions which attempt to maintain a degree of transparency in the activities of lobbyists.

The U.S. Congress, under the 2 USCS § 1601 have made some findings relating to the Act. They are:

(1) responsible representative Government requires public awareness of the efforts of paid lobbyists to influence the public decisionmaking process in both the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government;

(2) existing lobbying disclosure statutes have been ineffective because of unclear statutory language, weak administrative and enforcement provisions, and an absence of clear guidance as to who is required to register and what they are required to disclose; and

(3) the effective public disclosure of the identity and extent of the efforts of paid lobbyists to influence Federal officials in the conduct of Government actions will increase public confidence in the integrity of Government.